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A farming community may seem like the epitome of sustainability… but only if overall design fully takes people & planet into account.
Even the best projects, with the most talented team and the most well-intentioned backers, can effectively do only as much or as little as the amount of attention they’re able to attract, and sometimes, such as in this instance, that might mean finding…
Bringing food back to Denver neighborhoods marked by the EPA as hazardous waste areas. In just two years, The GrowHaus, a 20,000-square-foot Denver greenhouse and education space, has become a veritable food oasis.
As we’ve noted numerous times before, gardening creates benefits well beyond fresh, hyperlocal food. It can provide fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods with limited access to them. It can offer opportunities for physical activity to people who aren’t interested in jogging. And, of course, it can serve as an educational activity. So, when I come […]
Think Cleveland’s a less-than-ideal location for growing food? Think again – yet another agricultural start-up has launched in the Forest City.
Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, founders of new organization The Food Tank, share their ideas for improving the global food system in 2013 and beyond.
Turn blighted houses into year-round growing spaces? That’s the idea behind the biocellar concept, and the first one of these innovative structures is being planned for Cleveland, Ohio’s Hough neighborhood.
In Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood, resident and author Mansfield Frazier is working to rebuild the community through an urban vineyard.
Could urban agriculture provide a viable economic alternative for kids in poor neighborhoods? St. Louis’ The Sweet Potato Project will find out this Summer.
Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette saw that, despite the growth of urban agriculture around the United States, there wasn’t much going on in their home town of Omaha, Nebraska on this front… so they decided to strike out on a road trip to see what was happening in other cities. Growing Cities, a feature-length documentary, is the result of that road trip.
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 […]