Urban gardeners often face unique structural and environmental challenges. Using raised garden beds and containers as growing media, we can maximize vertical space and enable city dwellers to achieve fruitful, productive harvests — whether house or highrise. Hugelkultur is the ultimate raised bed, using a blend of decomposing wood and organic matter as the foundation for healthy plant growth. As issues surrounding water availability and toxicity become more uncertain, this method offers all the advantages of raised gardening, but with added benefits of moisture retention, soil building and increased surface area for growing. More things to eat!