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Urban Farming

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 05.04.2015 | 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...

Are City Folks the New Caretakers of the Land?

Marianne Krasny | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Marianne Krasny

Recognizing that the majority of us live in cities, is it possible to find a modern day, urban rendition of farmers walking, crops walking, and water walking off the land? One place to look might be in the community gardens of New York, New Orleans, Berlin and Barcelona.

In the Weeds

Harriet Sanford | Posted 04.22.2015 | Education
Harriet Sanford

Through an innovative aquaponics program that teaches students about healthy eating and entrepreneurship, it's at the heart of a sustainable future for Fernwood's students and their neighborhood.

Occupy the Land

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Was the Berkeley land conflict a beginning to land reform struggles in America? I hope so. We simply have to shake up the land grant universities. They need to return to their mission of assisting genuine family farmers or cease to exist.

Ecopolis Iowa City: Interview With Chef Kurt Friese, Ramping Up the Local Food Economy

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

"We need to find ways to convince people that cooking is not a chore, it is not drudgery. It is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom, and it is the most tangible way we have of demonstrating our love to our family and friends. What could be a higher priority than that?"

9 Great Reasons to Grow Fruits and Vegetables In the City

Nicolas Bel | Posted 04.19.2015 | Green
Nicolas Bel

To grow aromatics, strawberries, or radishes you only need a window and a window box. If you have a balcony, a yard, or, even better, a terrace or a piece of land, you can grow any of the 16,000 marketed varieties of these plants.

Urban Fruit Documentary Film

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

For the last several years I've been on a journey toward conscious living, particularly conscious eating and community well-being. This is not an easy endeavor in an urban setting.

My Dream for All Farmers

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

There's no need to make this transformation a conflict of cultures, when it's really about safe and healthy food for everyone -- no matter your location, your religion, your intellectual proclivities, or your taste in farm show fashions.

The Food Movement Dilemma: Affordable to All

Heidi Legg | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Heidi Legg

When I sat down with Sutton Kiplinger, Greater Boston Regional Director of The Food Project, she narrowed in on the challenge for the food movement.

The Urban Food Banquet: St. Paul Leads Nation in Art of Food Justice

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Working with local farmers, cooks and artists, Jones and Public Art St. Paul fashioned CREATE into a zero waste public art initiative to take the challenge of bringing healthy food directly to the table.

A Day in the Life of a Big City Beekeeper

Maya Albanese | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Maya Albanese

There are speculations as to the reason for the decrease, but an evident correlation is the mounting prevalence of man-made toxic chemicals in the environment.

Vet Services Oakland Youth In Incredible Way

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Black Voices

U.S. Navy veteran Kelly Carlisle is as comfortable on land as she is in the water. The former Navy Operation Specialist has found her calling in th...

Double the Giving, Double the Fun: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

July has been a busy month for Daily Giving, so we decided to double our efforts and give two grants a day for the entire month of July. These seed gr...

Join the Revolution -- It's Not What You Think

Valerie Kausen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Valerie Kausen

When I look around at the state of the world: the wars, the debilitating addiction to technology, massive species die-off, ocean destruction and overu...

'People's Garden' Will Bring Sustainability Showcase to DC's National Mall

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

One of the more thoughtful landscaping undertakings I have seen will be installed over the next 15 years on, appropriately enough, the grounds of the US Department of Agriculture headquarters in Washington.

Urban Gardening for All

Ali Rosen | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Urban gardening often seems like an activity only reserved for the particularly ambitious among us. Without space, how can anything grow?

We Have to Drive Tech Innovation to Drive Social Mobility

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Tiziana Dearing

Technology innovation can help drive social mobility. But that doesn't happen in a vacuum. Real choices about resources, regulations, access -- and even what we define as innovative -- help or hinder.

Meet Gotham Greens, An Incredible Addition To The Urban Farming Movement

The Huffington Post | Brianna Elliott | Posted 04.24.2014 | Green

When you think of farming, New York City may be one of the last places that come to mind. But Gotham Greens, an urban greenhouse business, is rever...

Taking Back Ownership of Our Food

Ophir Haberer | Posted 06.06.2014 | College
Ophir Haberer

Let's grow our own food, and build communities supporting each other's production. Let's learn to do so in all kinds of spaces from neglected urban spaces to suburban backyards.

A Kale of Two Cities: Cultivating Social Justice

Nevin Cohen | Posted 06.14.2014 | New York
Nevin Cohen

For some farmers and gardeners, particularly those in low-income neighborhoods, urban agriculture is a means to a more ambitious end: an attack on racial, gender and class disparities and political disempowerment.

Watch the World's Largest Rooftop Garden Grow in Brooklyn... in 3 Minutes

Roadtrippers | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Roadtrippers

On top of this Brooklyn building the world's largest rooftop garden is flourishing. 65,000 square feet of urban greenery grows atop the roof of Building no. 3 at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Two Men, Two Farms and a Legacy We Can All Learn From

Nancy Kotting | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Nancy Kotting

Unknown to one another, Walter and Rex made the same decision in the end, and in so doing, have left us with a lesson anyone who eats food and walks on soil needs to know: Our connection to, and knowledge of, the food we eat, the land upon which we grow it and the people who plow, plant and pick it is more important to our future than all the money in the world.

Firefighting Goats!

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

Nestled between railroad tracks and a cement recycling plant in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood lives a little herd of urban goats with a big a...