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Urban Farming

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

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 ...

Talk to the Hands

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

This is the second in a series of 12 posts expounding on the 2011 forecasts in the annual trends report from Salzman, president of Euro RSCG Worldwide...

From Housing Projects to Farmland: Clevelanders Build Largest Contiguous Urban Farm in America

Halle Tecco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Halle Tecco

The Urban Farm sits on 6 acres between the Cuyahoga River and the Riverview Housing Projects in Cleveland, Ohio. Until recently, a chain-link fence s...

Want to Teach Democracy? Improve School Lunches

Alice Waters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alice Waters

What's missing from the national conversation about school lunch reform is the opportunity to use food to teach values that are central to democracy.

New Orleans Food Farms Struggle With Toxins and Red Tape

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Large-scale, community farming in the city requires soil and water testing and an array of permits. But that's not stopping gardeners in New Orleans.

Genetically Modified Salmon: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Cunningham

I do not want to see anyone starve, but what troubles me about genetic engineering is that we only consider our own short-term interests. Let's consult shamans as well as scientists.

Why the Green Economy is Unstoppable -- and 10 Ways it's Making Life Better

Andy Mannle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Mannle

It's clear from our inability to pass climate legislation that we're not going green because it's the right thing to do, but because it's the smart thing to do. Here are 10 major areas of life that are inevitably getting better by going green.

Moving Toward Self-Sustainability

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

The money we make leads to lifestyles so far removed from the land that we never think about how much effort and energy it takes to produce what we eat.

On the Road: Philadelphia's Neighborhood Farmers' Markets -- Kensington's Greensgrow

Steve Poses | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Poses

This is the fourth in a series of posts about Philadelphia's Neighborhood Farmers' Markets. The first three posts visited Farmers' Markets at Clark P...

WATCH: Amazing Rooftop Farm In The Heart Of New York City

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When people think of New York City, farming probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind, but one group is doing their part to make the Big Apple...

Certified Organic: The Inspection

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Mary I. Wilson, Accredited Organic Inspector, showed up this morning at ten minutes to 9:00 AM. Being up there with a farm inspector made me see the space with new eyes.

Virtual Supermarket Project Commits To Providing Healthy Food For Baltimore Residents

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The practice of urban agriculture is slowly taking off in Baltimore, a city otherwise known for its drug trade operations and violent crime. The city ...

What Edward Norton Should Know for the UN's Biodiversity Summit

Marielle Anzelone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marielle Anzelone

People used to know the nature in their backyards, back when basic biology classes were taught regularly in schools. Now more children can identify the McDonald's logo than a white oak leaf.

Summer Growing

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Farmers will tell you there's a weird quiet time in the summer. Between the manic planting schedule of the spring and the busy harvest time lies a pacific period in the early summer.

Chicago: The Nation's First Certified Organic Rooftop Farm

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

One month ago I started as the Rooftop Farm Director at Uncommon Ground, a restaurant on Chicago's north side that grows food on a 2,500 square ft. rooftop. Here's an update.

Ivory Price, Detroit Teen, Works To Fix Up Neighborhood With BuildOn

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For Ivory Price, a teenager growing up in an impoverished Detroit neighborhood, tales of the city's heyday are a distant dream. Now, as a volunteer fo...

Florida Community Fights Hunger, Obesity With Neighborhood Garden

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This dusty corner in Springfield used to be a parking lot. Now, lettuce and strawberries grow in a lush garden. Across town, at a grocer, expiring me...

Rooftop Farm Report: Organic Certification, A Lot Of (Good) Paperwork

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

The idea behind certifying is to standardize exactly what we mean by "organic" so consumers know what they're getting and how it was grown.

Will Allen's Growing Power Brings Urban Farms To Inner Cities

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Through the nonprofit organization he founded, agriculturalist Will Allen has dedicated himself to creating sustainable community farms in urban areas...