Filmmaker Dan Sussman comes by his interest in urban agriculture honestly; find out how this Nebraskan found his passion for growing food
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Just Food in New York City is doing what its name suggests: working to make the food system more just. It does this, first, by making community supported agriculture (CSAs), farmers’ markets, and gardens, more accessible and affordable in the city. Second, it helps small farmers survive, and even thrive, in the process.
Could urban agriculture provide a viable economic alternative for kids in poor neighborhoods? St. Louis’ The Sweet Potato Project will find out this Summer.
Planting apple trees as a political statement? That’s the idea behind the Boston Tree Party, which is about to kick off another season of planting and growing fruit trees as an act of community empowerment.
A sustainable food chain will need to be a mishmash of different types of farming from regional farming to individuals tending small community garden plots. Rooftop and community gardens cut the “food miles” of the produce for urban residents.
As we noted in our series on urban agriculture in the United States, many in struggling cities see small scale food production on city lots as a way to provide both economic and social benefits to communities desperately in need of both. Over at SUNfiltered, though, I’ve taken a look at a couple of cases […]
Editor’s note: This is the final post in our series on urban farming success stories in the United States. While my previous post in this series may give the impression that the Midwest dominates the urban agriculture scene, I don’t know that for a fact… and do know that coastal cities such as San Francisco […]
Editor’s note: This is the third post in our series on the success of urban agriculture across the United States. Like Chicago and Omaha, Kansas City has a historical association with the meat industry… and, yes, you can definitely still get a good steak there. But during growing season, there’s also a lot of fresh, […]
Editor’s note: This post is the first in our series on urban agriculture success stories. Under 50 years old? Than it’s probably difficult not to associate the phrase “urban decay” with Detroit, Michigan… as long as I can remember, this once thriving manufacturing hub has been the symbol of how bad it can get when […]
Can small scale, urban farming feed the world… or even provide a significant portion of the food needed for local residents? I don’t know… I do know you’ll find different perspectives on that question right here on the pages of sustainablog. Regardless, urban agriculture does create a number of benefits, particularly in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods: […]
Spring is coming. In the Midwest, as in the other currently cold areas of the United States, that makes a difference. As I think about expanding my own, as of yet, modest urban food and plant growing efforts, it’s a massive inspiration to review the work of the Dervaes family in Pasadena, Calif. The family […]