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Urban Agriculture

A Kale of Two Cities: Cultivating Social Justice

Nevin Cohen | Posted 04.16.2014 | New York
Nevin Cohen

For some farmers and gardeners, particularly those in low-income neighborhoods, urban agriculture is a means to a more ambitious end: an attack on racial, gender and class disparities and political disempowerment.

This Is What A Totally Green, Sustainable NYC Could Look Like

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business

The Terreform Research Group envision a New York City in which streets and avenues would be converted into greenways and farms. New York City is ...

Innovation Earth: A Rooftop Farm, Coming Soon to Your Supermarket

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

We Americans, living in the land of fast-food drive-throughs and cardboard tomatoes for some time now, are starting to gain an appreciation for high-q...

Food As a Bridge to Jobs and Hope: Green Bridge Growers

Jan Pilarski | Posted 02.05.2014 | Food
Jan Pilarski

Food has great power and potential. For us, it has made our lives whole once again and been a path for greater inclusion for Chris and others with autism. Indeed, a place at the table of life.

Urban Agriculture: Fad Or Necessity?

Kristin McArdle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kristin McArdle

This may be a convenient way for people to get their feet wet in the agricultural world, but does it offer a viable solution to the problems associated with our food production and distributions systems?

Parkway Gardening: Am I Even Allowed To Do It?

Kristen Nilsson Farley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kristen Nilsson Farley

It is also a city with a sizeable population living in poverty with unimpressive access to healthy foods and fresh produce. It is a city that could benefit enormously from the growing urban gardening movement. But is it even legal for me to grow edibles in that little strip of land in front of my house?

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.

California Just Got A Whole Lot More Urban Farming-Friendly

Posted 10.10.2013 | Good News

We didn't think it was possible, but California just got a little greener. On September 28, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Urban Agricul...

The War On Blight

Troy Silva | Posted 11.29.2013 | Good News
Troy Silva

Our goal is to create the world's first planter-based botanical garden as a way to make this concrete jungle we call home a more beautiful and livable place for everyone. Anyone else out there ready to join our army?

WATCH: Sole Food Street Farms Opens North America's Largest Urban Orchard

Posted 10.04.2013 | Good News

This just in: You CAN make something from nothing. Earlier this year, a Canadian nonprofit called Sole Food Street Farms took an old gas station a...

An Urban Farmer in the City (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Portland, OR Throughout her young adult life, Amanda Morse has worked entirely in the nonprofit food sector. In college, she designed an interdiscipl...

The Buzz on Seoul's Urban Beekeepers

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Mimsie Ladner

As he takes off his baseball cap and replaces it with a veiled hat, he makes it evident that there is a new subculture emerging in the Korean capital: urban beekeeping.

How Urban Agriculture Is Revitalizing Local Economies

Rohit Kumar | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Rohit Kumar

When I look out onto the urban landscape of manicured green grass, the potential for a buzzing new local food economy seems so obvious. It seems the transformation might already be underway.

Urban Agriculture in Delhi: Thousands of Invisible Farmers

Joseph Redwood-Martinez | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Joseph Redwood-Martinez

The local authorities also regularly bulldoze the farmers' houses, constantly displacing them and preventing the farmers from cultivating the banks of the Yamuna. They are treated as a population who is just occupying a piece of land and doing no good for the city.

Will Suburb's New 'Mega' Indoor Vertical Farm Be A Hit?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

BEDFORD PARK, Ill. — Farming in abandoned warehouses has become a hot trend in the Midwest – with varying degrees of success – as mo...

Who Grows Our Food: Miami GROW

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Along the grey knot of expressway engirding Miami International Airport, you'll find row upon row of warehouses, industrial sites ... and small spot of green.

10 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill While Eating Healthier

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 04.06.2013 | Food
Danielle Nierenberg

Many of us are trying to eat at home these days, but grocery shopping can be overwhelming. The simple chore of buying food involves many variables. Here's how to find the sweet spot to grocery shopping where wellbeing meets frugality.

To Save the Earth, We Must Change What We Eat

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.03.2013 | Green
Richard Schiffman

What will we be eating in the future? The history of food has been one long, changeable feast. If we continue to change what we eat and how we grow it, we may be able to feed the hungry mouths of the future.

Incredibly Innovative And Stunning Urban Agricultural Projects

Architizer | Posted 01.22.2013 | Arts

It's easy to argue that architecture plays a part in the world of a foodie; most restaurants are uniquely designed to better the dining experience aft...

David Sands

Hantz Farms' Divisive Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Soda Tax or Free Fruits and Veggies?

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Darrin Nordahl

For all its good intention, the soda tax will undoubtedly ignite a bitter debate. Why not try a more palatable policy, such as swapping out azaleas and petunias for apples and peas?

An Urban Farm Feeds Local Neighborhood With Help from Disabled (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 10.02.2012 | Food
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.

When It Comes To Urban Farming, New York City Rules

Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Susan DeFreitas: If you’re interested in the future of the city, you could do worse than to look to New York City. Establis...