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Hydroponic Gardening Made Easy: Sustainable Microfarms' Automated Controller System

October 5, 2013 by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Urban Farming

Now that I’ve been schooled in the sustainability of hydroponic food production, I’ve become fascinated by the method, and try to keep on top of it. It’s not easy for this English major: an awful lot of the discussion around these techniques seem to require graduate work in chemistry.[read more]

Los Angeles Finally Allows Parkway Farming

August 15, 2013 by The Dirt ASLA

Parkway Farming

During the past month, debate over the legality of planting vegetables in public, residential parkways was raging once again in LA. The Los Angeles Times reported on the battle, which demanded two urban farmers uproot their plants, threatening the gardeners with citations.[read more]

Urban Sustainability: Oakland Potential for Food Independence

July 16, 2013 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Oakland Food Potential

Food access and policy is essential to an urban environment, and like other components of city life, is often hijacked by corporate control, these monopolies supply more fuel and farm feed than actual feeding of the hungry.[read more]

Community Bounces Back with Urban Farming

June 11, 2013 by The Dirt ASLA

Vietnamese farmers

New Orleans' Vietnamese community of fishermen was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina and then the Deepwater Horizon debacle but found ways to come together and come back with sustainable urban farming.[read more]

Top Five US Cities for Urban Farming and Homesteading

May 29, 2013 by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

urban homesteading

Where do urban homesteaders live? Where are they gathering? Using the Gallup Wellbeing Index as a jumping off point, here are the top five cities for happy homesteading.[read more]


Urbanism Speakeasy | Urban Farming and Local Groceries

May 21, 2013 by Andy Boenau

Josh O'Conner is a Senior Editor for the Urban Times an online magazine. He's a planner by trade and an advocate for community-oriented urbanism. When he's off the clock, Josh STILL likes urban planning. But he also fills his time with small-scale agriculture, ecology, and sociology. He does all that with his wife and daughters in...[read more]

Being a Citizen Naturalist

April 27, 2013 by Jillian Glover

guerrilla garden

In every bio-region one of the most urgent tasks is to rebuild the community of naturalists, so radically depleted in recent years, as young people have spent less time in nature.[read more]

Addressing Food Security in Urban Settings: Twin Cities, Minnesota

April 23, 2013 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

urban farming

With the continuing onset of urbanization, urban poverty continues to grow and so does the importance of food security. The subsequent response to this has been the emergence of community gardening and locally produced foods.[read more]

Corner Farm: Growing Vegetables and Community

April 17, 2013 by Metropolitan Planning Council

urban farming and community

What started as an effort to bring public art and more green space to the community is now a thriving vegetable farm run by volunteers who donate all of their harvest, about 10-15 lbs per week, to local families in need.[read more]

Pacific Island Trials Aquaponics for Food Supply. Will Cities be Next?

April 16, 2013 by This Big City



Such systems, if properly managed, can produce very high yields relative to conventional farming – especially precious when land is limited. They must have a role in local production within cities, too.[read more]

Urban Agriculture in Caracas

April 10, 2013 by Polis Inclusive

urban agriculture

San Agustín, a parish in Caracas is known for open plots of land where the hillside is too steep for habitation. A group of activists has started building garden plots to help reduce the burden of an extremely high cost of living.[read more]

Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 27, 2013 by This Big City

urban farming

Design Trust put together a metrics framework that measured the associated activities of urban agriculture with the known benefits derived from various studies to convince city officials of urban farming's positive impacts.[read more]