Starting seeds – indoors or outside?

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    The itch to start planting seeds for the coming season’s vegetable garden seems to be ever present during this mild winter. While it’s too soon to start mucking about in the garden – you don’t want to compact your soils structure – it is time to start planting seeds inside. Why start seeds… Read more »

Seeds now available in the shop + 2016 Heirloom Veggie list

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We have over 250 flower, herb and vegetable varieties to choose from in the shop from Botanical Interest, Seed Savers Exchange and Baker Creek Rare Seeds. They are all NON – GMO heirloom and traditional varieties, many of which are organically certified.   2016 Heirloom vegetable plant list   Ready to plan your summer vegetable garden? Follow the… Read more »

Global Gardening at Urban Roots

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Join us for a celebration of our diverse cultural neighborhood and city!! Gardeners, artisans, cooking demonstrations and more!   David Clark will be here to discuss the various gardening varieties of vegetables able to grow in the WNY area and safe gardening practices. Come help select our ever diversifying plant list for our 2016 heirloom… Read more »

Roses are blooming!

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  Roses are blooming throughout the neighborhood! At Urban Roots we have scented David Austen roses, easy to care for shrub roses, low-growing drift roses and many other beauties.   Five facts about roses: Roses don’t have thorns. They have prickles, which are an outgrowth of the stem epidermis. Other members of the Rosaceae family… Read more »

Heirloom vegetables have arrived!

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2015 Heirloom Vegetables

  Heirloom and vegetable packs are in the Urban Roots yard. This year we have over 15 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, a cucumber that will grow to three feet long and a French eggplant first introduced in the 1850’s. 2015 Heirloom Vegetable Plant list

Free gardening workshops!

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fall workshops 2014

  Urban Roots and Grassroots Gardens will be holding four free gardening workshops on the 18th of October. Stop by between 1 and 3 pm to learn about four season gardening, vermicomposting, growing garlic and how to prepare your garden for the winter months. We can’t wait to see you!

Member-Owner Appreciation Day – details and schedule

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fall workshops 2014

Voting for New Board Members 9am – 4:30pm   Plant swap 9am – 2pm Do you have perennials that have become too big for their place in the garden and need to be divided? Or volunteers that you just can’t bear to throwaway? Bring your extras to our biannual plant swap! FREE Educational Workshops 1pm – 3pm Preparing your garden… Read more »

Spring bulbs have arrived!

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bulbs 2014

Grab your trowel and pull on your boots! It’s (finally) time to start planting bulbs!
As the growing season of 2014 winds down it’s nice to plan something beautiful for next years garden. We have over 50 kinds of bulbs to choose from in the shop.

Gala in the Gardens

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Believe in Black Rock will be holding Gala in the Gardens on September 16th from 6-8pm in conjunction with the Black Rock Riverside Alliance. This event will take place at ALL FOUR community gardens in Black Rock and Riverside.

Select perennials, shrubs and trees ON SALE!

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Yard fall 2014

Nearly half of the Urban Roots yard is full of plants that are on sale! Maybe you’ll find a hydrangea, azalea or evergreen that would be perfect for your garden. Fall is a great time to plant perennials and shrubs, so come check out all the plants!