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“A bumper crop of city farms, rooftop gardens, and futuristic urban greenhouses here and abroad is changing what it means to eat local.” “That’s our mockingbird,” says willowy Annie Novak, immaculate and breezy in ankle-length linen and high-heeled strappy sandals. She points at a bird in a beleaguered tree outside the industrial building in Greenpoint,...

“Food flats and vertical farming as an alternative to our inefficient food system: in order to do vertical farming in a sustainable way, we must integrate the food production into the urban infrastructure for a significant part. At present, our food system is inefficiently organized: our food travels many kilometers, uses a lot of water, is wasted and pollutes...

“Everything we create, everything we build, and everything we send out into the world has an impact on people and the planet. We take that responsibility seriously. We operate ethically and strive constantly to increase our operational standards to deliver high quality food.” Learn more about Aerofarms and their project by visiting: “AeroFarms.com“ ...

Tucked away around the north side of his Ocean Park home, Conrad Clark has a very productive garden. Cilantro, parsley, kale, arugula, lettuce and spinach plants produce enough vegetables for fresh soups and salads every week from the four-by-ten-foot raised bed. A nearby Tsasuma tree is heavy with fruit. It’s an impressive set-up for a 13-month-old amateur, who...

“For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say. Possibly as a result of these healthy behaviors, gardeners in the small study also tended to gain less weight around their waists compared to their counterparts on a waiting...

“There are no fresh food markets or commercial grocery stores in the Third Ward, making it one of the many neighborhoods in Houston and the United States classified as a food desert. When neighborhoods, usually low-income and ethnic ones, lack access to affordable, nutritious and fresh foods, they fall under that classification. To alleviate the severe lack...

“In the past two decades, China has experienced several food scandals. Between 2001 and 2006, toxic mushrooms killed 148 people and poisoned over 500 others in Yunnan. In 2010, Hunan police shut down a large operation that produced “green beans” from dyed soybeans. As a result, a growing number of Chinese residents are turning to organic produce,...

“The planet is growing more food than ever, and yet millions of people continue to starve worldwide. People are hungry everywhere — in the country, in the suburbs. But increasingly, one of the front lines in the war against hunger is in cities. As urban populations grow, more people find themselves in food deserts, areas with “[l]imited access to supermarkets,...

“French gourmets were celebrating Friday after a wild truffle was discovered for what experts said was the first time ever in Paris. It’s not exactly the sort of thing you expect to find nestled on a rooftop in the centre of the bustling French capital. In fact, experts believe it to be the first discovery of its kind in Paris. The discovery in a hotel...

“Designed by Danish firm Husum & Lindholm Architects, Growmore structures can be assembled using six plywood components. The system is designed for people living in cities to utilise unused urban space for local food production. The components include planting and shelving units, which are connected by pivotal joints. This enables users to move and rotate...

“Today I lifted my giant onions which have been growing for almost a year. They have been grown hydroponically in an RTA air-pot dripper system. There are a couple of things which I could have changed which could have altered the end result.” “Down on the allotment in the polytunnel I lifted my giant pot leeks for exhibition/show. This show...

image via: @AmaniAbraham, Twitter “Vegetables and flowers are not something you’d expect to see growing anywhere in Northeast Ohio right now – let alone inside an old tire plant in Akron. But that’s exactly what an Akron-based agricultural company is doing. Jacob Craine, Vincent Peterson and Mark Preston are the founders of Vigeo Gardens, which sits...

“In a story that’s become well-known, the college turned its football field into a 2-acre organic farm in 2010. Still demarcated by the goalposts, the farm donates some produce, as well as selling to restaurants and grocery stores.” via “DallasNews.com” “When Michael Sorrell took over as president of Paul Quinn College in 2007,...

With “everything from Alice Waters to Cesar Chavez,” to learn about local agricultural history, a new Oakland exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California that explores the rich topic of local farming is “only going to be a tasting menu,” says Sarah Seiter, the museum’s associate curator of natural sciences. That means Take Root: Oakland Grows Food ,...

“Jenny Quiner pulls back giant tarps to check the fragile lettuces growing in her high tunnel greenhouse. Rows of perky green lettuces sprout from the ground. She recovers them, then steps outside into the frigid winter to check on the cover crops in the fields that protect and enrich the soil. The scene looks like most any other vegetable farm you would see...

“The North 40 Urban Farm will be a unique fully integrated food, beverage, and floral production, processing, distribution, and sales location set in a 43 acre farm in Carlsbad California adjacent to I-5. The unique blend of farm environment and urban convenience will provide an opportunity in more than 110,000 square feet of facilities accommodating the Wholesale...

One of the more promising urban-farm concepts is not in New York, Los Angeles, or any other major city. It’s in Charlottesville, Virginia, courtesy of one University of Virginia alum and a very small team of employees. Recent grad Alexander Olsen started Babylon Micro-Farms in 2016, as part of the UVA student entrepreneurial clubhouse, HackCville. An early prototype...

-Chattanooga city officials recently approved an ordinance that makes it easier for residents to establish urban farms within city limits.- “From the front, D.B. Reisen’s home looks no different than any other lining Davidson Road. Step out back, however, and you’ll find a dozen chickens clustered in a shed, 15 sheep grazing under the protection...

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The Oakland Museum of California unveiled its new exhibit “Take Root: Oakland Grows Food” over the weekend. It highlights the different food communities and how food is grown by residents within in the city. “The Oakland Museum of California is really interested in social justice issues and how they effect the citizens living here,” says Sarah Seiter, the...