urban farming

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…

Entrepreneurs Transform Urban Farming with High-Tech Solutions

Surprisingly, high tech urban farms are popping up around the world in every imaginable space from old warehouses in the Netherlands, to semi…

A Look at Local Food and Urban Farming in Two American Cities

Urban farming may help address inadequate food access by expanding fresh produce options in the inner city, but at the same time it…

Whole Foods to Grow Produce on Roof of New Brooklyn Store

Whole Foods Market will build a greenhouse farm on the roof of its forthcoming store in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Scheduled to open this fall,…

10 Sustainable Business Trends Underway in Detroit (Photo Tour)

Let me share some developments pointing to why I believe Detroit’s transformation is turning the city into an exciting sustainability laboratory.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…