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“If you haven’t already seen this inspirational and entertaining Ted Talk by Ron Finley, then do yourself a favour and watch it — truly an inspiring talk and man.” “With the help of a dedicated team and executive producer John Legend, Finley has put together a documentary that helps to spread the word of Gangsta Gardening. Can You Dig This explores...

Close-up of agriculture red tractor cultivating field over blue sky Due to a concoction of irresponsible, shortsighted and cheap practices, conventional agriculture is extremely environmentally damaging and unsustainable. These practices are numerous and all contribute to agricultures unsustainability in different ways. They will be explored in the following paragraphs....

“Irrespective of whether you are gardening in patio containers or have backyard hydroponics, UOG’s seed packs are the way to go, because the UOG team creates your tailor-made parcel each month, taking into consideration your geographical location, prevailing weather, growing season and your growing preferences.  How do they know what’s best?  Well, I...

“Through the construction of urban gardens on abandoned city lots, Buckets of Rain diminishes urban blight, rekindles hope in struggling neighborhoods, brings fresh vegetables into the neighborhoods, and feeds the homeless through partners like the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries and others.   We have re-purposed 30 blighted lots into food production...

“The 58-year-old owner of Half Price Books is throwing a Lake Highlands neighborhood party Thursday for the public reveal of Rooster Home & Hardware, an eco-friendly hardware store that specializes in urban farming, beekeeping, live chickens and supplies, and local products.” “Everyone, including my husband, thinks I’m crazy...

Bean Head Farm takes underutilized land & grows fresh produce for food banks & shelters. Learn more about Bean Head Farm, here: “BeanHeadFarm“ ...

“Eight miles from downtown, amid the warehouses and factories and railroad tracks of Bell, Corinne McAndrews plots out two rows of Purple Queen garlic. “I want to be part of a new way of thinking about urban agriculture,” she says of GrowGood, the farm she manages here. This isn’t a communal plot; it isn’t really a commercial one, either. GrowGood...

In Detroit, a three-story vacant building will now be a home to a community resource center adjacent to an urban garden which provides fresh, locally grown produce to about 2,000 homes in the area. “The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative bought the building several years ago at auction. The restored building and cafe are expected to be unveiled in May. The...

Grow food ALL-YEAR-ROUND with the NEW Urban Organic Gardener’s Monthly Seed Club! December is a great time to plant frost-hardy crops such as beets, cabbage, green onions, parsnips, cauliflower, celery, collards, leaf lettuce, mustard, radishes, swiss chard, spinach & MORE! Receive a custom curated collection unique of garden seeds specific to your GROW...

In Tokyo you can find a 9 story office building which boasts an urban farm built into it, right in the middle of the city’s modern and crowded streets. “The headquarters of the Pasona Group, one of the country’s largest staffing and talent agencies, literally blooms, a garden in the sky that provides Tokyo with a striking display of foliage. More...

In 2003, Rosa found an 1,800-meter dumpsite that was inhabited by homeless beggars…she “decided to look for the owner of this site, who gave it to her under a commodatum (gratuitous loan). Then, she moved into the dumpsite, setting up a provisional camp, and started working with her two sons on cleaning the waste that had been piling up during the...

In Gary, “Nearly two dozen students at the high school are taking the Entrepreneurship and Personal Finance class, which oversees the farm. A couple of years ago, teens wrote a business plan to operate it and are continuing to expand it. They are responsible for feeding and caring for the animals, harvesting the chicken eggs and learning the basics of farming.” While...

  There’s a lovely garden being operated in DC where neighbors are coming together to learn how to cook with fresh produce, grown right in their own neighborhood.  This particular urban garden, which was started just three years ago, began with a dream of providing low-cost produce to people living in area’s without access to a grocery store. “They...

Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne have been farming their yard in Los Angeles for over a decade. In addition to a mini orchard and extensive veggie garden, they have all the instruments of an urban homestead: chickens, bees, rainwater capture, DIY greywater, solar fruit preserver, humanure toilet, rocket stove, adobe oven. But they don’t like to talk about sustainability...

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.” Original post can be found at, “Ted.com“ ...

“David and Henrie Whitcomb’s vertical garden redeemed a chunk of unusable space on their 2,500-square-foot wraparound terrace in New York’s Greenwich Village. The green wall must be replanted each spring, ‘based on what plants will survive there, and what plants will hold the soil,’ said Emma Decaires, the Whitcombs’ horticulturalist....

One of the state’s LARGEST urban farms is being dreamed up right in the center of the city’s biggest food deserts.  “When Jonathan Lawler decided to turn his Greenfield farm into a mission to feed the hungry last spring, he had no idea how he would touch the lives of people living on the north side of Indianapolis.” “Today,...

“This community garden offers a shared plot for farming as well as a space for family and freinds – but only recently was it an overgrown empyt garbage lot. “ ...

“We are running out of space for farmland and a third of all food that is produced is wasted. Ken Dunn has been called the greenest man in Chicago and he’s on a crusade to turn our food waste into productive farmland–right in the middle of the city!” ...

Grow food ALL-YEAR-ROUND with the the NEW Urban Organic Gardener’s Monthly Seed Club! December is a great time to plant frost-hardy crops such as beets, cabbage, green onions, parsnips, cauliflower, celery, collards, leaf lettuce, mustard, radishes, swiss chard, spinach & MORE! Receive a custom curated collection unique of garden seeds specific to your...