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  • 1. Authors Presentation Of the first Ten Chapters
  • 2. About This Book Author’s goal: To provide an A-Z guide for the urban gardener. Topics include preparing urban soil conditions, how to plant, where you can plant, and the many types of plantings suitable for urban gardens. And, of course urban edibles are especially covered. You will also learn some techniques from reducing air and water pollution, how gardens may reduce crime, increase property values, and contribute to healthier, improved neighborhoods. From rooftops, balconies, patios, along walls and stairways, or growing indoors, the authors cover many urban gardening techniques and trends to help get you started right away!
  • 3. Paul Simon Education: University of Kentucky with degree in Landscape Architecture from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Employment: White + Burke Real Estate Investment Advisors The National Gardening Association Portfolio: parkarchitecture.com
  • 4. Charlie is a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 20 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, on-line, and the printed page. He's authored four books including Urban Gardening for Dummies, hosts In the Garden on WCAX-TV and the Vermont Garden Journal on VPR. Well known as: • Public speaker • TV show host • Radio show host • Book author and free lance • web and print writer • Garden coach charlienardozzi.com
  • 5. Part I: Urban Gardening 101 An overview of urban gardening, from preparing healthy soil conditions, how to plant, where you can plant and the many types of plantings suitable for urban gardens, especially edibles! Part II: Gardening Basics Here is where we really dig-into the book! From analyzing soil types, understanding soil pH, drainage, poor and contaminated soil conditions. Part III: Places and Ways to Garden So where can you garden in the city? This part of the book provides many answers to this question from the ground up! From changing a parking space into a mini-garden or how to make an elevated rooftop garden with a view. Part IV: Growing Plants in the City Whether you’re gardening in a container on an apartment balcony or in the ground in a community garden or your own backyard, you’ll need to know the basics of growing all your favorites plants. Part V: Growing to Perfection Once all your gardens are planted and you’re happy with your choices, now the on-going maintenance begins. In this section we’ll describe the best ways to weed your gardens and the advantages of using various mulches to keep weeds at bay and retain soil moisture. Part VI: Parts of Tens From the top ten essential garden tools to ten kid-friendly ways to garden in the city, this section provides an assortment of helpful and creative urban gardening solutions. How the Book is organized
  • 6. Chapter 1: Gardening in the City
  • 7. Chapter 1: Gardening in the City Vacant Lots Lafayette Greens, Detroit Urban Garden designed by Kenneth Weikal Landscape Architecture Promotes: Urban Agriculture, Community Gardening, Public Gathering, and Productive Urban Landscape Finding Places to Garden in the City
  • 8. Chapter 1: Gardening in the City Grow it on the Roof Grow it in a Pot Finding Places to Garden in the City
  • 9. Chapter 1: Gardening in the City Grow Creatively Creative Containers Finding Places to Garden in the City
  • 10. Chapter 1: Gardening in the City Finding Places to Garden in the City – Front Yard Gardens Grow Food, Not Lawns
  • 11. Chapter 1: Gardening in the City The National Gardening Association Grow it Inside On the Balcony Finding Places to Garden in the City Paul Simon
  • 12. Why Garden the City? - Chapter 2
  • 13. Chapter 2: Reaping the Benefits of Urban Gardening • Discover the value of growing food in the city • Understanding how well-designed landscapes help reduce pollution • Find out how urban gardens can help reduce energy use • How gardens contribute to healthier, more valuable neighborhoods
  • 14. Reduce Air & Water Pollution Chapter 2: Reaping the Benefits of Urban Gardening
  • 15. Reduce Noise Chapter 2: Reaping the Benefits of Urban Gardening
  • 16. Lower Winds Chapter 2: Reaping the Benefits of Urban Gardening
  • 17. Increase Urban Wildlife Chapter 2: Reaping the Benefits of Urban Gardening
  • 18. More Food Production Chapter 2: Reaping the Benefits of Urban Gardening
  • 19. Neighborhood Health Chapter 2: Reaping the Benefits of Urban Gardening
  • 20. Improving the Neighborhood Chapter 2: Reaping the Benefits of Urban Gardening
  • 21. Chapter 3: The Urban Microclimate The Urban Heat Island Effect
  • 22. Chapter 3: The Urban Microclimate Summer Solar Path
  • 23. Chapter 3: The Urban Microclimate Winter Solar Path
  • 24. Chapter 3: The Urban Microclimate The Windy City: Working with Seasonal Urban Winds
  • 25. Chapter 3: The Urban Microclimate The Windy City: Knowing your Hardiness Zone
