urban farming

2012

2012 Year End Sustainability Wrap-up

When we look back at 2012 from what we hope will be a sustainable future, what will be the things that stand out…
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Rooftop Fish: The Future of Urban Farming?

Zurich-based group designs a rooftop fish farm that can also grow vegetables - is this the future of local, sustainable, seasonal, and organic…
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World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Coming to Brooklyn

Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood will soon be home to a 100,000 square foot, multi-acre rooftop farm that will produce a million pounds of…
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Chicago Leads the Way in Urban Sustainable Agriculture

The Plant, an old meat packing facility in Chicago is being renovated into an urban farm that can grow fish, herbs and also…
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From Detroit to Doha, Citizens Are Building a Greener Economy

My recent stay in Detroit and current trip to Doha have opened my eyes to how citizens are taking matters into their own…

The 10 Emerging Sustainable Cities to Watch in 2012

Whether they benefit from visionary leaders, flourishing social enterprise, or commitment from community activists, the following 10 cities are well worth a visit…
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Feeding Seven Billion People: The Emerging Farm Tech Revolution

Today, October 31, 2011, the world will have “officially” grown to 7 billion in population. Among those 7 billion, approximately one billion are…
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Video Interview: Oakland Market Feeds Bodies and Souls

Imagine living in a low-income neighborhood, not owning a car, and the closest grocery market that sells fresh fruits and vegetables is 5…
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Nabisco and Triscuit Use Social Media to Promote Urban Gardening & Farming

Triscuit now partners with Urban Farming, an NGO that aims to create food for people in underserved areas by planting farms on unused…
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The “Urban Farming Guys” Seek to Transform Blighted Kansas City Neighborhood

 The Urban Farming Guys are a group of self-proclaimed “revolutionaries” made up of 20 families who decided to move from suburbia to…
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Windowfarms Crowdsources to Turn Urban Food Deserts into Food Desserts

Windowfarms’ founders created a web platform that encourages anyone interested an opportunity to design gardening systems suited for local conditions. The project encourages…
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Vertical Farms Realized: Growing Power Launches 5 Story Expansion

Vertical farms have been theorized about for years in media and by entrepreneurs but until now, nothing big has gotten off the drawing…
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Bonterra Vineyards Partners with Growing Power to Boost Urban Farming

One non-profit that is making a difference for residents through urban farming is Growing Power, a non-profit that has sparked farms in Milwaukee…

Urban Farms Offer Economic Hope in Detroit

Detroit's houses, many of which were stripped of fixtures—unluckier homes just burned down—reveal plenty of open space. And many of those plots are…
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The Urban Farming Movement’s Youngest Recruits, Teen Moms

It isn’t often you see the words teen pregnancy and urban agriculture in the same sentence. Not only are these two words now…