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Baltimore's Recreation and Parks Department Boosts Urban Farming With City Farms

Baltimore City Farmsing

Urban gardening is a long-time tradition in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, according to the new City Farms Coordinator Harold McCray. “Its original purpose was in response to urban hunger and malnutrition—that was its root,” McCray says.[read more]

Raleigh's First Urban Farm Built with Volunteers and Elbow Grease

Raleigh Urban Farming

Raleigh City Farms, in Raleigh, North Carolina, was founded for a simple reason – the city didn’t have any urban farms. In 2010, after the founders settled on a vision of what Raleigh City Farms would become, and the farm received its 501(c)3 status, and they began looking for land.[read more]

Revisiting the Urban Farm

June 29, 2014 by Brandon Donnelly

Urban Farming

You might remember that last month the team at TAS planted 100 EarthBoxes on the roof of our office building to grow everything from beets to hot peppers. Well it has now been over a month, so I thought it would be interesting to show you the progress that has been made.[read more]

Growing Cities: Can Urban Farming Spread Across the USA?

June 23, 2014 by This Big City

Urban Farming and Growth

“Eight percent of people in the United States now live in cities. They have to be fed.” So begins the trailer for Growing Cities (included in this post) and the film itself stays true to the simple but important idea exploring how urban populations can be fed locally.[read more]

City Councilor Advances Urban Farming Agenda in Colorado Springs

City Support for Urban Farming

When Colorado Springs passed an ordinance allowing residents to own small dairy goats within city limits, City Councilor Jill Gaebler knew it was an important step toward a more sustainable food system in the city. Gaebler believes it helped put urban agriculture on the agenda of the city.[read more]

Growing Food in the Urban Environment

May 24, 2014 by Brandon Donnelly

Urban Food Production

Today at the office we took a time out during lunch to plant vegetables on the rooftop of our building. Using 100 EarthBoxes, we planted everything from lettuce to hot peppers. It was a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to fresh salads throughout the summer.[read more]

Growing Food and Farmers in Manhattan

Manhattan Farming

The Battery Urban Farm is a magnet for New York residents and visitors alike, building awareness of urban agriculture in a place restricted by real estate costs and land availability. Battery Urban Farm is a chance for the nation’s most popular metropolis to reconnect with nature.[read more]

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]