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Homemade Low-Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam

This homemade strawberry jam recipe with low sugar is absolutely incredible. Delicious and easy to make, this strawberry freezer jam will capture the sweet tastes of summer all year long, preserving the natural taste of strawberries. Drizzle it on toast, scoop it into yogurt, or simply eat this tasty treat by the spoonful.It’s that wonderful time of year when the yard and garden come to life. The sights and smells boast tons of freshness. One of my favourite...
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Urban Gardening: The Rooftop Gardens of Cairo

In recent years, there have been several initiatives and campaigns, promoting urban gardening on rooftops and elsewhere, to encourage more eco-friendly solutions across the country. Fortunately, there has been a positive response from both Egyptian residents and the government in following and implementing such initiatives. Founded by brothers, Sherif and Tarek Hosny due to their interest in plants and nature, Schaduf is a social enterprise that initially started off by offering microloans in the form of rooftop gardens for...
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Urban farm in the Bronx helps nourish neighbors

  LONGWOOD, the Bronx — It’s planting season at Black Joy Farm along East 163rd Street and Simpson Street in the Longwood neighborhood of the Bronx. With precautions and social distancing in place, volunteers and staff have been preparing planters and spreading the soil. The growth and the harvest this year will have a special significance. Tanya Denise Fields established the urban farm six years ago in the former vacant lot, which is owned by the city. “Our mission is a place...
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The Good Bugs You Want to Have in Your Garden

Do you feel squeamish around bugs? Don’t be! There are so many beneficial insects out there that help protect your garden from potentially damaging pests. This post will help you get to know the good bugs you absolutely want in your garden!Did you know that most insects are not pests at all? Unfortunately, “bugs” get a bad rap just because they are weird-looking. In practice, many garden insects act as free garden labour, and they are worth getting...
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Urban gardening during lockdown not going well? Here’s how to save dying plants!

Have you left your plants unattended since a few days out of sheer laziness (blame it on the quarantine), or has your interest in plants waned because there haven’t been any flowers blossoming? Chances are, the sun, water, and a little effort on your part might still revive them. Plants are hardier than we think, and there is a special joy in seeing wilting plants thrive. Here’s how to save dying plants. Using the reparo charm If you see limp...
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Growing Mainstream: How Gardeners are Becoming the New Influencers

When Timothy Hammond decided to document his gardening adventures on Instagram, he thought he might attract a few like-minded people who shared his passion for growing food. Over the past two years, the urban gardener has gradually established a loyal fan base that’s exceeded his expectations for what he considered a hobby account. But it wasn’t until the pandemic hit that he saw engagement increase at an overwhelming pace.  Hammond has gained more than 10,000 new followers in just the...
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Fairy Light Project: DIY Solar Light Chandelier

Easily make a beautiful DIY chandelier for your garden! This post will show you how to make eco-friendly hanging solar lights to enjoy in your own backyard outdoor living space.If you want to add a little ambiance and whimsy to your garden area, I have a fun and easy DIY chandelier project for you today. In a spark of creativity (and inspired by my mason jar solar lights), I decided to make hanging solar lights for my play...
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DIY Hand Cream: Non-Greasy and Fast Absorbing

If your hands are chapped and dry from washing and sanitizing, you’ll love this DIY hand cream. If you have never done it before, you’ll be amazed at how much fun it is to learn how to make lotion from holistic, natural ingredients.I’ve always considered myself a very hygienic person, and have done my fair share of hand washing. These days, however, hand washing and sanitizing has been taken to a whole new level. While my hands are...
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This Newark Couple is Transforming a Vacant Lot into a Community Garden

Photo: Bilal and Breonna Walker NEWARK, NJ — For the past 15 years, Lot 50 on Grafton Avenue in the city’s North Ward has been a wasteland of syringes and garbage, bringing down the community’s morale. Those days are coming to an end, according to Bilal and Breonna Walker, two educators who are transforming the lot into a community project unlike any other in Newark. Dubbed Jannah on Grafton, what was once a blight on the neighborhood will soon be a community...
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How to Grow Specialty Mushrooms in Your Backyard

Growing mushrooms is easier than you might think! In today’s post, you will be able to learn how to grow mushrooms of all varieties such as shiitake, oyster, and wine cap in your own backyard.Growing Mushrooms You Can Cook WithDo you have a really shady section of your garden that doesn’t get a whole lot of sunshine? If so, you should consider planting and growing some specialty mushrooms in this area.If you are really curious and ready to...
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Andover farmer works to feed many at urban garden

In Costello Park, the lonely farmer works his fields under the sun. Thomas Paulsen, of Andover, holds the rototiller’s wide handlebars and plows the dark earth at the urban farm, the largest in a network of community gardens operated by Groundwork Lawrence. Paulsen then rakes the beds, mounding rows for vegetable seedlings that will become food for Lawrence soup kitchens, pantries and farmers markets. Ambulance and police sirens wail and cars rumble past, but the farmer hardly hears them. His attention is...
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No Garden? No Problem! How to Grow Tomatoes Without a Garden

Growing happy, healthy tomatoes is possible, even without an outdoor plot of land. Balcony gardeners, apartment dwellers, and those with small spaces, rejoice! There are plenty of ways that you can learn how to grow tomatoes without a garden and one of these five methods is sure to suit your individual space and needs.In my many gardening years, I’ve seen and tried a variety of creative ways for growing tomatoes in different containers. You don’t even need a...
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