Hospital Farms - Medical Institutions Strive to Change Our Relationship to Food

by Cecily Montgomery | Pachamama Alliance

All ecosystems on Earth are interconnected—if one ecosystem is affected in one part of the world, it can have a ripple effect in other parts of the world.

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Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. With roots deep in the Amazon rainforest, Pachamama Alliance programs integrate indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to support personal, and collective, transformation that is the catalyst to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. www.pachamama.org
 

How to Make a Seed Bomb and Transform Your Community

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Natural Blaze is blazing a natural path to health and wellness.

Passionate about natural health, food freedom, organic living, alternative medicine, and wellness, Natural Blaze provides free health news, remedies, recipes, wellness, and homesteading tips.

5 Overlooked Plants in the Landscape

by Nicole Brait | Urban Gardens

Some plants are familiar to almost everyone. 

But then there are those that, no matter how many great characteristics they have or how easy they are to grow, never quite catch on.

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Robin Plaskoff Horton is the publisher and creative director of the Webby-nominated and award-winning blog, Urban Gardens–a mix of urban style, design, and nature. Urban Gardens is a lifestyle story told from the ground up: from seed to harvest to kitchen while serving it all up in style, with cutting edge design objects in stylish outdoor rooms and indoor gardens. As a “coolspotter,” Robin explores the world's captivating travel destinations to experience what the global, multi-cultural, and creative universe is serving up in their own unique and sustainable style.

Urban Gardens is considered an "influencer" within the home and garden sector. Mashable named Urban Gardens "one of the top 10 must-follow home and garden Twitter accounts" and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine named Urban Gardens one of the top ten gardening blogs for 2015.

A seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator, Robin has facilitated storytelling workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair, Women at Woodstock, and The Entrepreneurial Womens Network, and was a featured speaker at the Garden Writers Association and the Garden Bloggers Conference. Robin is a contributor to Fix.com, Houzz, and has been a featured curator for Pickie and Luvocracy. 

NYC Intervale Green Rooftop Urban Farm Cultivates More Than Food

by Robin Plaskoff Horton | Urban Gardens

When thinking of the Bronx, the northernmost of New York City’s five boroughs, one might think first of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, or the New York Botanical Garden. But what about farming?

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Robin Plaskoff Horton is the publisher and creative director of the Webby-nominated and award-winning blog, Urban Gardens–a mix of urban style, design, and nature. Urban Gardens is a lifestyle story told from the ground up: from seed to harvest to kitchen while serving it all up in style, with cutting edge design objects in stylish outdoor rooms and indoor gardens. As a “coolspotter,” Robin explores the world's captivating travel destinations to experience what the global, multi-cultural, and creative universe is serving up in their own unique and sustainable style.

Urban Gardens is considered an "influencer" within the home and garden sector. Mashable named Urban Gardens "one of the top 10 must-follow home and garden Twitter accounts" and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine named Urban Gardens one of the top ten gardening blogs for 2015.

A seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator, Robin has facilitated storytelling workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair, Women at Woodstock, and The Entrepreneurial Womens Network, and was a featured speaker at the Garden Writers Association and the Garden Bloggers Conference. Robin is a contributor to Fix.com, Houzz, and has been a featured curator for Pickie and Luvocracy. 

5 Urban Gardens Fresh Ideas: What's Been Growing, Glowing, Sowing, and Flowing

by Robin Plaskoff Horton | UrbanGardensWeb.com

urban garden and fountain

New York City rooftop gardens, design and photo by PullTab Design.

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Robin Plaskoff Horton's picture

Robin Plaskoff Horton is the publisher and creative director of the Webby-nominated and award-winning blog, Urban Gardens–a mix of urban style, design, and nature. Urban Gardens is a lifestyle story told from the ground up: from seed to harvest to kitchen while serving it all up in style, with cutting edge design objects in stylish outdoor rooms and indoor gardens. As a “coolspotter,” Robin explores the world's captivating travel destinations to experience what the global, multi-cultural, and creative universe is serving up in their own unique and sustainable style.

Urban Gardens is considered an "influencer" within the home and garden sector. Mashable named Urban Gardens "one of the top 10 must-follow home and garden Twitter accounts" and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine named Urban Gardens one of the top ten gardening blogs for 2015.

A seasoned speaker and workshop facilitator, Robin has facilitated storytelling workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair, Women at Woodstock, and The Entrepreneurial Womens Network, and was a featured speaker at the Garden Writers Association and the Garden Bloggers Conference. Robin is a contributor to Fix.com, Houzz, and has been a featured curator for Pickie and Luvocracy. 

D.I.G. Make a Difference in Developing Nations

D.I.G. (Development in Gardening) is a charitable organization dedicated to improving health and well-being for HIV-positive and at-risk individuals in developing nations. They teach skills and develop infrastructure for sustainable community gardens, thereby improving nutrition, wellness, and earning potential.

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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First aid kit nestled among vegetables.
03/11/2017
by Cecily Montgomery | Pachamama Alliance All ecosystems on Earth are interconnected—if one ecosystem is affected in one part of the world, it can have a ripple effect in other parts of the world... read more
Close up rows of clay seed bombs.
02/15/2017
By Amanda Froelich | Natural Blaze | TrueActivist Not only do plants make urban environments more appealing, they also provide CO2 and, according to some studies, help reduce the stress... read more
pink flower calochortus venustus
07/28/2016
by Nicole Brait | Urban Gardens Some plants are familiar to almost everyone.  But then there are those that, no matter how many great characteristics they have or how easy they... read more
Intervale rooftop urban garden in Bronx, NY
05/26/2016
by Robin Plaskoff Horton | Urban Gardens When thinking of the Bronx, the northernmost of New York City’s five boroughs, one might think first of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, or the New... read more
close up dew drops on green leaves
04/21/2016
by Robin Plaskoff Horton | UrbanGardensWeb.com New York City rooftop gardens, design and photo by PullTab Design. With your busy life, it’s highly possible you missed one of the... read more
Garden Rake in Soil
07/29/2014
D.I.G. (Development in Gardening) is a charitable organization dedicated to improving health and well-being for HIV-positive and at-risk individuals in developing nations. They teach skills and... read more
First aid kit nestled among vegetables.
03/11/2017
by Cecily Montgomery | Pachamama Alliance All ecosystems on Earth are interconnected—if one ecosystem is affected in one part of the world, it can have a ripple effect in other parts of the world... read more
Close up rows of clay seed bombs.
02/15/2017
By Amanda Froelich | Natural Blaze | TrueActivist Not only do plants make urban environments more appealing, they also provide CO2 and, according to some studies, help reduce the stress... read more
pink flower calochortus venustus
07/28/2016
by Nicole Brait | Urban Gardens Some plants are familiar to almost everyone.  But then there are those that, no matter how many great characteristics they have or how easy they... read more
Intervale rooftop urban garden in Bronx, NY
05/26/2016
by Robin Plaskoff Horton | Urban Gardens When thinking of the Bronx, the northernmost of New York City’s five boroughs, one might think first of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, or the New... read more
close up dew drops on green leaves
04/21/2016
by Robin Plaskoff Horton | UrbanGardensWeb.com New York City rooftop gardens, design and photo by PullTab Design. With your busy life, it’s highly possible you missed one of the... read more
Garden Rake in Soil
07/29/2014
D.I.G. (Development in Gardening) is a charitable organization dedicated to improving health and well-being for HIV-positive and at-risk individuals in developing nations. They teach skills and... read more