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Urban Farming

Dinosaur Kale

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 02.22.2012 | Impact
Carolyn Ossorio

Teaching kids (and parents) to eat healthy is an evolutionary process: one bite at a time.

Is It Possible To Farm In NYC?

Daniel Klein | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

Farms aren't the first thing that come to mind when you think of New York City. New York has a lot to offer in every area and farming is no exception.

Reports: Chicago Food Deserts Down 40 Percent

Posted 12.24.2011 | Chicago

With First Lady Michelle Obama slated to appear in Chicago Tuesday for a fundraising event focused on addressing the city's food desert problem, a lea...

Why Can't You Hate Walmart as Much as I Do?: Culture Wars Infiltrate the Food Movement

Christopher Weber | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home
Christopher Weber

The Walmart-Growing Power alliance is not as unlikely as it might seem. Both groups share one priority: selling affordable food, a desperately needed commodity in inner-city neighborhoods amidst the Great Recession.

WATCH: Urban Farming Takes Over The Bay Area

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.10.2011 | San Francisco

Ever since San Francisco's Little City Gardens helped revolutionize urban agriculture, San Franciscans have enjoyed kale, summer greens and ripe tomat...

Hipsters Didn't Invent Urban Farming in Detroit

Daniel Klein | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

There's a lot going on in Detroit. After years of decay, excitement is growing around urban gardens. Previously abandoned lots are being turned into f...

Greening our Food Deserts From the Ground Up

Andrew Gunther | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

LA Green Grounds helps people who want to set up a community edible garden but don't know how: "We turn up with basic tools and a bunch of plants and teach people how to grow their own organic fruits, vegetables and herbs right in their own backyard."

Urban Farming Ordinance Approved By City Council

Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council approved a zoning code amendment allowing for more widespread urban agriculture Thursday. As WBEZ reports, the zoning code...

Urban Farming Bike Tour

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.01.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

There are dozens of small local markets and farms. Don't wait for the next Just Food urban farm bike tour to visit these farms. Wake up early on a Saturday, ride the subway to the end of the line and visit a new farmers market!

Emanuel Plans Big Boost For Urban Farms, Reversing Daley's Course

Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

In a pointed reversal of his predecessor's policies, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday that he is supporting an ordinance that would all...

Urban Farming's Detroit Roots Blossom Into Global Vision

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.24.2011 | Impact
Michael Sigman

What do Kraft Foods, Coca-Cola and Home Depot have in common with Prince, Snoop Dogg and Richard Lewis? Would you believe farming? Specifically, Urb...

Berkeley's Newest Urban Farm Is Totally Mobile

Anneli Rufus | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
Anneli Rufus

2011-07-06-urbanfarmberkeley.gifWhile all urban farms aim to heal the world, Berkeley's newest such enterprise is going at it from an environmental, educational, social-justice and spiritual angle.

Farm Dreams: If You're Not on the Land You Love...

Linda Buzzell | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green
Linda Buzzell

Remember that old song: "If you're not with the one you love, love the one you're with"? The words keep running through my mind as I listen to many of our friends who dream of someday owning traditional farms and farmland.

Soil-less Sky Farming: Rooftop Hydroponics on NYC Restaurant (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 08.21.2011 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

I stepped onto the roof of the West Village restaurant Bell, Book and Candle and caught a glimpse of the future. I was surrounded by 60 white plastic towers seemingly sprouting from the floor.

Raising Backyard Chickens (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Chickens are relatively inexpensive to raise, and they can provide up to about 4,000 eggs per chicken, throughout their lifetime.

Farm Report Is Weather Report Is Farm Report

Dave Snyder | Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Some people hate talking about the weather. Not gardeners and farmers. For growers, the weather is a constant source of attention.

Michael Hancock: Urban Gardening Could Be Economic Boon for Denver

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 08.02.2011 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

Every candidate for office in the U.S. today knows if you want to get elected, you'd better come with a plan for creating jobs. Hancock has a big idea for creating jobs, but no one seems to be taking it seriously.

Reader Challenge: Grow One Food-Producing Plant This Year

Rebecca Shoval | Posted 07.23.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shoval

One of the best things about living on a farm is the freshness of the food. Nothing quite compares to the satisfaction of picking a head of lettuce, washing the leaves and eating a salad in under 10 minutes.

Rooftop Farm Report: Winter Is Not Bee Season

Dave Snyder | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Honeybees are hardy, and given good conditions, such as a large population and plenty of honey storage, they generally make it through the winter. At least that's how it's supposed to go.

Urban Chicken-Keeping and Staying on the Neighbors' Good Side

Megan Paska | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green
Megan Paska

I accepted a long time ago that I am likely a homeowners worst nightmare.

New York City's Biggest Rooftop Farm

Jake Rosenwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jake Rosenwasser

This farm in the middle of urban Queens isn't just about ecological idealism. Here, one city gardener is trying to merge environmental sustainability with fiscal sustainability.

From Tank to Table: Preparing A Whole Fish!

EconomyBites | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
EconomyBites

Here at E. Bites we pride ourselves in the ability to bring you lots of different kinds of foods, ways of cooking and styles of money saving. A critic...

Shop Locally, Not Globally

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ellen Snortland

I think of my long-gone grandmothers as I bake the Norwegian cakes and cookies. Something they would have enjoyed? The Urban Farmer's Market in Altadena.

What U.S. Municipalities Can Learn From San Francisco's Urban Farming Movement

Francesca Vietor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Francesca Vietor

The guerrilla urban farming movement is taking root in San Francisco. These projects are easily replicable and would make measurable difference in the quality of life in every city throughout the country.

Backyard Beekeeping: Tour de Hives (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

As awareness increases about where our food comes from, so comes the interest in growing food close to home. And this also includes providing a place ...