If you’ve ever been the recipient of a neighbor’s freshly-grown tomatoes, you know the value of a good veggie garden. Many folks believe they can't grow their own veggies because they don't have acres of space.
March is the worst food month of the year. Nothing has been growing locally for at least three months, and the prospect of anything even remotely fresh is long gone.
Yesterday Sprout had the pleasure of sponsoring the local viewing party for TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat. TEDx is part of the TED Talks series, which aims to educate in an innovative and inspirational way.
We're in the depths of winter now, and while this is happening outside...
Today the Environmental Working Group released its annual ranking of the most pesticide-laden produce, otherwise known as "The Dirty Dozen." Their report, The Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce, calculates that USDA tests found a total 165 different pesticides on thousands of fruit and vegetable samples.
I’ve been growing veggies in my urban farm (aka, my patio) for twelve years, but even as an experienced farmer, I still have a tough time getting started in the garden after a long winter. After months of neglect, the garden looks as hopeless as I feel, so taking baby steps makes it more manageable.