How COVID-19 Is Changing The Way We Eat

How COVID-19 Is Changing The Way We Eat

 Urban Agriculture and the Benefits of Growing Your Own Food If the Coronavirus has taught us anything, it may be that as a society we are grossly under-prepared to deal with a crisis of this magnitude. In the US at least, Government policy and subsidies have for...

Social Distancing and It’s Impact on our Planet

Social Distancing and It’s Impact on our Planet

The global pandemic that has recently turned our world upside down, has had a profound effect on our economy, our mental health, our lives and...perhaps the environment. While the coronavirus is clearly not something to celebrate, there is a curious and perhaps...

5 Gardening Projects Made From Recycled Household Items

5 Gardening Projects Made From Recycled Household Items

National Recycling Day is November 15 (2019), and to get you in the mood (and hopefully a little inspired!) we've come up with 5 Eco-Friendly Gardening Projects that use recycled household items. #reduce #re-use and #recycle!   Window Farm The Window Farm (pictured in...

Soil vs Hydroponic Gardening – Pros and Cons

Soil vs Hydroponic Gardening – Pros and Cons

Things are about to get a little bit dirty here at Urban Leaf, and we wanted to explain why...We’re Going To Be Launching A Range Of Soil-Based Indoor Gardening Kits As some of you will recall, Urban Leaf launched in 2017 via a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter...

Earth Day 2018 Special: Part 4 – Packaging

Earth Day 2018 Special: Part 4 – Packaging

We believe in making sustainability decisions that last longer than we do, which is why the subject of packaging - something that has a useful life of days, but can last hundreds or even thousands of years afterwards, is an important topic to highlight. Plastic...

Earth Day 2018 Special: Part 3 – Food & Waste

Earth Day 2018 Special: Part 3 – Food & Waste

Let’s face it; we all waste food. But hopefully it’s something we don’t do too casually or without thought. There are a lot of repercussions when food is not fully utilized, in addition to, as our president likes to say, being “just sad.” Food waste is one of the...

Earth Day 2018 Special: Part 2 – Food & Resources

Earth Day 2018 Special: Part 2 – Food & Resources

Did you ever do that experiment in school where you sprout a seed in a petri dish and watch it grow? Your fourth grade teacher probably used it to teach you about what plants need to stay alive. Turns out when you take that concept and scale it up to a scale that...

Earth Day 2018 Special: Part 1 – Food & Land Clearing

Earth Day 2018 Special: Part 1 – Food & Land Clearing

This year we're recognizing Earth Day (April 22, 2018) with a 4 part series of blogs that explore the ways in which our food choices impact the planet. If, like us, you're interested in learning about ways in which you can reduce your environmental footprint then the...

Community Spotlight: Tyler and the Basilstalk

Community Spotlight: Tyler and the Basilstalk

After spotting an amazing photo of Tyler’s towering basil plant, we had to reach out and learn more about how and why he got into indoor herb gardening. What's particularly amazing about this story, is that Tyler's basil plant was grown indoors during a NYC winter. So...