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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…
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Urban Farming at Hayes Valley Farm…the Ultimate Reclamation

The most interesting thing happens when you talk to people about concrete.  No matter what part of the spectrum they are from, the…

Compost Cab Hauls Away Your Objections

Composting. There’s lots of reasons to do it. And lots of reasons not to. Unless you live in a spacious rural plot or…