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, and organic gardening techniques. Urban gardening can also be used as a way to educate, organize and employ local residents within the community.

Learn more

Basic Information – EPA

Green Gotham – National Geographic

Local Resources

Urban Garden – Nurture Nature Center

For more information on Lehigh Valley urban gardening, see the entry under “Community Gardening.”


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