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In a 40-foot-long container they’re growing about 1,000 heads of lettuce in a single week! “Eating fresh produce is a different experience most people on Long Island don’t get to experience.” Vegetables are grown using LED lighting in a controlled climate with no GMO or pesticides used. About 80 percent less water is used in these spaces since...

“This documentary showcases the people behind the urban farms that have been mushrooming amidst the glass and steel towers of Singapore’s central district. The film follows the trials and tribulations of Comcrop’s Allan Lim and his vertical faming venture, as well as the challenges and triumphs of social entrepreneur Bjorn Low and his bespoke farm-to-table...

“Urban homesteaders Chanowk and Judith Yisrael, along with their nine children, have converted their yard and a neighboring lot into a half-acre farm consisting of a chicken coop, a small orchard producing everything from plums to goji berries, and gardens bursting with crops like Ethiopian kale, Swiss chard and collard greens. They’ve also taught themselves...

“In this episode, you will get a tour of the front yard and back yard of this residential tract home lot. You will discover what is growing and John will share his tips and tricks along the way. You will learn how you can improve how you are growing in raised beds to grow more food in less space. You will also discover the secret to composting in a 3 bin pallet...

Photo by Nathalie Priem Photography – Discover traditional landscape design inspiration 10. Lush backyard getaway. This leafy retreat in the Pimlico neighborhood of London feels hidden, thanks to a slatted screen at the back of the garden and mature trees, vines and shrubbery on either side. Bamboo, grown in brick planters toward the back, offers a quick-growing...

A video survey of urban agriculture and community gardening in Atlanta. This story was featured on “This is Atlanta with Alicia Steele,” a Telly Award-winning and Emmy-nominated magazine show on PBA, Atlanta’s PBS Station. View more from “This is Atlanta” at http://www.pba.org/atlanta. ...

“The garden was beautiful,” Finley said teary eyed, “and then someone complained.”  The city threatened him to remove the garden and put out a warrant for his arrest. The LA Times picked up the story, which prompted a petition, which prompted the city to change its zoning laws. The garden grew and thrived. In 2011, the owner of the property on which...

Alleycat Acres reconnects people, place, and produce by transforming underutilized urban spaces into neighborhood-run farms. ...

“If we want to help make urban farms viable we must discourage lawns, mandate composting, bring back home-ec, and treat farmland like it’s valuable—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.” What we could be doing is: -Invest in Training Urban Farmers -Bring Back Ag Education and “Home Economics” -Make Land Available to Farmers -Invest in...

Bees are losing their habitats in rural areas and moving to cities and urban areas. “Industrial agriculture has promoted the development of monocultures, a practice where farmers plant one crop over a large area.” “That’s not particularly welcoming for wild bees—especially the many species that are specialist. The squash bee, for example,...

The “Nursery Fields Forever”, a part farm and part school offers three approaches to learning: learning from nature, learning from technique, and learning from practice. “We think that kids should enjoy nature,” said Edoardo Capuzzo Dolcetta to Fast Company. “So we designed this strange school: No classrooms, but open spaces where vegetables grow inside...

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“Now, at 14 years old, Katie has established Katie’s Krops. Not only does she provide fresh garden vegetables to the hungry in her community, she teaches other kids around the country how to do the same. Katie’s Krops has raised over $200,000 to help kids ages 9-16 grow vegetable gardens for the hungry in their communities.” View the full article...

“Urban living does not always allow space or conditions for gardening. But more and more people are finding ways to use limited resources to grow vegetables and even raise chickens. Follow some urban gardeners in Washington, D.C., and meet a garden designer who helps them make the best with what’s available.” ...

“Inside a windowless warehouse once used for paintball, with planes heading to nearby Newark airport overhead, an industrial park in New Jersey seems an unlikely place to find fresh locally grown produce.” LED lights have replaced the natural sunlight and cloth has replaced the soil.  The entire operation is in a fully controlled environment. “This...

Did you know that each year millions of dollars are donated by the USDA to farmers in rural areas? Now the government is offering assistance to people who want to try urban farming as well. Money is now being sent to farmers who wish to grow on rooftops, inside greenhouses and even in shipping containers and warehouses. “USDA Microloans, a program that offers...

Begin the New Year right by signing up for UOG’s Monthly Seed and Garden Club. Our Garden Guru’s will hand select popular heirloom, GMO-FREE varieties for you to start each month, customized to your location and grow zone! During sign-up, just let us know whether you prefer to grow indoors, outdoors, in partial shade or in the sun. Do you grow hydroponically?...

“When Meredith Thomas traded lawn for something her family could eat, she relied on scavenged materials to build her ever-producing vegetable beds. Putting discarded materials back into use, she builds trellises, beds, and even a hugelkultur with a keyhole concept addition. She doesn’t buy fertilizer. To nourish her plants, she simply tucks in plant...