The Business of Urban Farming

coop.jpgIt’s not news that consumers are interested in fresh, healthy food. But a new spate of companies are making easier and more fun for people to be able to have that need met. As reported on Springwise, there are easy ways to move beyond a simple vegetble garden and raise your own chickens, and even make wine and cheese (the cheese comes from a “leased” cow. Additionally, there are companies specializing in the home delivery of fresh organic produce for those not inclined to grow it themselves. Exciting stuff, exciting opportunities. (via Sustainablog)

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.