ApartmentTherapy: Urban Gardening

It's the dilemma of the urban treehugger: how to get by in the concrete jungle without losing touch with the green jungle. ApartmentTherapy is running their 2006 "Greenest Thumb" contest for city gardeners, showcasing the tenacity of apartment-dwellers in creating garden space out of roofs, sidewalks, and fire escapes. Some want to grow fresh herbs and vegetables. For some, it's about having a small green oasis in the city. For others, it's an exercise in reclaiming the urban landscape. Many are recycling found or scavenged materials into their gardens, reusing concrete test plugs as borders and both found pots and damaged drawers as planting containers. [Written by: Eva Jacobus]