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Greenly: I’m a tiny farm.

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Inspiration for translating “big” ideas into “tiny” spaces.

As a city dweller, it’s easy to make excuses about the fact that we’re spatially challenged: “My kitchen’s way too small to compost!” or “I’d love to have a garden, but there’s just no room.” As much as I hate to admit it, those may have all been direct quotes from yours truly.

This week, I was reminded there are plenty of opportunities to live green in this concrete jungle we call home. It’s just a matter of translating “big” ideas into “tiny” spaces. Here’s a tiny farm on a city block in Brooklyn, New York.

Now it’s your turn. Share your inspirations with me here! Leave your “big” green ideas, comments and tips in the comment box below. I love hearing from you!

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Natalie Ghio
Natalie Ghio

Besides composting, I love traveling, yoga, exploring new flavors, supporting local farms, and cooking for friends at my home in Brooklyn.

  • Josephine A. 2 years ago
    Love that idea, grow where ever you can.
  • Stancey B. 3 years ago
    I live in the city too in an apartment with my husband. I grew up on a farm with acres and acres of trees and land to grow anything you could possibly want, but I couldn't bring that with me to the city. I have a patio where I have a potted garden of corn, tomatoes, green peppers, jalapenos, pumpkins, and sunflowers. I don't have a very large compost bin, but it's one of those plastic storage containers that I fill with paper, cardboard, vegetable scraps, coffee grinds, etc. I drink a lot of coffee so I use the plastic containers that it comes it to use as small compost containers inside my apartment. When they get full, I take them on the patio and put them into the larger one. It may seem like a lot of work, but its not. I don't have a lot of space, but I have a compost container and I use handheld rakes and shovels to mix it around. It just takes take a little time and creativity, but I am doing my part in my little small corner of the world :)

    I just wish I could figure out how to turn my ideas about saving the environment into a full-time paying job. I just love nature and everything it has to offer :)
  • Harold N. 3 years ago
    good idea

  • ann marie m. 3 years ago
    I have found the perfect place to get garden fertilizer, your local cafe! I visited mine and asked them to save me coffee grounds for a day. They did, filters and all. I sprinkle the grounds around my vegetable plants, and the filters go in the compost pile. great way to recycle, and the vegetable plants love it too!
  • Mary S. 3 years ago
    If a weed could grow in that place wo can a flower, your choice.
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