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I was reminded of my dad's carefully tended garden when we visited a community on the outskirts of the city of Cochabamba. Outside many of the homes we saw were small squares of flourishing green produce. These gardens provide not only sustenance for the whole family, but a source of income.
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According to the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission), a majority of the injuries that happen in the outdoors are related to the tools that we use and the lack of proper gear when we are using them.
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I'm not talking about those scraggly little bushes that manage a few insipid fruits that the bugs get to first. I'm talking big booty tomatoes that are bursting with flavour and juice. Growing your own tomatoes can be really rewarding and, if you keep it organic, the taste will blow your mind!
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Spring is finally here -- and so is time to dig in the garden! 'Tis the season for planting beets, radishes, herbs and baby greens.
Urban gardeners and green thumbs from around the world have united on the Internet to deliver awesome options and ways for urbanites to start wonderful, space-saving urban gardens that provide us with essential nutrients and fit into tight living spaces.
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David Gingera started Citigrow "to try and solve many of the problems with our current food systems by utilizing urban agriculture," he says. Initially, the idea was to sell products to help people grow food in cities. As Gingera did his due diligence, he became interested in the benefits in turning what is essentially dead land into vegetable plots.
As North Americans, we obsess over lawns--millions and millions of acres of them. We spend time, money and effort to maintain their perfection. In your own yard, you can slowly stage the replacement of grass with food gardens. Or complete the transition all at once.
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