September 12th, 2014 | by Chris DeMorro
Last year, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder finally approved a plan to allow Hantz Woodlands to buy and transform 150 acres of empty or decrepit Detroit lots, and turn them into the world’s largest urban farm. The Detroit urban farming project has since made great progress, and could serve to inspire other cities to do the same
September 3rd, 2014 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
Is all urban farming created equal? Let's look at two interesting takes on the urban farm and how sustainable they really are
May 19th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
A new urban foraging app - RipeNearMe - is aiming to take urban foraging to the next level by letting growers share, swap, or even sell their bounty
April 3rd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Brooklyn Grange is the world's largest rooftop farm, and this time-lapse video condenses their growing season into an awe-inspiring three minutes
January 22nd, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
You know that the rise urban agriculture has meant more local, healthy food in inner cities, but these urban farms are also changing kids' lives
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!)
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!
May 17th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe
I ran across some gorgeous photos and the fascinating history of a community garden in the Bronx and thought that you guys would enjoy them, too!
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
November 21st, 2011 | by Heather Carr
The People's Grocery in Oakland, California provides healthy food for the community
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.
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