Tag Archives: urban gardening

Hydroponics

Hydroponics is a method for growing plants in which roots are suspended in a nutrient solution consisting of water and fertilizers. An artificial medium, such as sand, gravel, perlite, peat moss, or sawdust, may or may not be used. Liquid hydroponic systems have no supporting medium for the plant’s roots, while aggregate systems have a solid medium of support. Hydroponic […]

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Community Gardening

Community gardening is the process of renting small plots of land to local residents in neighborhoods, cities and towns on which they can grow plants of all sorts, as long as they adhere to the guidelines of the governing organization. Whether the goal is to generate produce for the needy, educate the public on the benefits of gardening, or simply […]

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Permaculture

Permaculture is a form of ecological design or ecological engineering that utilizes natural ecosystems as examples to establish more sustainable and self-maintained human settlements and agricultural systems. Local Resources Eastern Pennsylvania Permaculture Guild, an informal organization that welcomes all people interested in creating sustainable human garden, is a great resource if one would like to meet other permaculture advocates in […]

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Urban Gardening

Urban gardening is defined as the growing of fruits, herbs, vegetables and other plants in urban environments. Due to the limited free space in cities, gardeners must strategically manage space as well as other resources, including water, soil, nutrients and light. This process can be accompanied by other sustainable activities, such as the collection and reuse of rain water, composting, […]

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