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Urban Farms

Urban Fruit Documentary Film

Monique Ruffin | Posted 02.09.2015 | 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.

Nirvana In East Austin: Dinner At Eden East On Springdale Farm

Stephanie Keller | Posted 09.01.2014 | Taste
Stephanie Keller

Even before the food arrived, our levels of bliss were skyrocketing and the locally sourced creations reinforced our happiness.

Growing Urban Ag Through Policy

Robert Ogilvie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Robert Ogilvie

In many cases, urban gardening begins organically, but without a supportive policy structure in place, it can be difficult for these programs to take root, thrive and be of maximum and equitable benefit to the whole community.

A Bright Future For Urban Farming

Dickson Despommier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dickson Despommier

The concept of raising fresh produce in the middle of a crowded city sounds far fetched to the uninitiated, but over the last few years, the realization of this "far fetched" idea has resonated well with those that live there. The future looks bright for city farming.

Farming for Good: Why Work Is Essential for Teens to Develop and Leave Poverty

Jesse Bilger | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Jesse Bilger

Jennifer is one of five teenagers spending her summer days at Philadelphia's Lutheran Settlement House as part of the Teens 4 Good program. Every morning, she arrives ready to work the patch of green in the heart of the city. But every night, she returns to the homeless shelter for women where she's living now.

WATCH: This Family's Community Garden Is Amazing

Posted 04.22.2013 | Green

This video is going to make you want to get those hands dirty and grow some broccoli. Title "A Year in the Garden," the time-lapse was uploaded to ...

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 ...

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 ...

NYC's Urban Farms Face a Climate Change Reality Check

Cathy Erway | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Cathy Erway

Unforeseeable weather challenges have always been an inevitable part of the farmer's job. Add to that slim proceeds, institutional interventions, limited space, and soil quality questions, and the future of city farming may be thrown into question.

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.

PHOTOS: SF's Most Beloved Urban Farm May Be Evicted

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.22.2012 | San Francisco

Maybe it’s a testament to how well the Hayes Valley Farm has integrated itself into the day-to-day fabric of San Francisco: Less than three years af...

Farm City

Leah Mayor | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Leah Mayor

Urban agriculture is no small task. In the world of food and farming, nutrition starts with soil. That is to say that, soil quality directly translates into the nutrient content of the food we eat.

Local Urban Farms In Hot Water Over Alleged Treatment Of Animals

| Posted 04.16.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's SFoodie. By Jonathan Kauffman If you go to farmers' markets in the East Bay, you may have seen ...

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...

Author Aims To Change Perceptions Of Urban Agriculture With New Book On Vertical Farms

AP | DAVID RUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DETROIT — A new book by an urban agriculture visionary aims to change the way people think about farming, offering a look into a future where ci...

Seven Farms In New York City

Metromix New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Summer's freshest bounty is just a subway ride away. Here's the express track on where to get them...

Weekly Mulch: As risks for oil and gas grow, USSF offers change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger BP oil has been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for more than two months, and while attention has focused t...

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...

Urban Farms Targetted In LA

LA Weekly | Katherine Spiers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Sitting on the grounds of Silver Lake Farms, one could almost be in the countryside - convince yourself that the thrum of traffic on Rowena is a river...

How To Grow Your Own Window Farm (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Live in a big city? Want to grow your own garden? Then tune in to Grist's AskUmbra to find out how to grow your own window farm in an urban environmen...