Urban farming / Guides

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...Urban farming: Any food we produce at our homes is food that isn't part of the agricultural industry , which is a huge consumer of natural resources. If you have a bit of space, urban farming is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and your food costs. Not only that, it's often healthier and even tastes better...

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

...Urban Farm Unit Urban Farming using the UFU Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming combined - the UFU

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...urban farming. At whatever level you think you can handle, try urban farming . Grow yourself something to eat in whatever space you have available, whether you have one tomato plant or a backyard chicken coop. There are many ground covers and plants that are attractive as well as edible, so decorate your yard with Ka...

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden
Landscaping

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...urban farming to counteract the heavy ecological footprint of industrial agriculture. However, there are very few options for the increasing number of people wishing to get involved but who don't necessarily have the time, the means, or the expertise for the more commonly practiced forms of urban farming. To meet thi...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...urban farming to installing renewable energy sources. 3. Eat local and get started in urban farming. Buying from food co-ops and shopping at farmers' markets promotes local food production, tastes better, and is better for you. The agricultural industry is a huge consumer of fossil fuels, not just transportation bu...

Edible Perennials
Landscaping

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...urban farming , growing food in small spaces , hydroponic bottle gardens and all about sustainable landscaping in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

Shaded vegetable garden success
Food production

Growing vegetables in the shade

...Urban farming - a guide to growing edible perennials in your yard How to build a backyard greenhouse in cold climates Find more about green lifestyle choices and home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages and find out about the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

The Pros & Cons of Lasagna Gardening for Growing Food
Food production

Lasagna Gardening: the pros & cons of a lasagna garden

...urban farming. Gathering enough food safe paper and cardboard for layering would require a concerted effort for larger areas of food production. Our Conclusion: Lasagna Gardening Drawbacks vs. Benefits Growing lettuce and greens in a lasagna garden There is some work and time involved in successful lasagne ga...

Growing Food Indoors, Vegetables for Homes & Apartments
Food production

Food & Greens can be grown easily indoors - here's how!

...Urban farming - a guide to growing edible perennials in your yard How to build a backyard greenhouse in cold climates How to reduce climate impact with green food choices Find more about green lifestyle choices and home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages and find out about the bene...

Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...urban wildlife by linking green spaces with each other (some plants may be sought by visiting species of birds and butterflies); Local plants improve biodiversity and create a local seed pool; They are less likely to consume large swaths of land allowing no other plants to thrive. Disadvantages: You are mor...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

Shipping container homes are gaining popularity globally, especially as Tiny Houses , as they can be seductively attractive with their modern looking lines, colours and shape - but one question we've been asked consistently is: "Are shipping containers Good or Bad as homes - and for the Environment?" Like many gre...