Lawns to Gardens

Lawn Island Farms, whose mission is to turn Suburban Lawns to Suburban Gardens, was founded by Jim and Rosette Adams in New York, United States. Born and raised in Uganda, Rosette was used to cooking meals straight from the garden, as opposed to purchased from a grocery store. To Rosette, learning that Americans didn’t grow…

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Swale: Food Forest on a New York River

An old barge, once used for hauling sand to construction sites, was given new life in 2016 when artist Mary Mattingly founded Swale – a “floating” public food forest funded through a grant from A Blade of Grass. Swale – A Floating Food Forest The forest’s landscape design is inspired by edible forestry, permaculture, and…

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The Many Types of At-Home Composting

So you’re interested in making your own compost, but you’re overwhelmed by all of the different methods. Or maybe you’re not sure if there’s a method that will work for you. You’re in the right place. With this overview, the decision will be easy. Your first decision? Indoor or outdoor. Since there are fewer types…

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Permaculture Through the Eyes of Autism

The summer after my sophomore year of college, I had an internship with an organic permaculture farm. This wasn’t just any organic farm, though. Sustainable agriculture wasn’t even the main goal, although it was an important secondary goal. In addition to providing local, organic veggies and meat to the surrounding community, the farm also provided…

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