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Irvine, California's "Great Park" Delivers on the Potential of Municipal Urban Agriculture

February 3, 2015 by Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture

Parks and Urban Agriculture

The “First Great Metropolitan Park of the 21st Century,” the City of Irvine’s 1,300-acre “Great Park,” is living up to its goals. The park’s focus on promoting a relationship between residents, food systems, and green space provides an example of how far a city can go to foster sustainable agriculture.[read more]

Seedstock's Top Ten Stories of 2014

December 27, 2014 by Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture

Year in Review

It’s been a great year here at Seedstock, with an increased focus on urban policy and continued coverage of indoor agriculture technology and sustainable farming practices. We’ve delighted in telling the stories of the people who are making a difference in the new food economy.[read more]

Land Trust Secures Vacant Lots for Urban Agriculture, Recreation in LA's Underserved Neighborhoods

December 23, 2014 by Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture

LA and Urban Farming

Founded in 2002, the LA Neighborhood Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that identifies underutilized space in a 475-square miles area in and around Los Angeles, and transforms it into green space for urban agriculture and community recreation projects.[read more]

Urban Agriculture: What's Really Making a Mark?

December 9, 2014 by Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture

Urban Farming Successes

It’s easy to label urban farming as the solution to serious societal problems like food deserts, economic development, and obesity. But not all urban farming is alike. Some methods are bound to be more successful, profitable, and impactful than others.[read more]

How Google Earth is Helping Create an Urban Agriculture Inventory in Rome

December 4, 2014 by This Big City

Google Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture has been credited for numerous positive effects in cities, such as access to fresh food, agro-biodiversity and as a contributor to improved social and cultural relationships. Like many other regions, urban agricultural activities are spreading in the city of Rome.[read more]

New Urban Agriculture Regulations Sprouting in Los Angeles, California

November 28, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Urban Agriculture in LA

 

It appears that urban agriculture is in full swing in Los Angeles, California. In particular, there are several highly innovative pieces of legislation regarding urban agriculture that have recently come onto the political horizon, and could greatly affect this burgeoning field.[read more]

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An Area the Size of the European Union is Used for Urban Agriculture

November 26, 2014 by David Thorpe

... but more is needed to feed the world.

A new study has found that an area greater than the size of the European Union is being used already around and within cities worldwide to grow food. Nevertheless with one third of the area of cities needing to be set aside for growing food more needs to be done to protect and encourage this.[read more]

Non-Diversified Economic Markets in Detroit, Michigan: Autos and Now Agriculture

November 19, 2014 by Global Site Plans - The Grid

Detroit Markets

Detroit, Michigan’s urban agriculture has been enjoying stunning popularity for several years. From a city in exponential decline since the national financial crisis of the end of the last decade, the city’s citizens are eager to promote a new paradigm that could help save the city from bankruptcy.[read more]

How to Create a Space for Urban Agriculture [VIDEO]

November 11, 2014 by Future Cape Town

Urban Agriculture Space

Sheryl Ozinsky makes an impassioned plea for urban agriculture. She explains that the time is right for urban agriculture as a revolution of health and nutrition is unfolding. This revolution is a response to rising obesity levels and a proliferation of unhealthy food on the market today.[read more]

DC Urban Agriculture Bill Could Encourage Farming With Tax Breaks

October 16, 2014 by Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture

DC Legislation and Urban Agriculture

The urban farming movement finally appears to be coming of age in the nation’s capital. No longer just a novel idea, it’s now on the cusp of receiving institutional support from DC’s city leaders–that is if its backers can get votes to line up in their favor.[read more]

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How Cities Will Feed Their Citizens in the Future

September 18, 2014 by David Thorpe

Fresh and local – grown in a warehouse

For the last week I have been posting articles describing highlights from the Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture conference held at Nottingham University last week. In this article I will draw together all the threads and try to present a picture of how I now see that cities will feed themselves in the future.[read more]

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Cityfood: Encouraging Urban Agriculture and Forestry in Developing Countries

September 16, 2014 by David Thorpe

Support for urban growing programmes

"You can't separate the sustainability of the city from its hinterlands," says Henk de Zeeuw. He works for the RUAF Foundation http://www.ruaf.org/, a global network in the field of (intra- and peri-) Urban Agriculture and City Region Food Strategies, and Cityfood, an initiative to support cities that want to start urban growing and local food programs.[read more]