Browsing the "urban agriculture" Tag

Urban Farming in Mexico City

December 10th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

We love a good example of urban farming around here! Urban farms are such a wonderful way to transform unused or blighted spaces in big cities into lush, food-producing patches of land (or rooftop, or wall!)


Real Food in the Mainstream: Will Allen on the Colbert Report

June 15th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Urban farming advocates like Will Allen and the nonprofit he works with called Growing Power are looking to change that by building farms in cities that grow lots of food in sometimes not a lot of space. Allen wrote a book on his urban farming efforts: The Good Food Revolution, and on Tuesday night he talked to Stephen Colbert about urban farming, food deserts, and kohlrabi. Check it out!


Georgia Right to Grow Act

February 6th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

Five Georgia legislators have introduced the “Georgia Right to Grow Act”, intended to protect the right of Georgians to grow [&hellip


Is Locally Grown Food a Booming Business?

November 21st, 2011 | by Patricia Larenas

The total dollars for local food sales are much bigger than expected- a whopping $4.8 billion in 2008, and almost double that number is predicted for 2010 according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report. And even though the percentage of local food sales are small when compared to total food sales nationally, they are significant for their impact at the local level.


Heirloom Bean Project Wrap-Up

November 14th, 2011 | by Patricia Larenas

Now that fall is here the results of my summer heirloom bean project are in: a total yield of almost four pounds of beautiful dry beans of several types. In all I grew seven runner beans and five varieties of "common" beans in my suburban garden. Why the excitement? I think it's fantastic to be able to grow a healthy, delicious, protein source in my own back and front yards. Besides that, I love the versatility of bean dishes, and the varieties are endless if you search beyond the grocery store. You can grow your own and enjoy cooking them all winter


World Population Day: Sustainable Agriculture for a Planet of 7 Billion

July 11th, 2011 | by Danielle Nierenberg

As the global population increases, so does the number of mouths to feed. The good news is that in addition to providing food, innovations in sustainable agriculture can provide a solution to many of the challenges that a growing population presents. Agriculture is emerging as a solution to mitigating climate change, reducing public health problems and costs, making cities more livable, and creating jobs in a stagnant global economy



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