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Ecopolis Iowa City: Community Forum Launches Regenerative City Initiative

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

A broad range of community members in Iowa City, Iowa kicked off the "Ecopolis Forum" today, a groundbreaking series of monthly winter conversations on creating the first regenerative city of the arts, food, renewable energy, and commerce in the heartland.

Uncommon Good

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Tammara Fort

In early September the WorkerAnts team visited Uncommon Good in Claremont, California. Since its inception in 2000, Founder and Executive Director Nancy Mintie has worked with the community to create an inspired and synergistic organization endeavoring to end the cycle of poverty and restore the health of the planet.

For the Love of Cheese: An Urban Goat Farm (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.27.2013 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Portland, Oregon Ed Arcement and his wife Nancy love cheese. Indeed, their mutual enthusiasm for this processed food is why, in 2005, they chose to a...

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.

Old MacDonald Had An Organic Urban Rooftop Farm

McSweeneys | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home

Old MacDonald had an organic urban rooftop farm, EEE-I-EEE-I-O! And on that farm he had a vegan girlfriend named September who he met at a sheep shear...

WATCH: Fighting Racism With Urban Farming

Daniel Klein | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

The ideas of cooperative work are central to many movements in Latin America. Nelson Escobar has brought those ideas from his home in El Salvador to Louisville, Kentucky.

'Food Forest' To Let Urbanites Pick Own Produce Right Down The Street

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home

SEATTLE — A plot of grass sits in the middle of Seattle, feet from a busy road and on a hill that overlooks the city's skyline. But it's no ordi...

The SUPERVALU of Giving Back

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

On Monday I had the privilege to interview Craig Herkert, CEO of SUPERVALU, about his company's role in the fight for food equity.

Urban Agriculture: Green on a Human Scale

Lee Schneider | Posted 12.26.2011 | Impact
Lee Schneider

The Food Chain is an architectural intervention that aims to eradicate hunger in urban areas. One thing they're doing is taking a garden and turning it on its side so that it can grow on a building.

Backyard Chickens & Thomas Keller's Decadent Quiche

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Having gotten the chickens last spring, this winter is the first time I've had to figure out what to do with the birds during freezing spells. It turns out that chickens are tough, but their eggs are not.