“Freight Farms started in 2010 with the goal of bringing viable, space-efficient farming techniques to all climates and skill levels year-round. It recently expanded to Arizona. The cars are not cheap. Each container — the kind commonly seen on trains, trucks or ships — costs $85,000, not including shipping. Freight Farms calculates annual profit...

“The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) announced today that it would be transforming a blighted home into a 16,000 gallon water cistern. The home was torn down to reveal the foundation, which will be used to capture rain water. According to a press release, “it will prevent water run-off into Detroit’s sewer system, reduce the reliance on the...

“Meet Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey, a local hero for the struggling honeybees across the USA. Bee populations have been on the decline for decades due to pesticides, loss of habitat, and climate change. Hilary is working to raise San Diego’s bee population and spread awareness among her community. She rescues bees, teaches about them, photographs,...

“The College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs is embarking on a project to demonstrate one of UTA’s Strategic Plan 2020 themes — Sustainable Urban Communities. The Urban Farming Project consists of three components: Urban Farm, Farm-to-Table Café and Urban Farming Certificate. The project was a result of gathering input from students, architecture...

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“They’ve been, in my view, over-taxed as long as they’ve been farming,” Hucker said. “They are not taxed as a farm, which they are. They’re taxed as a single-family home. They’re not eligible for the agricultural tax credit because of an arbitrary rule of state law that says farms have to be over five acres.” The bill applies to properties ranging...

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“Urban agriculture – the cultivation of crops and animals in an urban environment – is known to increase access to healthy food. It is particularly important for poorer people in cities where food is mainly accessed through cash purchases. Healthy fresh fruit and vegetables are more expensive per kilogramme than many of the processed foods. But...

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“The New York City urban farm has moved from a scene to a movement. Foodies, growers, chefs, non-profits and artists converge to get ever more creative in how to utilize space in the city for growing fruits and vegetables. Swale by artist Mary Mattingly has taken to putting a farm out on the water. Chicago’s O’Hare airport has installed an aeroponic,...

“the problem with local food right now is that it is very expensive. We would like to see local food affordable because it is part of the access issue. A lot of people talk about food deserts and I totally agree not having not having a grocery store makes a big difference, but when tomatoes are three dollars a pound or four dollars a pound or cucumbers are a dollar...

A developer is planning a project in north Lincoln that would combine urban housing and working farms, merge small cottages with traditional single-family homes, maintain a wetland area and encourage composting. …”about two-thirds of the development will be green space and could potentially be used for community gardens, fruit trees and large animals,...

“It’s like a food system in a box — in one space, in one community,” said Christopher Bradshaw, executive director of Dreaming Out Loud. The D.C. food justice nonprofit is partnering with the city and a half-dozen other organizations to run the farm in a way that generates revenue while also meeting the community’s unique needs. “I don’t...

“The more we can grow healthy food close by, and reduce the food miles, the greenhouse gas footprint of bringing food from all over and the more we can create an opportunity for local students in an urban environment like Silver Spring to come right here and see where their food comes from,” said Councilman Hucker. “There are safeguards in place that prevent...

“Hydroponics farms are hot in Chicago, with new farms sprouting up all over the city. But finding experienced hydroponics workers can be tough, so a local chef decided it was time for Chicago to grow its own. His program in a Northwest Side high school offers students the chance to get their hands dirty – and wet – growing greens in a working hydroponics...

“As well as providing exercise and boosting energy levels, gardening has a whole range of benefits for you to make the most of no matter what your age! Whether you have your own garden, flat, communal garden or an allotment, get outdoors and enjoy nature and start reaping all the benefits for your physical and mental health, which is especially beneficial for...

Marco Clausen, co-founder of the Prinzessinnengarten in Berlin, speaks about “new forms of urban life” and the uncertain future of the urban agriculture project. “We focus not just on maintaining the garden here but on the overall question: How do we deal with public space in Berlin?” From the upcoming documentary, “Promises of Urban...

“Gro Huntington is a healing urban farm located in a residential neighborhood in Huntington with a volunteer program centered around serving individuals in addiction recovery in the area. By working on the farm, individuals learn job skills and coping mechanisms to give them a better chance at a successful recovery, Harrison said.” “Through gardening,...

“People in New Town said they just don’t have many resources for healthy living. That’s why, a  community garden through Urban Geoponics is hoping to change that by providing healthy food that are affordable. The garden is located at the Urban Farm at 3rd and Pearce streets in New Town. “We have lemon trees, cocktail, broccoli, cauliflower trees…”...

“If you’ve lived or worked in Washington D.C. over the last decade, the scale and pace of gentrification there has been impossible to miss. Over the last decade, the city has experienced a rapidly increasing demand for, and cost of, housing, similar to that in other knowledge hubs and “superstar cities” like New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and...