Urban Farm - July/August 2011 - Volume 3 - Number 4
Stargaze unabashedly at five celebrities
who are putting sustainability on their
by Sharon Biggs Waller
20 Once a Victory Garden
Six decades old and going strong,
Minneapolis' Dowling Community Garden
has a waiting list to rival the hottest
New York nightclub.
by Jim Ruen
28 How to Manage
Like kids, there's no one surefire
method for raising bees, but a few
ground rules will keep your winged
dependents within bounds.
by Norman Gary, PhD
42 Not Just Window
More than just a pretty facade, the
Windowfarms Project is growing a
following by feeding people-
intellectually and gastronomically.
by Debbie Moors
48 Summertime Sizzle
If you're all about feeling hot, hot,
hot, spice up your fare by growing
these peppers in containers on your
windowsill, balcony and backyard.
by Bill Bradley
52 When It Rains
Rain gardens can solve problems big-
too much funk passes from storm drains
to streams and waterways-and small-
poor drainage has turned your backyard
into a small lake.
by Deb Buehler
58 A Meal on Every Corner
Ditch the dumpster and hit the streets
(and parks) to find free, wild edibles to
up your foodie status.
by Adrianne L. Shtop
72 Cool Jams
Take the pressure off preserving your
fruit harvest with frozen jams.
by Linda Rountree Grove
80 Urban Farm Know-how
Get schooled in the ways of urban
farming with these six tips for
improving your garden.
by Pattie Baker
86 Where Urban Meets
Farm: Mob Mentality
Inciting a mob isn't such a bad thing
when they're armed with shovels and
trowels, ready to work on urban farms.
by Jodi Helmer
92 Door to Table
in 7 Steps
Take the path less traveled: from garden
to door-after you transform it into a
table, that is.
by Michael Locke
98 Urban Farm Road Trip:
Straddling state lines, learn how this
split city is greening its pastures on
by Emily Farris
24 Backyard Coop
34 Curbside Tools
Beekeeping Tools & Equipment
38 Green Thumb
66 Urban Feast
5 At Farm & Main
6 Mail Slot
8 UF Newsfeed
104 Urban Storefront
106 UF Connects
111 Classified Advertising
112 One Thing
Rob & Michelle Avis
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