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How to grow microgreens indoors: what you need to know

Microgreens are truly a wonderful thing to start growing right now, this very minute, at home. Read ahead to understand more about the micro world and how to be the most successful with your first batches of babies.

Pollution and growing food in the city – what’s safe and what isn’t.

It’s a common question I get asked from time to time in relation to growing food in the city for consumption, especially in the urban permaculture garden that I was up until recently managing in the heart of Berlin, tucked away behind a very busy road, and a stone’s throw away from the highway. ‘Don’t we need to be careful of contaminants and pollution levels when growing in an urban environment?’. And the answer is yes, but only to a certain degree. So what is that degree? And what should we be mindful of?

A brief history of urban farming…to urban gardening.

Urban gardening is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around for as long as humans have lived in cities! Through time, the significance of urban gardening has taken on different levels of meaning; serving as tools for social reform, as subsistence in times of food insecurity, and even as a simple pastime in times of prosperity.

15 easiest vegetables to grow: the ultimate list.

Whether one is an accomplished gardener or just starting out, sometimes deciding on the things that we want to dedicate our little garden sanctuaries to for the summer can be, well, a challenging decision!