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Last Build Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:40:24 +0000


California: ‘Agrihood’ proposal may be used to help win passage for latest city housing plan

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:40:24 +0000

Click image to see larger file. It’s one variation of an “agrihood” — a growing, national movement that combines new homes with farm crops and livestock production. More than 100 agrihoods exist nationally, with the nearest in Rancho Mission Viejo. By Barbara Henry San Diego Union-Tribune Jan 14, 2018 The rough, tentative proposal calls for […]

San Francisco Urban Farm To Rise As Symbol Of Social Justice

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:40:09 +0000

Alvina Wong (right) tries to untangle a lengthy garden hose with Marilyn Duran at the Hummingbird Farm in San Francisco The once-fallow field, owned but previously unused by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, is on its way to becoming an urban farm capable of growing up to 1,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables each […]

Canada: Handcrafted, Wooden Garden Beds Use ‘GardenWell Self-watering System’

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:34:59 +0000

Custom-milled western cedar, food safe materials, and innovative sub-irrigation design ensures that your ‘LifeSpace Garden’ will stand the test of time, and help you and your family grow truly organic vegetables and herbs efficiently, no matter how small the space. From their website 2018 Excerpt: Wood Material Most of our work is crafted from western […]

Brooklyn: Where Mushrooms Grow Just a Few Feet from the Table

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:34:44 +0000

Smallhold’s “minifarms” carefully control growing conditions including air, water and light A Brooklyn food-tech startup, Smallhold, puts its “minifarms” right in the restaurant where they’ll be served By Dan Callahan Brooklyn Business News January 12, 2018 Excerpt: The availability of Wi-Fi connections is one of the keys to making the Smallhold system work. The company […]

Glorious Greens in January in Vancouver BC

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:01:43 +0000

Planted in October, We Are Eating in January From City Farmer’s Compost Garden in Vancouver BC January 18, 2018 Both our cold frame and our plastic, greenhouse shed are feeding us nutritious greens now in mid winter. Planted on October 11, 2017, sprouted by October 19, they are ready to cut and come again now […]

Book: Grow, Cook and Eat – Cultivating Asian Herbs

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:46:37 +0000

Rhino Press is proud to announce the publication of Grow, Cook and Eat by award-winning writer and presenter Fay Khoo and culinary consultant/food stylist C.Y. Phang. Borne by a shared passion to educate readers about the myriad joys and benefits of cultivating edible gardens and cooking with them, the book is a portable but information-packed […]

Urban farm flourishes in former Akron tire plant

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:46:16 +0000

That magenta glow coming from the third floor is an urban farm that is flourishing inside the innovation hub. Vigeo Gardens is growing produce and success inside the BOUNCE, Akron’s innovation hub at the former site of B.F. Goodrich tire plant. Author: Amani Abraham WKYC3 January 10, 2018 Excerpt: “It allows us to grow a […]

Malaysia: Price Of Vegetables on the Rise, More Urban Farming Taking Place

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:46:01 +0000

Councillor Awang Ibrahim said that with a little funding, some 80 residents were encouraged to turn an abandoned plot of land into an edible garden. By Brian Martin The Star Jan 12 Excerpt: StarMetro recently featured an article on the Community Garden in Section 24 Setia, Shah Alam. The garden has become the passion of […]

China: Welcome to the agrihood: golf courses out, urban farms in, as upscale developers invite buyers to grow fruit and vegetables

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:58:52 +0000

An organic farm in Hong Kong. Around the world, developers are betting buyers of luxury homes want to get their hands dirty growing food. Photo: K Y. Cheng Developers from Suzhou, China, to Palm Springs, California are betting that giving homeowners the opportunity to practise healthy living by growing ‘clean food’ – on vines and […]

Manila, Philippines: Editor’s rooftop garden produces beautiful veggies

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:58:32 +0000

From 15 potted eggplants, he can harvest 1.5 kilos of fruit in one week, enough for his family’s favorite eggplant omelette. Edgar Godin, editor of Bisaya Magazine published by the Manila Buletin, is a rooftop gardener. From just a 16-square meter rooftop atop their sari-sari store in Bulacan, he can produce more vegetables than what […]

Flashback to 1990: City Farmer Promotes Home Composting

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:13:50 +0000

The Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden in 1990 The styles have changed but the message is the same By Michael Levenston TV reporting at Vancouver’s Compost Demonstration Garden 2150 Maple Street, Vancouver, BC 1990 Most of the bins we feature today are different from the ones we experimented with three decades ago, but our work remains […]

Turning a Football Field into a Farm

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:12:16 +0000

Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, at the organic farm on the school’s campus in Dallas, The farm used to be the school’s football field. We’ve grown over 50,000 pounds of food since then. We give away ten percent of everything we grow. We call that tithing to the community. By Jeffrey R. Young […]

UK: Allotment murder recounted in court

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:11:51 +0000

Lea Adri-Soejoko, 80, was found in a padlocked mower shed next to the allotment office at 2.33am on February 28 after they followed the sound of her ringing mobile phone. 41-year-old was allegedly known by other plot holders for his ‘violent behaviour’ By Amie Gordon Daily Mail 9 January 2018 | Excerpt: Ms Tomlinson said […]

“Digging in”: Comics Journalism Features Urban Agriculture

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:57:20 +0000

Click image to see larger file. “Digging In” is part of our investigative comics journalism series on barriers to water, housing and land access in southeastern Michigan and the first installment in our graphic miniseries on land. By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes Truthout | Graphic Journalism Jan 9, 2018 Excerpt: We talk to […]

Ted Talk: How Urban Agriculture Is Transforming Detroit

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:57:02 +0000

Devita Davison, executive director of FoodLab Detroit, explains how features of Detroit’s decay make it an ideal spot for urban agriculture. The 12-minute presentation was recorded last April, 2017 There’s something amazing growing in the city of Detroit: healthy, accessible, delicious, fresh food. In a spirited talk, fearless farmer Devita Davison explains how features of […]