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Last Build Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:57:46 +0000


New Orleans golf course transformed into city’s biggest urban farm with an Eco-Campus

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:57:46 +0000

The City Park birding corridor runs along the side of farm and provides a more wild contrast to the farmed environment. By Lucy Wang Inhabitat Sept 18, 2017 Excerpt: A former golf course in New Orleans’ City Park has been transformed into the city’s biggest urban farm—Grow Dat Youth Farm. The seven-acre sustainable farming nonprofit […]

Canada: Regina Food Bank launches urban agriculture project

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:57:00 +0000

Grade 7 and 8 students, Jacob Exner (foreground), Ella Chay (middle) and Ferison Alcantara (background), from St. Peter Elementary School check out a garden tower, which will be provided for their school for at least a year. Jennifer Ackerman / Regina Leader-Post Launched by the Regina Food Bank on Wednesday, the Urban Agriculture Outreach Program […]

Canada: Vancouver’s Sole Food Street Farms Takes On Poverty With Urban Agriculture

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:56:12 +0000

Click image to see larger file. “One of the things we love most about urban farming is the chance to bring colour and life to unexpected places.” It’s one of the largest of its kind in North America. By Lois Abraham Canadian Press 09/18/2017 Excerpt: The crops grow in 10,000 specially designed containers on what […]

Hong Kong’s quest for the Tesla of food

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:36:41 +0000

Some hydroponic systems are small enough to be set up on a balcony or rooftop. Photo: City Hydroponics He says there are about 50 rooftop farms in the city, totalling 1.5 hectares of land. He estimates that 595 hectares of rooftop space could be converted to farms – that’s just under half the size of […]

Dayton, Ohio Urban Farm founder angered by city’s Garden Station eviction

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:36:19 +0000

Lisa Helm, the founder of Dayton Urban Grown Farm, stands among the plantings at the co-op and training farm. Helm also founded Garden Station, which was evicted from a city-owned property last year. Cornelius Frolik / Staff “We should write an obituary for the garden, because it’s dead and it did not die of natural […]

South Africa: Urban pig co-operative needs land to stay in business in Port Elizabeth

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:49:20 +0000

About 15 Motherwell residents have formed a co-operative to farm pigs. (Photo: Joseph Chirume, GroundUp) “We formed this cooperative in 2016 after discovering that urban residents, especially those living in townships, were struggling to get pork. By Joseph Chirume News 24 Sept 13, 2017 Excerpt: Mzimkhulu Ngece, 51, reiterates Nolutshungu’s point: “We need a better […]

For These Urban Farmers, the Harvest Is About More Than Healthy Eating

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:48:57 +0000

(Photo by Piper Carter) Summer is usually the most exciting season for a gardener, but for many of Detroit’s black farmers, the harvest is also about survival. By Damon Mitchell Next City September 12, 2017 Excerpt: “Farming is a lost art, a skill in black culture that disappeared after the Great Migration,” says Sun. “Now […]

Innovative Classrooms Across Canada Are Feeding Young People’s Hunger For Agricultural Knowledge

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:28:31 +0000

On the first day of school last week, Lacombe Composite High School students toured their greenhouse and edible gardens, harvesting gooseberries, cherries and grapes for a canning project. They’ve since started a commercial aquaponics system, raising up to 1,000 tilapia at a time, some of which are served at the school cafeteria. By Julie Van […]

Ethiopia: A Dose of Gardening as the New Social Medicine

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:28:14 +0000

Between September 2008 and September 2011, the USAID Urban Gardens Program reached 34,200 households and over 118,000 direct and indirect orphan and vulnerable children beneficiaries through micro, household, school and community gardens in Ethiopia By Nicholas Parkinson Good Food World October 19th, 2012 Excerpt: One year later, the group of 55 members—all living with HIV—partnered […]

Canada: Garden theft has some green thumbs seeing red at Saskatoon Community Garden

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:56:41 +0000

If a person is need of food, most gardeners are ready to share, but a recent streak of thefts in two of Saskatoon’s community gardens have left a bad taste in the mouth of some. By Morgan Modjeski Saskatoon Starphoenix Sept 14, 2017 Excerpt: “I went down there and I called out: ‘If that’s not […]

Global data collection and the future of indoor urban farming

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:56:15 +0000

Credit: MIT Media Lab, Open Agriculture Initiative The more Food Computers we all build, the more data we all have to play with, and the more we can radically alter the future of food! By Francis Lam The Splendid Table Sept 8, 2017 Excerpt: The urban farming movement takes many forms, both indoors and outdoors: […]

Forest Shomer – Seedman Since 1972

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:36:33 +0000

In 1982, Forest Shomer Came to Vancouver and Spoke at City Farmer’s ‘Urban Agriculture Lecture Series’ Interview by Greg Peterson Nov, 2016 Forest started urban farming in 1969 in Berkeley, California. Through the People’s Park Movement, he was launched into gardening and got the basic training and motivation for becoming a seedman. He has been […]

UK: The final spud has been plucked out of the ground of Preston North End’s famous garden allotment.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:36:18 +0000

Leo Gornall at the PNE Allotment. Now aged 80-years-old and after two hip operations, Gornall has decided, with a somewhat heavy heart, to give up the allotment and he is due to hand back the keys to the committee today. Lancanshire Post Sept 9, 2017 Excerpt: The little plot of land on the corner of […]

Up Top Acres – How One Rooftop Farm Could Make Your City Better

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:16:58 +0000

Up Top Acres operates a network of rooftop farms across the DC metro area. Traditional farms measure the distance their produce travels in miles driven – we measure ours in flights of stairs. Presented By BuzzFeed & Hyundai Published on Jun 12, 2017 (Must see. Mike) Excerpt: Founded in 2014, Up Top Acres was started […]

India: Students create organic vegetable garden in school

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:16:46 +0000

Students and teachers of Marudhamalai Devasthanam Higher Secondary School, Vadavalli, at their organic vegetable garden on school premises. Click image to see larger file. Sharing their experience, the students said that the farming taught them the hardships of farmers and motivated them to contribute their part to society. By S. Pavith Valsel The Hindu Sept […]