Urban gardening

Urban gardening

Urban gardening involves using available soil and containers to grow plants in an urban environment. Usually this refers to growing inside the home or on a roof or terrace, though urban gardening may also include growing plants in windowboxes. This definition sets urban gardening apart from urban agriculture.

ee also

*Urban agriculture
*Container gardens
*Windowbox

External links

* [http://www.urbangarden.com/ Urban Garden]
* [http://www.bbg.org/gar2/topics/urban/ Brooklyn Botanical Gardens]
* [http://goingbackwardmovingforward.blogspot.com/2008/01/indoor-vegetable-garden-with-topsy.html Student grows vegetable garden in dorm room window]
* [http://journeytoforever.org/cityfarm.html Guerilla and organic city gardening information by Journeytoforever]


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