urban farming

Timberland Will Create Green Space in Five Cities In the U.S.

Every year for the next five years, the company will pick a city and create green space in its store that is equal…

Austin’s ‘Tiny Village’ For the Homeless Opens Its Doors

Following years of anticipation, the Community First Village opened on April 27. Located in Austin, Texas, the village will house formerly homeless people…

The Garden Project Grows Plants (and People)

From conception, the project employed ex-offenders, who were paid by the city to landscape public-works sites and grow vegetables for the community.

Jet Blue Greens Up JFK Airport with Organic Potato Farm

Call it JFK Airport's farm-to-tray program. With any luck and a whole lot of tender loving care, Jet Blue passengers will be able…

Vertical Farm Takes Food Production to New Heights

In the city of Newark, New Jersey, a company known as Aero Farms has decided to build a new $30 million corporate headquarters…

Irvine, California: Planning (Indoor) Agriculture for the 21st Century

Freelance blogger Jim Pantaleo has fond memories of youth in agricultural Irvine, California, a place which would soon morph into a bedroom community…

6 Factors Changing Where Your Produce is Grown

The Farm-to-table restaurant trend is just one of the factors that will affect where and when your produce is grown.

Method Opens LEED Platinum Factory in Chicago

One year after announcing its plan, Method opened its South Side Soapbox factory last week in the Pullman Park district of Chicago. Cradle-to-Cradle…

Channeling the Beverly Hillbillies in Cupertino

The Urban Homesteader is a project that teaches essential homesteading skills in bite-sized, accessible, entertaining chunks of content. Rather than presume people have…

Study Proposes Massive Urban Agriculture Complex in Los Angeles

The design firm Perkins + Will released a plan that suggests a 660-acre area northeast of downtown Los Angeles is ripe for investments…

New Year’s Day in Portland: 2030

In 2030, Portland's skyscrapers will be transformed into vertical farm habitats, predicts Masdar Blogging Contest runner-up Ozzie Gonzalez.

Fund for Teachers Supports Sustainability One Teacher at a Time

Sustainable "edusystems" support healthy "ecosystems," says Fund for Teachers; grants for summer fellowships keep teachers in classrooms and students engaged.

Green Communities are Empowered Communities: Reflections from SXSW Eco

This year’s SXSW Eco conference may be over, but the conversation is just getting started. This post reflects on how the topic of…

Method’s New Factory to Host World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

Back in March, eco-friendly cleaning supply company Method broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing plant, set to be built on Chicago’s South…

Can Detroit Restart Its Engine?

Detroit is a dichotomy. The city’s innovative spirit that brought us the assembly line and the modern auto industry lives on in wildly…