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Urban Farming

Vet Services Oakland Youth In Incredible Way

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Black Voices

U.S. Navy veteran Kelly Carlisle is as comfortable on land as she is in the water. The former Navy Operation Specialist has found her calling in th...

Double the Giving, Double the Fun: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

July has been a busy month for Daily Giving, so we decided to double our efforts and give two grants a day for the entire month of July. These seed gr...

Join the Revolution -- It's Not What You Think

Valerie Kausen | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Valerie Kausen

When I look around at the state of the world: the wars, the debilitating addiction to technology, massive species die-off, ocean destruction and overu...

'People's Garden' Will Bring Sustainability Showcase to DC's National Mall

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

One of the more thoughtful landscaping undertakings I have seen will be installed over the next 15 years on, appropriately enough, the grounds of the US Department of Agriculture headquarters in Washington.

Urban Gardening for All

Ali Rosen | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Urban gardening often seems like an activity only reserved for the particularly ambitious among us. Without space, how can anything grow?

We Have to Drive Tech Innovation to Drive Social Mobility

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Tiziana Dearing

Technology innovation can help drive social mobility. But that doesn't happen in a vacuum. Real choices about resources, regulations, access -- and even what we define as innovative -- help or hinder.

Meet Gotham Greens, An Incredible Addition To The Urban Farming Movement

The Huffington Post | Brianna Elliott | Posted 04.24.2014 | Green

When you think of farming, New York City may be one of the last places that come to mind. But Gotham Greens, an urban greenhouse business, is rever...

Taking Back Ownership of Our Food

Ophir Haberer | Posted 06.06.2014 | College
Ophir Haberer

Let's grow our own food, and build communities supporting each other's production. Let's learn to do so in all kinds of spaces from neglected urban spaces to suburban backyards.

A Kale of Two Cities: Cultivating Social Justice

Nevin Cohen | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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.

Watch the World's Largest Rooftop Garden Grow in Brooklyn... in 3 Minutes

Roadtrippers | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Roadtrippers

On top of this Brooklyn building the world's largest rooftop garden is flourishing. 65,000 square feet of urban greenery grows atop the roof of Building no. 3 at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Two Men, Two Farms and a Legacy We Can All Learn From

Nancy Kotting | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Nancy Kotting

Unknown to one another, Walter and Rex made the same decision in the end, and in so doing, have left us with a lesson anyone who eats food and walks on soil needs to know: Our connection to, and knowledge of, the food we eat, the land upon which we grow it and the people who plow, plant and pick it is more important to our future than all the money in the world.

Firefighting Goats!

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

Nestled between railroad tracks and a cement recycling plant in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood lives a little herd of urban goats with a big a...

You Can Do What You Love in Detroit

Lisa Diggs | Posted 05.13.2014 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

People often say "do what you love and the money will follow." Maybe it will and maybe it won't, but why does doing what you love have to be tied to a job? How about just doing what you love as a way of living life? The opportunities for to live that philosophy are abundant in Detroit.

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

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 04.29.2014 | 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...

Dig In: A Call For Re-Investment In Metro-Region Agriculture

Sibella Kraus | Posted 04.20.2014 | Food
Sibella Kraus

Sustainable agriculture can help bring cities down to earth, to a deeper commitment to the ecology and economy of the surrounding countryside on which they depend.

WATCH: World's Largest Rooftop Farm Transforms Above Brooklyn

Posted 02.13.2014 | Green

Brooklyn Grange, a leading force in New York's growing urban farm industry, is celebrating their Brooklyn location's (the company has a smaller farm i...

Food Security: Transplanting Rural to Urban

Yen To | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Yen To

Food security is an eco-socio-economic issue that strikes at the fundamental human processes we have devised for our own longevity. These examples demonstrate alternative methods of addressing the global issue, locally.

Urban Farmers Are Growing Our "Food Empathy"

Mick Kelly | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Mick Kelly

Food empathetic people make healthier food choices, recycle more and waste less.

Practicing Peace, Justice and Empowerment: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.

The Power of One Person: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.

Finding the Goodness in Everything: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The Hoe Avenue Community Farm are making positive changes in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City, home of some of the nation's highest rates of hunger, obesity and diabetes, as well as unemployment and incarceration.

Seeing the Forest, the Trees, Animals and People Too: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.

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.

California Just Got A Whole Lot More Urban Farming-Friendly

Posted 07.28.2014 | 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...

Talking to Miami-Dade County About Chickens and Bees

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 10.03.2013 | Miami
Eliza De La Portilla

Trying to Get Answers We have heard a lot of hearsay and rumors about keeping Chickens and Bees in Miami-Dade County and no one seems to know the full...