Mumbai Woman Shares How to Grow 30 Edible Plants in Apartment Balcony

Tomato, brinjal and beans to spinach, ginger and turmeric — all grown without any kind of chemical fertilizer or pesticides!

These Oakland Women Opened A Plant Nursery To Prioritize Peace Amid Protests - Blavity

It’s been said in recent months that Black people are in the midst of two pandemics : racism and the coronavirus outbreak. As the killings of Breonna Taylor , George Floyd and countless other Black Americans have sparked a summer of protests, Blk Girls Green House co-founders Kalkidan Gebreyohannes and J’Maica Roxanne realized the importance of Black folks cultivating sacred, peaceful spaces.  On Saturday,  Blk Girls Green House , a West Oakland-based open-air plant nursery and home goods shop, opened for business.  “We realized that it was paramount that we prioritize how our spaces make us feel,” the co-founders told Blavity. The way Black people have had to process trauma and stress around everything that has been happening carries such a heavy weight. Creating spaces for ourselves that fosters peace, joy, pride and beauty can literally translate into sanity during a time when things are so misaligned and unjust for our people. The duo's sheer love of greenery — there are a...

Umbrella House Garden

The rooftop garden at Umbrella House is an 820 square foot intensive green roof that serves as a source of fresh produce for building residents, as a means to assist in storm water management, and as a model for other New York City buildings.

Mini Worm Composting Bins: A great project for kids Text and photos © Making mini worm-composting bins was a great Cub Scout Bear Den activity, but it would be appropriate for all kids, say 6-12. Ondine was in charge of the program. She'd tried vermicomposting once before, using regular feral earthworms that she dug up from the garden, and it was an earthworm tragedy.

Container Gardening - Top Tips

Tips for container gardening.Created for the Permaculture Women's Guild online double-certificate design course. Get more info and a FREE Guest Pass at www.p...

Seattle's Beacon Food Forest

Very nice land with a wonderful amount of food growing. This video is just a snippet of what is growing on site.

Adam Purple and the Garden of Eden - The Linnaean Society of New York

On September 14th while bicycling into Manhattan on the Williamsburg bridge, 84-year-old David Lloyd Wilkie, aka Adam Purple, suffered a fatal heart attack. A unique N.Y.C. character and urban legend was lost when Adam Purple died. Born in Independence, Missouri, and a graduate of the University of Missouri with a master's degree in journalism, Adam Purple then [...]

8 Gorgeous Urban Rooftop Gardens Hidden Across NYC

Photo by Heather Shimmin 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar and Restaurant 230 Fifth Ave. Manhattan While the 230 Fifth rooftop is open year-round, we're willing to bet that this lush rooftop bar and…

Brooklyn Grange

Brooklyn Grange is the world's leading soil rooftop farming company and sustainability center. We design, build, and offer landscaping services for gardens, farms, and green spaces in New York City and beyond, and host a range of programming, from workshops to weddings. We are a one-stop shop for ur

17 of NYC’s best urban farms, from Bushwick to the Bronx

From Bushwick to the Bronx, these 17 urban farms provide fresh food and green space for their communities

grow food not lawns

Welcome to the official site for the international movement of folks who want to grow Food Not Lawns!

Soul Fire in The City

To free ourselves we must feed ourselves Soul Fire in the City is our lawn to garden program that provides raised beds and container gardeners to community members and groups in the 518 (Albany, Sc…

Urban Herbs to Forage in the City! Eat the Weeds!

An overview of the most common and most delicious wild edible plants that you can find in almost every city in the world.

Berlin’s sharing economy: a glimpse of the future?

Public fridges with free food, community-supported agriculture, borrowing shops and knowledge-sharing: the German capital is at the forefront of a whole new system of trade

Gaining Ground: 8 Places To Grow Food If You Don’t Have Access To Land

For people who have their own yard, starting a garden is easy. But for those who don’t have easy access to land, starting a garden takes a little more effort.

Big Yields From A Small Garden: Growing Food In Small Spaces

There are plenty of good reasons to develop a skill set for growing food in small spaces. Maybe you only have a tiny balcony with sun for half the day? Or a

Strategies For Urban Land Access

Urban land access can be difficult but there are ways to get past this barrier.

Suburban Permaculture

How I learned to bloom where I was planted (or, rather, where I planted myself) with suburban permaculture.

These New York Gardeners Are Fighting The System By Growing Food

Meet the women taking ownership of the food and resources that communities of color have access to.

Commons against and beyond capitalism

Abstract. This essay contrasts the logic underlining the production of ‘commons’ with the logic of capitalist relations, and describes the conditions under whic

Permaculture for the People Cultivating connection through honey & herbs.

Permaculture for the People is a podcast and blog about the anti-capitalist permaculture movement. Explore despite/beyond/post-capitalist possibilities! Another world is possible.

Decolonizing Permaculture

Please enable JavaScript to experience Vimeo in all of its glory. Decolonizing Permaculture was a workshop held at the annual Building Resilient Communities Convergence of Northern California in 2016. Susan Juniper Park facilitated the workshop. For more work by filmmaker, please see

Urban self-reliance: homestead in Oakland's small rented lot

Sheila Cassani began farming her rental home while a college student. She started with a small vegetable patch, but it soon spread to keeping chickens and bees and planting produce on nearly every available patch of the small yard not dedicated to the poultry.

Decolonizing together

Moving beyond a politics of solidarity toward a practice of decolonization – Given the devastating cultural, spiritual, economic, linguistic and political impacts of colonialism on Indigenous people in Canada, any serious attempt by non-natives at allying with Indigenous struggles must entail solidarity in the fight against colonization.

Goldenrod video

The amazing amount of bees, wasps, and other insects on goldenrod - a plant native to North America that does not give you seasonal allergies (it is animal pollinated not wind pollinated). This abundance of life is from my urban permaculture backyard.

Community Gardens, London - a short documentary

A short amateur documentary on the past and present of community gardening in London from the point of inspiration. The first creation of #brainpoolmovies Filmed by | Attila Maxim Ferenczi Narrated by | Szilvia Zsargo Special thanks to | Andras Upor and M44 studio Music | Teyr ( Filmed: 2013 june, London, UK

Northey Street City Farm: Community Permaculture in Action with Morag Gamble , Our Permaculture Life

Morag Gamble of Our Permaculture Life ( takes you for an introductory tour of one of Australia's first city farms, Northey Street City Farm ( which she helped to establish in 1994.

Inspiring Woman Growing a Huge Amount of Food in Her City Permaculture Garden

The Plummery is a suburban home where a tiny urban permaculture garden measuring only 100sq/m (1076 sq feet) produces over 400kg/900 pounds of food year-round.

Small space gardening techniques in Mexico City

The urban gardeners from Mexico City's Huerto Romita share their experiments in square foot gardening, DIY vertical gardens, permaculture, herb spirals, hydroponics, rainwater catchment, and vermicomposting. Original story: