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150 Acre Detroit Urban Farming Project is Coming

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 12th

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

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!

June 15th

Georgia Right to Grow Act

Five Georgia legislators have introduced the “Georgia Right to Grow Act”, intended to protect the right of Georgians to grow food crops and raise chickens and rabbits for home consumption. The law would not allow people to use their backyards for commercial agriculture. Similar bills have been introduced in previous legislative sessions, but didn’t make […]

February 6th

Is Locally Grown Food a Booming Business?

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 21st