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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.

Gotham Greens: Rooftop Farming In New York City

Dark Rye | Posted 06.05.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

Miles and miles of untouched terrain could be turned into something great.

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.

Farm To Fork Across America: A Reawakening -- The Fruits Of Your Labor

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 10.03.2012 | Food
Julie Ann Fineman

As we meandered through lush rolling farmlands from Santa Cruz to the edge of San Francisco, edible gardens seemed to pop up where there used to be front lawns and rooftops.

WATCH: The World's Largest Rooftop Farm Is Coming To Brooklyn

Posted 04.06.2012 | New York

Brooklyn will soon to be home to the world's largest rooftop farm. Bright Farms, a company that builds greenhouses, has announced they will build ...

Farm City

Leah Mayor | Posted 04.18.2012 | Food
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.

Rooftop Garden: Sweet Potatoes

Richard Temtchine | Posted 11.29.2011 | Food
Richard Temtchine

Sweet potatoes. Healthy food. Good for parents and children alike. Easy to cook, inexpensive, taste delicious and offers all the nutritional value you and your children can and will benefit from...

Rooftop Gardening: Empowering Children With Knowledge

Richard Temtchine | Posted 11.21.2011 | Food
Richard Temtchine

Parents need to be seriously concerned because the subject at hand is their children's health. They must be knowledgeable about what they feed their young ones. As responsible adults entrusted with the well-being of their off-springs they must be more than vigilant.

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.

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.

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.

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...

The Good, the Bad and the Fungi on a Rooftop Farm

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

To me, the most compelling argument for the urban agriculture movement is the food itself, the snow peas and pole beans. The food you grow nearby is inevitably the tastiest.

Uncommon Ground Rooftop Farm Report: God Bless America

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Historically speaking, most Americans have either farmed or gardened, and while maybe it's not as common as it once was, the last several years has seen a renewed interest in productive growing.

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.

Uncommon Ground Rooftop Farm Update: Week 5

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Tomatoes, peas, peppers are all starting to move into high gear.

Week of Eating in Day Three: Making Time for Lunch

Cathy Erway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cathy Erway

In the middle of a very busy week, I really needed this down time. So I headed to the Union Square Greenmarket that morning with the goal of making lunch for a big bunch.

A Rooftop Farm For the Future

Cathy Erway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cathy Erway

On top of an industrial building overlooking the East River in Brooklyn sits the 6,000 square foot urban farm.