Carol Carimi Acutt, Founder
Carol Carimi Acutt founded UrbanFig after many years of food gardening in her Los Angeles backyard. She comes from the world of television as an editor, producer and documentary filmmaker. She’s also a certified yoga teacher and a mother of two girls. To Carol, growing food is about power. Our food system is broken. We don’t know what chemicals are sprayed on our food or what we ingest that is genetically modified. After falling in love with her mini-food garden, she decided to help her fellow urbanites to start their own edible garden. Her mission? To make growing food easy and enjoyable for busy people. She believes everyone should enjoy fresh healthy food from their own garden – it empowers us to make positive change, it inspires our cooking and it’s the start of a sustainable system of “grow, cook, compost.” UrbanFig is a place where anyone can learn how to grow food easily, share ideas and help change the world. She says, with a raised bed or container, sun, good soil and a little bit of time, everyone can grow their own delicious organic food.

Email her at with questions about starting your own garden.
See Carol’s articles here.


UrbanFig: Contributing Writer Michael Nolan Michael Nolan, Contributor

Michael Nolan has been a gardener for over 25 years. He has started community gardens across the country and spoken at events with such noted names as Robyn O’Brien and Barry Estabrook. Michael is the author of the book I Garden: Urban Style. He is happy to join the UrbanFig family. See Michael’s articles here.


Jill Ettinger, Contributor

Jill Ettinger is editor and a featured writer on OrganicAuthority and EcosalonHer work also appears weekly on NaturallySavvy and SunwarriorNews. Jill’s focus on food, herbs, wellness and world cultural expressions blends the mystical and modern as she explores what our shifting food, healing systems and creative landscapes will look, sound and taste like in the future. Keep in touch with Jill on Twitter @jillettinger.

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