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Urban Farming

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.

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

Roadtrippers | Posted 04.03.2014 | 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 03.24.2014 | 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 03.13.2014 | 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 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...

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

Sibella Kraus | Posted 02.18.2014 | 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 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...

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...

What Government Shutdown? Metros Open for Business

Bruce Katz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Bruce Katz

For everyone who is tired of our dysfunctional federal government, this metropolitan revolution offers a path forward. Metropolitan areas are succeeding in spite of grave economic and political challenges at the national level.

Mayor Cory Booker: My Organic Food Stamp Challenge

Irma Jennings | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Irma Jennings

I'm more careful with food now. I don't waste it or scrape it into the garbage. I also feel empowered knowing that I can feed myself well for $4.40 a day.

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...

This Week in Seeding the Change: Solving Global Problems, Starting at Home

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This weeks' grantees show us that often the best person to solve a global problem is a person who has experienced it firsthand. These people -- from rural Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and the U.S. -- are all taking on human rights, personal development and environmental challenges.

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...

Food and the City - Urban Farming for the Late Summer Traveling Foodie

Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger | Posted 10.22.2013 | Travel
Arne Schmidt and Claudia Hirschberger

Urban farming might be among the most popular food topics in recent years. Few people can avoid the charm of some rural idyll right in the middle of the city.

LOOK: Former Toxic Waste Site Now Thriving Community Garden

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.21.2013 | Chicago

A formerly vacant, fenced-off lot poisoned by toxic soil is the last place residents in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood expected to find signs of life....

Farming for Good: Why Work Is Essential for Teens to Develop and Leave Poverty

Jesse Bilger | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Jesse Bilger

Jennifer is one of five teenagers spending her summer days at Philadelphia's Lutheran Settlement House as part of the Teens 4 Good program. Every morning, she arrives ready to work the patch of green in the heart of the city. But every night, she returns to the homeless shelter for women where she's living now.