Urban Gardening

Small Garden Ideas

You don’t need acres of land or even a huge garden to grow your own healthy, delicious food. If you’re the proud owner (or renter) of a sunny balcony, fire escape, patio, postage-stamp lawn, flat sturdy roof, or front porch, you have plenty of room to grow veggies and herbs—and we’ve got a bunch of small garden ideas to help you out.

Meet the Urban Gardeners

Michael Curtis moved into his house in an urban neighborhood in 2006. He’d gardened with his parents while growing up, but the house gave Michael his first opportunity to garden on his own. He took the opportunity and ran with it. “For three years, I gardened in a small, in-ground garden right outside my back… Read more »

Rooftop Gardening

by Ellen Spector Platt When I gave up my 5-acre flower and herb farm in Pennsylvania and moved to Manhattan I was lucky to find a garden atop my condo building. I needed a garden. It needed a gardener. But what a different kind of garden it would be, complete with big-city challenges. The mixed-use… Read more »