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Eat House

"A house and a garden to eat! That you are able to touch, smell, taste, seed, weed, and harvest. The Eat House has a temporary character; it lasts a summer season. This is why all the materials used in EATHOUSE can be re-used for a new season at a different spot.

by Marijke Bruinsma & Marjan van Capelle”

-mindyourgarden

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Escape Garden
Not sure what the NYC codes say but this might be a safety hazard.
Grow at your own risk.
-gardendesigntravels

Escape Garden

Not sure what the NYC codes say but this might be a safety hazard.

Grow at your own risk.

-gardendesigntravels

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Lemon Berry
"Many plants within this genus are considered toxic, although some reports indicate the berries of this species can be used to make lemonade flavored drinks (hence its common name). Allergic reactions may also result from skin contact with sap from some of the genera.
Lemonade Berry leaves are rich in tannins. Even though the species is evergreen, there is some leaf fall in autumn, at which time the fallen leaves may be used as a brown dye or mordant. An oil can be extracted from Lemonade Berry seeds; moreover, this oil achieves a tallow consistency when left to stand. Thereafter the oil can be employed to manufacture candles, which burn brightly, albeit emitting a pungent scent. The wood of mature plants is dense and hard, making it prized for wood-burning fireplace kindling.”
-wikipedia

Lemon Berry

"Many plants within this genus are considered toxic, although some reports indicate the berries of this species can be used to make lemonade flavored drinks (hence its common name). Allergic reactions may also result from skin contact with sap from some of the genera.

Lemonade Berry leaves are rich in tannins. Even though the species is evergreen, there is some leaf fall in autumn, at which time the fallen leaves may be used as a brown dye or mordant. An oil can be extracted from Lemonade Berry seeds; moreover, this oil achieves a tallow consistency when left to stand. Thereafter the oil can be employed to manufacture candles, which burn brightly, albeit emitting a pungent scent. The wood of mature plants is dense and hard, making it prized for wood-burning fireplace kindling.”

-wikipedia

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Wild or Grown
"Miners lettuce, scientific name, Claytonia perfoliata, is a trailing annual vine that grows wild more than it is cultivated. It is a greater source of food for animals than it is for humans, providing a grazing source for gophers, flocking birds, quail, doves and cattle, while seed-eating birds eat the plant’s fruits allowing for the plant to continue to flourish in the wild for centuries. Miner’s lettuce is sometimes confused with purslane (Portulaca oleracea) which is also a cool season wild growing crop."
-specialtyproduce
(image: wikimedia)

Wild or Grown

"Miners lettuce, scientific name, Claytonia perfoliata, is a trailing annual vine that grows wild more than it is cultivated. It is a greater source of food for animals than it is for humans, providing a grazing source for gophers, flocking birds, quail, doves and cattle, while seed-eating birds eat the plant’s fruits allowing for the plant to continue to flourish in the wild for centuries. Miner’s lettuce is sometimes confused with purslane (Portulaca oleracea) which is also a cool season wild growing crop."

-specialtyproduce

(image: wikimedia)

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Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each
Chicago is practically giving away land: vacant lots for just $1 each. The catch? To buy one, you must already own a home on the same block. 
Like many U.S. cities, Chicago has struggled with what to do with a growing number of empty lots in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. Efforts to develop affordable housing or urban farms have had some mixed results.
 So Chicago officials and community development advocates hope the vacant lot program can help spark a renewal in some of the city’s most blighted areas.
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Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks, Just $1 Each

Chicago is practically giving away land: vacant lots for just $1 each. The catch? To buy one, you must already own a home on the same block.

Like many U.S. cities, Chicago has struggled with what to do with a growing number of empty lots in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. Efforts to develop affordable housing or urban farms have had some mixed results.

So Chicago officials and community development advocates hope the vacant lot program can help spark a renewal in some of the city’s most blighted areas.

(webofgoodnewsRead more)

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Golden Currant
"Ribes aureum is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant, in traditional, native plant, drought tolerant, and wildlife gardens, and natural landscaping projects. Unlike some other species of currants, Ribes aureum is in the remarkably drought-tolerant group of Ribes.
Golden currant is also planted for the edible berries. Although flowers are hermaphrodite, the yield is greatly benefited by cross-pollination.
The berries were used for food, and other plant parts for medicine, by various Native American groups across its range in North America.”
-wikipedia

Golden Currant

"Ribes aureum is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant, in traditional, native plant, drought tolerant, and wildlife gardens, and natural landscaping projects. Unlike some other species of currants, Ribes aureum is in the remarkably drought-tolerant group of Ribes.

Golden currant is also planted for the edible berries. Although flowers are hermaphrodite, the yield is greatly benefited by cross-pollination.

The berries were used for food, and other plant parts for medicine, by various Native American groups across its range in North America.”

-wikipedia

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The Darker the Berry
"The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the Rubus genus in the Rosaceae family, hybrids among these species within the Rubus subgenus, and hybrids between the Rubus and Idaeobatus subgenera. What distinguishes the blackberry from its raspberry relatives is whether or not the torus (receptacle or stem) ‘picks-with’ (i.e. stays with) the fruit. When picking a blackberry fruit, the torus does stay with the fruit. With a raspberry, the torus remains on the plant, leaving a hollow core in the raspberry fruit. The term ‘bramble’, a word meaning any impenetrable scrub, has traditionally been applied specifically to the blackberry or its products, though in the United States it applies to all members of the Rubus genus. In the western US, the term caneberry is used to refer to blackberries and raspberries as a group rather than the term bramble."
-wikipedia
(image: newtowngarden)

The Darker the Berry

"The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the Rubus genus in the Rosaceae family, hybrids among these species within the Rubus subgenus, and hybrids between the Rubus and Idaeobatus subgenera. What distinguishes the blackberry from its raspberry relatives is whether or not the torus (receptacle or stem) ‘picks-with’ (i.e. stays with) the fruit. When picking a blackberry fruit, the torus does stay with the fruit. With a raspberry, the torus remains on the plant, leaving a hollow core in the raspberry fruit. The term ‘bramble’, a word meaning any impenetrable scrub, has traditionally been applied specifically to the blackberry or its products, though in the United States it applies to all members of the Rubus genus. In the western US, the term caneberry is used to refer to blackberries and raspberries as a group rather than the term bramble."

-wikipedia

(image: newtowngarden)

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Chia Plant
"Salvia columbariae is an annual plant that is commonly called chia, golden chia, and desert chia, because its seeds are used in the same manner as Salvia hispanica (chia). It grows in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, and Baja California, and was an important food for Native Americans. Some native names include pashí from Tongva and it’epeš from Ventureño."
-wikipedia

Chia Plant

"Salvia columbariae is an annual plant that is commonly called chia, golden chia, and desert chia, because its seeds are used in the same manner as Salvia hispanica (chia). It grows in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Sonora, and Baja California, and was an important food for Native Americans. Some native names include pashí from Tongva and it’epeš from Ventureño."

-wikipedia

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Build Green

"Make your space work for you - these citizens of Phuket, Thailand certainly seem to be making the most of their limited space."
-gardenplanner

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Seized marijuana equipment used for indoor urban garden
"When police near Philadelphia confiscated useful hydroponic farming equipment in a drug bust, they put it to good use in an indoor, urban aquaponic garden and fish farm."
-mothernaturenetwork

Seized marijuana equipment used for indoor urban garden

"When police near Philadelphia confiscated useful hydroponic farming equipment in a drug bust, they put it to good use in an indoor, urban aquaponic garden and fish farm."

-mothernaturenetwork