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Urban Farms

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...

Adventures in (Secret) Dining: Dinner Down on the (Queens County) Farm

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Katherine Goldstein

Was I in the middle of Amish country or the middle of Queens? This is the magic of urban agriculture. I was charmed before I even had my first bite.

Chickens As Pets: An Urban Farmstead

Los Angeles Times | Deborah Netburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne started keeping chickens in their Echo Park backyard a little more than a year ago. The two are co-authors of "The Urban ...

A Garden Grows In Cabrini

Chi Town Daily News | Mary Brophy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Eventually, the land at City Farm in Chicago's Cabrini Green neighborhood will sell for millions of dollars and a development deal. But for now, it s...

Are "Vertical Farms" The Next Wave In Eating Local?

New York Times | BINA VENKATARAMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What if "eating local" in Shanghai or New York meant getting your fresh produce from five blocks away? And what if skyscrapers grew off the grid, as v...