  • 26. Growing to Help Reduce Energy Use Chapter 3: The Urban Microclimate
  • 27. Chapter 4: Getting to know your soil Understanding Soil Types Figuring out what you have The Squeeze Test The Ribbon Test The Jar Test Clay Soil Sandy Soil Silty Soil Ribbon Test Jar Test
  • 28. Urban Soils Chapter 4: Getting to know your soil
  • 29. Chapter 4: Getting to know your soil
  • 30. Chapter 5: Feeding and Fertilizing your soil Using Organic Fertilizers Why Fertilize? The Advantage of Organics Types of Organic Fertilizers Plant-Based Fertilizers Animal-Based Fertilizers Blood Meal Bonemeal Fish Poducts Animal Manures Alfalfa Meal Corn Gluten Cottenseed Meal Seaweed Soyben Meal
  • 31. Chapter 5: Feeding and Fertilizing your soil Composting Composting with Worms
  • 32. Chapter 6: Getting your Hands Dirty: Planting How-To Planting Annual Flowers and Veggies Flower Containers Flower Combos
  • 33. Chapter 6: Getting your Hands Dirty: Planting How-To Raised Bed Gardening
  • 34. Chapter 6: Getting your Hands Dirty: Planting How-To Seed-Starting and Growing your own Seedlings
  • 35. Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room Extend your interior use of space into an outdoor room Garden Dining Area – HGTV Outdoor The Green Room – by Landscape Architects Network
  • 36. Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room Accenting your garden with special gateways
  • 37. Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room Accenting your garden with special gateways
  • 38. Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room Accenting your garden with unique plants
  • 39. Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room Turning Recycled Materials into Garden Art
  • 40. Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room Turning Recycled Materials into Garden Art Thecollegegarden.tumblr.com
  • 41. Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room Turning Recycled Materials into Garden Art
  • 42. Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room Repurposed Pallets
  • 43. Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room Adventure Gardening
  • 44. Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room Adventure Gardening
  • 45. Chapter 7: Creating an Outdoor Room Adventure Gardening
  • 46. Chapter 8: Containing Your Gardening Surveying your container options
  • 47. Elevated Planters Chapter 8: Containing Your Gardening
  • 48. Rolling Beds Chapter 8: Containing Your Gardening
  • 49. Grow Bags Chapter 8: Containing Your Gardening
  • 50. Upside Down Chapter 8: Containing Your Gardening
  • 51. Chapter 9: A Garden with a View: The Rooftop Garden Rooftop Garden of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco – The New York Times
  • 52. Chapter 9: A Garden with a View: The Rooftop Garden What’s the difference? Green Roof vs Roof Garden
  • 53. Chapter 9: A Garden with a View: The Rooftop Garden Green Roof - Extensive Hybrid System Roof Garden - Intensive
  • 54. Chapter 10: Going Vertical in your Garden
  • 55. Climbing Plants Chapter 10: Going Vertical in your Garden
  • 56. Green walls Chapter 10: Going Vertical in your Garden
  • 57. Edible Vertical Gardens Chapter 10: Going Vertical in your Garden
  • 58. Pocket Gardens Chapter 10: Going Vertical in your Garden
  • 59. Straddling Plant Container Chapter 10: Going Vertical in your Garden Balcony Planter
  • 60. Picture Frame Gardening Chapter 10: Going Vertical in your Garden
  • 61. Pergola Chapter 10: Going Vertical in your Garden Garden Trellis Garden Arbor
  • 62. Plants as Art
  • 63. Murals
  • 64. Murals
  • 65. Fish Tanks
  • 66. Green Car
  • 67. Green Barby
  • 68. Containers Add Height
  • 69. All One Flower
  • 70. Multi-colored
  • 71. Flower and Foliage
  • 72. Foliage Color
  • 73. Foliage Bank
  • 74. Succulents
  • 75. A Slew of Succulents
  • 76. Succulents in a Table
  • 77. Double Flower Pot
  • 78. Trees in the City
  • 79. Dwarf Trees?
  • 80. Espalier
  • 81. Top Urban Trees: Crape Myrtle
  • 82. Japanese Tree Lilac
  • 83. American Hornbeam
  • 84. Serviceberry
  • 85. Service Berries
  • 86. Dwarf Alberta Spruce
  • 87. Food in the City
  • 88. Keyhole Bed
  • 89. Urban Raised Beds
  • 90. On-Line Planner
  • 91. Design your Own Garden
  • 92. Your Kitchen Garden
  • 93. Square Foot Garden
  • 94. Succession Planting
  • 95. Polyculture
  • 96. Edibles in Containers
  • 97. Trellis
  • 98. Grapes in The Air
  • 99. Container Tomatoes
  • 100. Self Watering Container
  • 101. Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter
  • 102. Top Hat blueberry
  • 103. Brown Turkey Fig
  • 104. Alpine Strawberries
  • 105. Pretty in Purple Hot Peppers
  • 106. Thumbelina carrot
  • 107. Terrenzo tomato
  • 108. Fairy Tale Eggplant
  • 109. Groundcherry
  • 110. Blackberry
  • 111. Edible Flowers
  • 112. Beautiful Edibles
  • 113. Transform Yard
  • 114. Beautiful Urban Garden
  • 115. Additional Resources - Chittenden Co.
  • 116. Additional Resources
  • 117. The End