6 inspiring urban gardens that impact the community

Even in a city setting, it is possible to put your green thumb to good work. 

By planting organisms that don’t require large areas to grow and using technology to sustainably encourage growth in available space, urban gardeners can provide food, greenery and commerce to their local communities — or just themselves.

According to the National Gardening Association, as of 2013, 35% of all U.S. households are growing food at home or in a community garden. There has been a 29% increase in food gardening by people living in urban areas since 2008. 

The same survey found that millennials are the fastest growing group of gardeners; the number of people aged 18-34 who garden increased by 63% since 2008. 

The following six organizations and bloggers have used their cityscapes to…

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