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Mar./Apr. 2011 Urban Farm Table of Contents

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Seed Starting 101
Starting a garden from seeds is one of the simple, inexpensive joys of gardening.
by Jessica Walliser

Flower Power
Don't just smell 'em; taste and enjoy these 10 edible flowers.
by Lora Shinn

Guide to Great Beans
Growing a crop of these legumes will have you eating beans for every meal!
by Frank Hyman

Through the Grapevine
Hardy and easy-to-grow, grapevines add rich color and Mediterranean flair to any urban garden.
by R.J. Ruppenthal

Raising the Stakes
With raised beds, you control the soil, drainage and more, and you don't have to dig into your yard.
by Thomas J. Fox

The Real Dirt on Dirt
Every great garden includes fabulous plants, innovative landscape design, and interesting art and hardscapes, but nothing happens without first having good soil.
by Bonnie Bruce

Cargo Bike Reviews
The recent surge in cargo-bike popularity has changed the way many Americans travel.
by Erik Knutzen

Urban Farm Road Trip: Chicago, Ill.
Stormy, husky, brawling ... and green? The City of the Big Shoulders flexes its muscles when it comes to sustainability.
by Sharon Biggs Waller



City Buzz
Beekeeping Equipment Essentials
by Kristina Mercedes Urquhart

Green Thumb
Know Before You Dig, Egyptian Walking Onions, Lining Up for Burlap
by Frank Hyman

Backyard Coop
Chicken Breed Traits
by Kelly Wood

Curbside Tools
Chicken-keeping Musts
by Wendy Bedwell-Wilson

Urban Feast
Fiddlehead Ferns, Morel Mushroom Recipe
by Amy Cotler


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