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
July 10th, 2014 | by Mary Gerush
For all you urban farmers out there, here's an infographic about how and when to plant vegetables, plus a few of my own urban farm lessons learned. Enjoy!
May 23rd, 2014 | by Mary Gerush
Turning my backyard into an urban farm meant I had to learn how to get rid of weeds. Before your next weed eradication mission, get these 4 essential tools
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 8th, 2013 | by Mary Gerush
Last year I contributed to a Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie about sustainability: Growing Cities — a film about urban farming in America. Sneak peek!
July 31st, 2013 | by Jo Borrás
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I had no idea what made 'heirloom' seeds special (I just thought they were fancy tomatoes). It turns out, most of the commercially available seeds sold at big box hardware and grocery stores are infertile. They're designed to be infertile so that you - budding farmer that you are - won't be able to breed your own seeds and grow your own farm. That's where heirloom seeds come in!
May 30th, 2013 | by Mary Gerush
Want to grow a bit of fresh food in your backyard, but struggling to iron out the details? A boatload of online tools can guide you, including a newcomer to the web: Sprout It
April 10th, 2013 | by Mary Gerush
On April 1st, Whole Foods Market announced its intent to partner with Gotham Greens to create a commercial-scale rooftop greenhouse on top of its new Brooklyn store — the first such farm of its type to be integrated with a large retail grocer
November 9th, 2012 | by Mary Gerush
Last night, I began a journey to start an urban farm in Dallas. For $200, I signed up for a beginning farmer's course from Cornell University's Northeast Beginning Farmers Program
August 13th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe
Atlanta's Wheat Street Gardens is more than just an ordinary community garden. It's a four acre urban farm