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Florida Preempts Local Zoning Laws That Prohibit Gardens

Many gardeners in Florida celebrated this week, as Senate Bill 82 went into effect, by planting fruits and vegetables in their yards, legally, whether their city liked it or not.

July 4, 2019 - NPR

Sprinkler Sprawl

As Drought Returns to Texas, Report Recommends Stricter Rules on Outdoor Water Use

A report from a coalition of nonprofits recommends, among other restrictions, allowing outdoor watering only twice per week.

May 5, 2018 - The Texas Tribune

Dickinson Homestead

Friday Eye Candy: The Restored Gardens of Emily Dickinson

Fans of poetry and gardens will appreciate the effort to restore the historic home of Emily Dickinson—along with her cherished garden.

May 27, 2016 - The New York Times

Urban Agriculture Projects in Chicago Show the Way

Successful Chicago urban agriculture projects on rooftop, in edible lawn, and at a school reviewed by resilience consultant Dave Hampton.

January 9, 2015 - UrbDeZine

Neuroscience and Landscape Architecture

Two new studies use EEG and fMRI to pinpoint which elements of urban parks and gardens induce brain activity associated with meditative states.

September 26, 2014 - Next City

App Reveals More of Paris's Treasures: Parks and Gardens

CityGardens is an award winning mobile app that can help tourists and residents find hidden parks and gardens in the middle of Paris.

June 14, 2012 - Fast Company Co.Exist

Vision for Remaking Detroit Comes Into Focus

John Gallagher provides an update on the elements being considered for remaking the city's neighborhoods by Mayor Dave Bing's Detroit Works long-term planning team.

May 11, 2012 - Detroit Free Press

Portland's Pavement Pulverizers

<em>Grist</em> looks at the volunteer group in Portland that legally removes unnecessary pavement from places around the city and replaces it with gardens and green space.

September 17, 2010 - Grist

Are NIMFYs Next?

Converting front lawns into edible gardens is becoming popular, but some neighbors only see ugliness and worry about their property values. Are we entering the age of Not In My Front Yard (NIMFY)?

April 29, 2010 - The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Broken Inner-City Freeway Reborn as Garden

Activists have turned the site of a former inner-city freeway in San Francisco into a community garden.

March 21, 2010 - Good

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