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Urban Agriculture

Introduction Creating your own balcony garden is a simple way to make a step towards healthy living. But reality can turn out to be less so if you don’t know how to remove pests or grow your plants in pots properly. There are many things to take heed of when customizing your personal garden. Below...

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There are many innovative ways how to implement eco-friendliness into our homes to create a green neighborhood. If we care about living in high-quality neighborhoods, then turning them into more eco-friendly areas are the best ways to do. Through green infrastructure, this can be accomplished. By making use of nature as a resource in our...

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There are many benefits to installing green roofs. They also don’t carry many prerequisites. Typically, all that is needed is a flat or lowly sloping roof, a decent amount of sunlight, and vegetation conducive to the regional climate where it’s located. Unique Green Roofs When we envision a green roof, often we think of one...

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The lifestyle of a locavore – having a dietary preference for local food – can be difficult, particularly in areas where sustainability isn’t yet prevalent. However, as a person with an environmental conscience, I do strive to live this kind of lifestyle as often as it permits. Living in Long Island, New York, a region where sustainability...

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Cultivate, educate, and serve the community; these are the main goals of urban agriculture. Whether you have a green roof, are just growing in a small space, or are part of a co-op, urban food initiatives solutions can provide you and your community with providing local, healthy, and sustainable food options. Demand Towards Sustainable Food...

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Urban agriculture can apply a wide number of credit points when certifying a building with the USGBC (United States Green Building Council). The major categories that relate to urban gardening are Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, and Innovation & Design. The following information comes from the New Construction Guidelines from the LEED handbook. Sustainable Sites This category of...

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New solutions to water management are becoming ever more prevalent in towns and cities around the world. One such example is rain gardens. A rain garden is defined as a shallow depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. The purpose of such a depression is to act as green infrastructure and to serve as a...

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Flowers are not just for spring dresses and table decoration – they make a great addition to your arsenal of culinary ingredients! One thing to keep in mind before you start eating your flowerbed is to make sure that there are no pesticides on any plant you are planning to eat (organic is best), and...

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Ecology, as most people understand, is described as the interactions of species in environmental systems. Aside from its textbook definition, it could also be looked at as the “Economy of Nature.” The types of ecology that are most focused on are physiological ecology, organismal ecology, population ecology, community ecology, and ecosystem ecology. On this planet, ecology encompasses organisms,...

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Food independence has grown more popular in the past few years as climate change and marginal land use have become more of a political and social issue. We are running out of land, topsoil, and water to sustain the large-scale agriculture that we have practiced for generations. As global water scarcity and water pollution increase,...

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