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Eric Giordano

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I am part of a community garden in NYC. There are feral cats around and sometimes I see them in the garden.

I was wondering if it would be a good idea to set up a little cat village to keep them in the garden to scare away birds and other pests?

Are there any cons I'm not thinking about?

2 years ago
I've heard that any toxins or heavy metals in soil will be stored in the green tissue of the plants and not transfered to the fruit. How true is this?

Are there any studies or reliable articles that show if this is the case?

I live in NYC and want to plant raspberries, blueberries, currants, figs, hazelnuts, apples, and peaches. I want to know if I can plant them in the ground in my community garden.
2 years ago
Where are you at in NYC? I live in Brooklyn. Looking to do a lot of foraging, plant growing, profiting and not, etc. this year.
2 years ago
What should I look for in a plant nursery as far as ethical, ecological, organic methods and practices.

Are some nurseries better than other in this regard and how to I find the good ones?

I live in New York City. I want to find plant nurseries close by or somewhere between here and Boston.

2 years ago
I'm trying to envision what balconies, patios, stoops, back yards, and store fronts in NYC would look like if permaculture designers took them over.

What plants are good for container or small bed gardening in the New York city climate, that have a permaculture function?

I guessing going with native plants first is the best plan. I want to grow vegetables, herbs, materials, and other resources.

Let's make a plant list.
2 years ago
I made this flyer for gardening services I want to offer in NYC.

Anything I should include or mention that's not on here?

2 years ago
I have heard this figure before but forgot what the specific number is. I would love a source so I can share it.

I want to know how many earths are needed at the current rate of global natural resource consumption. I thought it was 2.5 or something.

I found this BBC article that shows how many earths would be needed if everyone lived like an American, but I want to know the current global rate of consumption, and how how many earths would be needed to maintain it.

Here's the BBC article: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33133712
2 years ago
I live in Brooklyn, NYC. I want to start some plants in flats as soon as possible but I don't really have any indoor space to do that.

My thought was to build a cold frame and plant outside earlier rather than later.

Most of the instructional videos I've seen only deal with using a cold frame on an area of land where the plants are seeded directly into the ground, OR in a bed that they will not be moved from.

I'm wondering how to build a cold frame specifically for starting seeds in flats that will then be transplanted into the ground. Any other things to consider?

What would this setup look like? How much warmth will the cold frame provide and how early can I start those seeds?
2 years ago