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Urban Farming

It's Hard To Find Fresh Produce In North Philly -- But Not If You Grow Your Own

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business

A 2-acre plot of land is providing a dietary lifeline for a Philadelphia neighborhood that badly needs it. The plot, which was once a dumping ground, ...

How An Urban Farm In Philadelphia Is Transforming Lives

The Huffington Post | Liz Martinez | Posted 07.25.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Drones, Data and Insects: How Innovation Can Make the Food System More Sustainable

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.31.2016 | Green
Peter Lehner

Ag tech is booming, and it has the potential to redefine how and where we farm, including on fish farms like this one. (GoodLife Studio/IStock) Here ...

People Will Soon Be Able To Forage For Free Food In This Floating Forest

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.23.2016 | Good News

If you like to eat local, this may float your boat. New Yorkers will soon be able to pick apples, arugula and rosemary -- for free -- from an edible f...

This Farm Uses Rental Chickens To Egg On Those Curious About Urban Farming

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.15.2016 | Good News

Like the idea of raising backyard chickens but you’re not sure if the responsibility will ruffle your feathers? Twin Cedar Farm in Acushnet, Massach...

The Missing Ingredient in Science Education

Harriet Sanford | Posted 03.03.2016 | Education
Harriet Sanford

Principals and educators should be commended for reaching out to community groups with real stakes in what students are learning. But they should also make special efforts to connect hands-on science with their parents and families.

Shrinking Cities- a Refuge for Bees: 5 Questions for Dr. Rebecca Tonietto

Tim Ward | Posted 02.16.2016 | Green
Tim Ward

Most people are aware of colony collapse among bee populations in recent years, and that a group of agricultural pesticides, neonicotinoids are to bla...

Old MacRobot Had a Farm

XPRIZE | Posted 11.20.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

By Don Willmott When is a vegetable farm not a vegetable farm? When you take away the humans, automate the work, and create a vegetable factory in it...

How One New York Woman Is Changing The City's Composting Game

Rebecca Louie | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

"Perhaps there could be a way to compost for credits toward fresh produce. Really, New Yorkers need to buy what they can consume and stop producing so much waste in the first place."

The Strange and Wondrous Life of an Urban Goat Herder

Katie Tandy | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Katie Tandy

I think we can all agree that goats are a little weird. Or at least, seemingly. They are, perhaps, not unlike the elusive durian--much-maligned for being thorny and smelly. But just as the durian's facade gives way to delectably sweet fruit, so too does a goat's.

Artist Buys House for $600, Builds Farm

Nadine Cheung | Posted 11.03.2015 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

New York City Feeds Itself Tonight!

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 10.15.2015 | New York
Karin Kloosterman

It's a time where futurists growing hyperlocal food and technologies in New York City open their labs for urban food week. Tonight there will be a fish taco dinner prepared with fish raised on a roof in the city; the rest of the food was grown in urban farms in locations throughout the Big Apple.

See the Seeds of Change Grown by One Bronx Woman

NationSwell | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

This is one of six documentaries on American changemakers produced by NationSwell in partnership with NBCUniversal. Watch them all and vote for your f...

Urban Farming Hits The Roof

XPRIZE | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

While some of the press about the rise of urban farming suggests that it's merely the province of hipsters, the truth is that done correctly and at scale, it can be a sustainable, and ultimately profitable use of valuable city space that can bring farmers and shoppers much closer together.

Goats, Chickens and Compost: Volunteering With Earth Matter on Governors Island

Rebecca Louie | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

I started volunteering with Earth Matter several years ago because I was drawn to the chickens, rabbits and goats. Aggressive squirrels, threatening rats and dive-bombing pigeons made up most of my wildlife interactions in NYC, and I longed to be around creatures more friendly and fun.

This Is How You Grow Girls in Harlem!

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 08.28.2015 | New York
Karin Kloosterman

In the middle of Harlem on a derelict plot of land where old men used to play cards, with no kids allowed, is growing one of the most exciting social projects I've seen this year as I go out looking for business partners.

Lumeria Maui: An Unforgettable Portal in the Pacific

Greg Archer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Greg Archer

Maui. Sunshine. Adventure. What's not to like? After all, the beaches and sites on the Hawaiian Islands' next-to-youngest entity (The Big Island) are a plenty that many writers have been spotlighting them in books and magazines for quite some time.

Bordofarms: A Project Focused on Solving Deportee Economic Issues Through Urban Farming

Miguel Marshall | Posted 07.21.2016 | Latino Voices
Miguel Marshall

After this intense immersion into the social fabric of our city's deportee community, we have learned that there are many creative ways to approach social issues and that we are ready to take on the new challenges ahead through more economically viable and scalable model of social enterprise in urban farming.

This Single Community Is Mitigating Hunger

Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact

Less than two years ago, Ellis Johnston lived on the streets, unsure about where he would spend the night or when he would eat his next meal. He l...

Grow Your Own Fresh Food in the Middle of Manhattan -- Ask Henry!

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 06.24.2015 | New York
Karin Kloosterman

It's a natural thing for every human being to want: the ability to grow fresh, healthy food anywhere we call home, even if that's in the concrete jung...

Sack Farming Holds Potential For Poor Urban Households

The Monitor | Mathias Wandera | Posted 06.20.2015 | World

June 20th is Impact Journalism Day, a global media campaign to spotlight solutions. The Huffington Post is one of more than 45 news organizations comm...

How This Woman Is Helping Revitalize Detroit, One Garden At A Time

OWN | Posted 06.04.2015 | OWN

In 2006, Dutch native Riet Schumack moved her family from an affluent area in Detroit to one of the city's toughest neighborhoods. At the time, Bright...

How Localizing Is the Key To Our Urban Future

Michael Sorkin | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Michael Sorkin

NEW YORK -- Ironically, in this era of exponential growth, we are witnessing the disappearance of cities. Our urbanism is becoming increasingly generic -- a Starbucks on every corner and an iPhone in every palm. We can do better.

You Need Green to Do Green

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Alex Cacioppo

A gathering of "urban green innovators," as they were called, yielded a crop of optimism about the myriad environmental challenges facing New Yorkers in the coming years. "Count the short-term victories," and "Keep your eyes on the prize," appeared to be some of the main messages from the event.

Meet The Urban Farmer Starting His Own Revolution

OWN | Posted 05.04.2015 | OWN

When you think of farming towns, Milwaukee-proper might not be the first to come to mind. The large Wisconsin city is perhaps better known for its fam...