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Urban Farming

This Is One Of The Best Jobs In Cuba

The Pulitzer Center | Kassondra Cloos | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green

By Kassondra Cloos for The Pulitzer Center The farmers pour in after sunrise and leave before sunset. The workday is one to two hours shorter than ...

Will Suburb's New 'Mega' Indoor Vertical Farm Be A Hit?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

BEDFORD PARK, Ill. — Farming in abandoned warehouses has become a hot trend in the Midwest – with varying degrees of success – as mo...

Nation's Largest Indoor Vertical Farm Opens Its Doors

Posted 03.25.2013 | Chicago

Occupying 90,000 square feet of a formerly abandoned suburban Chicago warehouse, FarmedHere is not only the first indoor vertical farm of its kind in ...

From Parking Lot to Paradise - the Revenge of Urban Agriculture

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 05.17.2013 | Green
Charles A. Birnbaum

Urban agriculture during my baby boomer childhood in New York City, when postwar agricultural production became increasingly industrialized, amounted ...

New Urban Ag Network Will Transform Vacant Lots Into Farmland

Posted 03.17.2013 | Chicago

Under a recently-announced new agriculture plan, vacant lots on Chicago's South Side could be transformed into thriving — and profitable — urban f...

Making Humans More Resilient Through Meaningful Innovation

Frans van Houten | Posted 01.22.2013 | Impact
Frans van Houten

Sustainable solutions based on innovation can create a more resilient world only if that innovation is focused on the health and well being of its inhabitants. And it is at that point, where technology and human needs intersect, we will find meaningful innovation.

The Future of Food Series: Exponential Solutions to Transforming Our Food System

Christiana Wyly | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Christiana Wyly

By 2050, we need to figure out how to not only feed but also nourish the three billion new people who will be joining the seven billion of us who are already here on the planet. And we need to figure out how to do this as effectively, ethically and as environmentally sensibly as possible.

Reflections on Detroit: Call to Green Pastures

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

After spending some time here, I saw an alternative view of Detroit: a model for self-reliance and growth. They'd welcome help, but they're not counting on it.

Englewood Could Become Nation's Largest Urban Farming District

Posted 11.25.2012 | Chicago

Plans for an ambitious urban farming project have started on Chicago's South Side, where organizers hope the efforts can produce jobs, healthier food ...

David Sands

Hantz Farms' Divisive Deal | David Sands | Posted 11.21.2012 | Detroit

Detroit City Council tabled discussion over the proposed sale of an enormous plot of city-owned land to the Hantz Farms development company at a marat...

David Sands

Divisive Hantz Farms Land Deal Could Be Nearing The Finish Line | David Sands | Posted 11.20.2012 | Detroit

The name Hantz Farms conjures up strong reactions from many Detroiters -- especially those involved with the city's urban agriculture movement. After ...

Cock O' the Lots: Detroit's Residents Fight Back a Land Grab

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 01.19.2013 | Detroit
Eric Holt Gimenez

John Hantz may not be the last real estate speculator in Detroit, but he's decided the city is his yard. He won't stop grabbing at the city's empty lots until he owns them... or until he graces the supper table.

Urban Growth Boundary Concerns Local Farmer (Video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Bill Zimmerman, a small farmer in Vancouver, Washington talks about the approaching urban growth boundary (UGB) that may soon encompass his farm.

Three Days to Save the Earth: Highlights from SXSW Eco

Milkshake | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

SXSW Eco successfully brought together experts from the often divergent worlds of government, academia, non-profits, startups and large corporations alike last week, all with a common purpose: to talk about solutions for a sustainable world.

Our School at Blair Grocery (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 11.04.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Started simply as an idea for an 'Experimental Hands-On School,' Our School at Blair Grocery provides a place for young people in the Lower Ninth Ward to learn, as well as a space to explore their interests.

City Bus-Sized 'Orbiting' Garden Can Grow 50 Pounds Of Basil A Day

Posted 08.20.2012 | Home

Imagine a sustainable farm that is about the size of a city bus and is capable of producing fifty pounds of basil per day. Not only is that possib...

Parents' Fight Over Backyard Chickens Turns Nasty

Posted 08.10.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As of Friday morning, the notoriously persnickety D.C. Urban Moms and Dads online message board participants are still fighting about ch...

Great Things Happen in Small Gatherings!

Liz Neumark | Posted 10.04.2012 | New York
Liz Neumark

Last week Just Food and The Sylvia Center brought together over 200 New Yorkers in a series of meals hosted in homes around the city, reminiscent of how families and neighborhoods came together around the table for generations.

An Urban Farm Feeds Local Neighborhood With Help from Disabled (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Tim Donovan, who calls himself "a farmer and maker," leads the agriculture team at Project Grow, a program of Port City Development Center, an arts and farming organization that works with adults with disabilities.

Cities Are a-Growing

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York

If you live in an apartment in a city, could you ever imagine growing and eating your own lettuce? In your apartment? Well, apparently a growing number of Americans can.

When It Comes To Urban Farming, New York City Rules

Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Susan DeFreitas: If you’re interested in the future of the city, you could do worse than to look to New York City. Establis...

WATCH: New Film Explores The Urban Farming Revolution

Sarah Medina | Posted 07.23.2012 | San Francisco

The Bay Area has long been a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement. And now, a new film explores its leading role in the urban farm-to-table movement ...

Can Urban Farming Go Corporate?

Reuters | Nicholas Kusnetz | Posted 09.21.2012 | Small Business

Farms have sprouted in cities across the country over the past several years as activists and idealists pour their sweat into gritty soil. Now Paul Li...

Utopia, Dystopia, Sitopia

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York

Outside the dwindling community of farmers, the truth is that people generally don't think about how their food gets to where they first cross paths with it.

Keeping It Simple -- Simply Impossible

Liz Neumark | Posted 09.16.2012 | New York
Liz Neumark

Our fast paced world directs us to move quickly and efficiently by keeping life simple. From fast easy meals to email correspondence with abbreviations, we are encouraged to succeed in multi-tasking by streamlining work or personal efforts.