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March/April 2013 Urban Farm


Pop (UP) Goes the Windy City
The Peterson Garden Project in Chicago, Ill., is a new twist on the victory garden. 
by Elizabeth Millard

What Lies Beneath
City soil can be scary stuff, but can bioremediation help save the day?
by Scott Kellogg and Stacy Pettigrew

Maximum-Yield Farmers
Biointensive gardening methods seek to increase calories per square foot.
by Laura Mathews

A Root-Crop Renaissance
Harvest buried treasure this year in the form of carrots, parsnips, beets, radishes, rutabagas and turnips.
by Margaret A. Haapoja

Heir Apparent
Heirloom seeds are important to the future of urban gardening and local food.
by Roger Sipe

Big Tips for Small Gardens
An expert advises on what will work for any size garden in any location.
by William Moss

Playing the Percentages
Community matters just as much as the produce at the Floyd Bennett community gardens in Brooklyn, N.Y.
By Elizabeth Scholl

Urban Farm Road Trip: Going Green? You Betcha!
Minnesota’s Twin Cities show how the Upper Midwest can be green and sustainable, as well as friendly!
by Mary Gunderson

We’ve Got the Cure!
If the desire to home-cure meat is what’s ailing you, here’s the prescription.
by Meredith Bethune



NEW! Urban Legends
Reader-Submitted Advice and Tips
by You, Our Readers

City Buzz
The Queen Bee
by Kristina Mercedes Urquhart

Green Thumb
Herbal Wintergreen, A Bulb Planter in Name Only, The Write Stuff
by Frank Hyman

Backyard Coop
Slow Food Ark of Taste
by Lisa Munniksma

Urban Feast
Poached Eggs, Roasted Asparagus w/Poached Eggs & Miso Butter Recipe, Eggs & Winter Hash Recipe
by Amy Cotler



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