“GrowUp Urban Farms is committed to feeding people in cities in a way that is positive for communities and the environment, today and in the future. We produce sustainable fresh fish, salads and herbs in cities using a combination of aquaponic and vertical growing technologies.” To read more about the GrowUp project, visit: “GrowUp.Org.UK“ ...

Urban Organic Gardener Interviewing @SeattleUrbanFarmCo. The Seattle Urban Farm Company has a rich and passionate philosophy which is “we thrive on pioneering new ideas and empowering city dwellers to reap the rewards of local food production. We believe that sustainable urban agriculture can promote healthy diets, environmental stewardship, stronger communities...

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James Brady has a passion about urban farming. They call him a “veggielante and a veggie preacher, but that doesn’t stop his proselytizing.” Brady is on a mission to teach school-aged children the benefits of growing their own produce, especially in small and non-traditional spaces. “Part of your next meal should come from no (more) than 10-15 feet...

Urban Organic Gardener Interviewing Erwin from “@garden.of.oz“ If you’re looking for a new account to follow on Instagram that is loaded with beautiful imagery, interactive “games”, and some amazing homegrown produce you’ll need to look no further than Garden.Of.Oz!  Have you always been growing your own food? If not, what sparked...

Owner of Brook Landscape in Brooklyn, N.Y., knows all about urban gardening and how to design the perfect “small space” edible landscape. “The goal is to fabricate an alternative to the reality,” says Mr. Klausing. When you step into a space, “it should offer a sense of transition and change.” Read all of Mr. Klausing’s urban gardening tips...

Metropolitan Farms has been around since 2015 and contains roughly 10,000 square feet of greenhouses, and aquaculture facilities.  One of the best parts? It’s all taking place in the middle of Chicago! “Kant calls aquaponic farming a “healthier, more secure and environmentally sustainable food system.” Tilapia is a good low-risk species for getting...

“Bronx resident Tony Hillery founded Harlem Grown, turning an abandoned urban space into an “urban farm” using farming skills he learned on the Internet. Harlem Grown inspires youth to live healthy and ambitious lives through hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability and nutrition. On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, Yankees players Masahiro...

Nadim Jubran has returned to his hometown roots in West Knoxville to open a new cafe’ in the Bearden Hill neighborhood.   He wants his diners to experience agrarian culture set in the 1800’s and hopes that the “rustic farmhouse feel” complimented with modern touches will allow just that. “The new look is urban farm,” Jubran said...

Urban Organic Gardener Interviewing Mia from “@miaslittlefarm” What state and grow zone do you live in? I live (and garden!) in Nashville, TN, which is zone 7a. We are blessed with an incredibly long growing season here. It’s not unusual to be able to grow things from March – December. Tell us more about your efforts in Beekeeping! I’ve been...

Fleet Farming strives to reduce the environmental impact of food production through a pedal-powered, hyperlocal urban farming model that creates a culture of health and vibrant ecosystems by: teaching an intergenerational fleet of volunteers how to grow their own food, activating and re-engaging the community through biweekly Swarm Rides, and creating a breathe...

One San Fransisco school will soon be teaching all about urban farming and the influences it can have on a community. The Golden Bridges School has a new campus planned that “will join indoor and outdoor learning spaces and will have several beneficial and environmentally friendly aspects.” In the future it will be labeled as the Nation’s First...

Just outside of Chicago, located in Bedford Park, sits a quiet industrial complex & “you might not immediately register that you’re standing in the second coming of the locavore movement.” Inside you’ll find herbs, greens, broccoli, and kale along with massive stacked racks which house hydroponic systems. This urban farm operates nearly...

Inside an old 5,000-square-foot building at 745 Aurora Ave. the city of Aurora gifted to Triple Threat Mentoring a new kind of community garden for its urban farm mission to attack poverty by teaching kids about healthy eating. This year-round indoor hydroponic operation has been made possible through a $550,000 grant. “Since it was first announced late last...

If you have a sunny spot in your garden, patio or balcony you can literally grow up to 100 lbs. of potatoes this summer.  One charity is hoping you want to join in on the movement and donate the spuds to your local food pantry or soup kitchen. “Soldiers Helping Soldiers has launched the Grow Potatoes program, which aims to feed Ottawa’s hungry right from...

Join the club that delivers you garden seeds at just the right time of the year to plant them – hand selected based on your garden specs. Start by telling us a little bit about your garden, preferences, and location. Then, each month we’ll send you a curated collection of heritage garden seeds. Want to learn more or are you ready to sign-up? Visit: https://urbanorganicgardener.cratejoy.com/ ...

Growing your own vegetables and herbs is very rewarding. Even if you’re new to gardening and live in an apartment or tiny space, you are still able try out your green thumb! “You can still create a green oasis.” Jeff Gilbert, a gardener and marketer for Green City Growers, helps people learn how to grow a garden in a small space, even if they only...

“PORTLAND, Maine — At the corner of Cumberland and Forest avenues five stories up, epic views of Back Cove and the White Mountains unfold before you on a clear day. It could be the perfect platform for cocktail parties, but from this perch, above the city bustle, champagne isn’t quaffed over gossip. Conversations on the roof of 409 Cumberland focus more...

“For close to 110 years the city of Dallas has owned a patch of land between Deep Ellum and the Dallas Farmers Market that has withstood numerous uses. According to the city, coal was kept there in the early 1900s; cars have been washed and repaired and gassed on the site; and, of late, trash bins have been stored behind chain link and razor wire. In a part...

Last October, two brothers launched an organic heirloom produce business and this year they have their eyes set on some bigger goals. Not only will they supply produce to local restaurants through bicycle delivery but they want to provide jobs to individuals with learning disabilities. “In February, the garden relocated from their small downtown space beneath...