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Canada: True Grit Farm Produces Micro and Baby Greens in Langely, BC

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:52:35 +0000

The CSA program will run for 24 weeks (May to October). Two sizes will be offered; a full share, and a half share. By Ashlee Brillert True Grit Farm Nov. 2017 Excerpts from Their Facebook Page: Not much makes us happier than a nice full greenhouse! We’ve started to use coconut coir as seed cover […]

Dallas combats food desert with new seedling farm to help grow your own

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:39:22 +0000

Dallas’ urban farming community is coming together to help combat a food desert in South Dallas by launching a source of low-cost plants for gardeners. By Teresa Gubbins Dallas Culture Map 11.13.17 Excerpt: “In fact, South Dallas is one of the largest food deserts in the country,” he says. “While there have been positive results […]

Chicken DIY: 20 Fun-to-Make Projects for Happy and Healthy Chickens

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:38:55 +0000

Forthcoming January 16, 2018 By Samantha Johnson (Author) Daniel Johnson (Photographer) Lumina Media – CompanionHouse Books Farmer and author Samantha Johnson takes a practical approach when it comes to building environments for her chickens. “Chickens are generally easy to care for and inexpensive to keep,” she says. “The required infrastructure for a flock of chickens—housing, […]

Korean Urban Farmers, Cultivating Hope

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:53:02 +0000

Must see video. Link here. “As soon as we enlarge our cultivation area and secure a sufficient yield, we hope to create a model for the 6th Industrialization of Urban Agriculture, which includes processing for commercial packaging.” The World on Airang Nov 13, 2017 (Must see video. Mike) Excerpt: Some farmers are now trying to […]

Northern Ireland: Loyalist bonfire site transformed into £285,000 allotment in Belfast

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:23:27 +0000

The Rathfern Activity Area on a former loyalist bonfire site. Picture by Mal McCann The Rathfern Activity Area includes 28 allotments Brendan Hughes Irish News 13 November, 2017 Excerpt: In previous years the site has been used for an annual Eleventh Night bonfire. The pyre in July was moved onto land adjacent to the new […]

Touring an Detroit urban vineyard

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:22:59 +0000

Blake Kownacki introduces the urban vineyard. Detroit Vineyards (, founded in 2014, is a unique urban winery and is the first operating winery in Detroit in more than 60 years. By Emily Pochubay Record Eagle Nov 11, 2017 Excerpt: According to Blake Kownacki, Detroit Vineyard co-founder, winemaker and vineyard manager, Michigan has one of the […]

Australia: Sky-high beekeeping and small-scale farming no problem for inner-city Brisbane

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:58:47 +0000

Hotel Brisbane bees. Five years later, looking after the 150 hives he now has around greater Brisbane and northern New South Wales is a full-time job. By Rachel Clun Brisbane Times November 2011 Excerpt: But for the cafes and corporate companies that now host beehives, Mr Stone said they have found it very rewarding. “They […]

India: Chennai mini urban-rural joint venture

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:58:13 +0000

Their first crop — the red diamonds, a native rice grain called poongar. Till the 1960s Indian farmers had close to a 100,000 varieties of rice Excerpt: The Valam collective is one of several mini urban-rural joint ventures cropping up across TN, which not only encourage organic farming and give city-dwellers a chance to explore […]

Canada: Forget backyard chickens, council shifts focus to food security in London, Ontario

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:45:59 +0000

“A small victory for chickens” says animal welfare group after council rejects proposal to allow backyard laying hens #ldnont About a dozen animal welfare supporters poured into the city’s gallery to voice their disapproval CBC News Nov 15, 2017 Excerpt: Londoners will have to hold off on raising backyard laying hens – and current coop […]

Veterans Start Vet Veggies to Inspire Other Vets

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:45:41 +0000

Vet Veggies harvests 600 heads of lettuce every week using a process called Hydroponics and they do it all inside this single container. Arkansas Matters Nov. 10. 2017 Excerpt: Jerry Martin is a veteran and a farmer, but not just any kind of farmer. Martin said, “I’m a Vietnam Veteran. I went into service in […]

Uganda: How a sack garden can save you

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:45:19 +0000

Farmers learning about a sack garden during the tour organised by KCCA. One of the urban farming technics that caught the attention of farmers at the Harvest Money farm tour at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) in Kyanja, Nakawa division was sack gardening. By Fatumah Nalwanga New Vision 10th November 2017 Excerpt: Where do I […]

1974, San Francisco’s ‘The Farm’ – Part of The History of Urban Agriculture

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:52:13 +0000

Work party at The Farm, c. 1975. Also must see: The Farm (documentary) 47 minutes by Mike Kavanaugh, MaryEllen Churchill, and Kathy Katz In SF, art still thrives and celebrates its history at The Farm By Laura Wenus Mission Local November 9, 2017 (Must see. Mike) Excerpt: Joan Holden, director of the San Francisco Mime […]

Urban Refuge: How Cities Can Help Rebuild Declining Bee Populations

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:51:54 +0000

If everyone in a city of a million people planted even one pollinator-friendly plant,” she says, “there would be a million more foraging opportunities for bees.” By Janet Marinelli Yale Environment 360 November 9, 2017 Excerpt: Few scientists believe that urban habitats are a panacea for bee conservation, although they do support some important populations. […]

Innovations from Cleveland’s urban farms are taking root around the world

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:51:32 +0000

Rid-All Green Partnership, a thriving, three-acre green space. Four of Cleveland’s thriving urban farms that exemplify the movement’s roots in building communities and creating opportunities: Chateau Hough, Green City Growers, Rid-All-Green Partnership, and Ohio City Farm By Billy Hallal Freshwater November 09, 2017 Excerpt: Randy McShepard is well aware of the common misconceptions about urban […]

UA Magazine: “Urban Agroecology”

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:27:58 +0000

November 2017 – UA Magazine issue now online RUAF Foundation The Netherlands Nov 2017 This issue has been a collaborative effort of the RUAF Foundation and the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR), Coventry University, UK. It aims to articulate and document the emerging field of urban agroecology. As you will see from the […]