A Zoo in England now uses vertical farming systems to help feed it’s 2,000 animals. Growing food for the animals at the zoo has several advantages. By using hydroponic methods there are no weeds, or soil-borne pests. The produce will also have no toxic pesticides, be grown with less water, and the yields will be of top quality. “The zoo’s hydroponic...

“Sole Food’s mission is to empower individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of farmers and food lovers. Individuals are given basic agriculture training and are employed at the farm based on their capability.”What if farms and food production were integrated into every aspect...

A recent study took place that documented the benefits of urban agriculture. In Denver, children in local public health programs were said to be healthier when taught about where their food comes from. “I think that experience can be a really important piece of their education,” Palmer said. “There is a fair amount of evidence that when kids grow...

The home of the San Francisco 49ers has recently unveiled their new roof-top urban farm! The football stadium roof-top garden is expected to generate 150 pounds of fresh produce each week that will be used to cook up food items for club spaces and private events at the stadium “The Faithful Farm, as it’s called, isn’t a small garden patch either....

“Forget sunshine and soil to grow leafy greens and fresh vegetables for health-conscious consumers. A US venture firm is leading a new wave of future agriculture by adopting the latest technology to produce something fresher, safer and more environmentally conscious at the heart of urban spaces.” Instead of growing food, traditionally with the use of...

Urban agriculture is rare in West Virginia, and a newly proposed urban agriculture ordinance combined with the Hopecrest Chicken lawsuit has sparked a prolonged debate between neighbors about who can garden what and where. “More cities in the U.S. are experimenting with urban agriculture, by growing crops on roofs or indoors with the help of LED lighting....

In Los Angeles, three farms are changing the face of urban farming. They don’t grow food outside, but rather inside of three small shipping containers. “The startup uses vertical hydroponic farming, a method where plants grow year-round with LEDs rather than natural sunlight.  Instead of soil, the seeds lie on trays with nutrient-rich water, stacked from the...

Growing food without sun, soil and almost no water? This is the new reality in urban farming. The world’s largest and possibly even the most sophisticated indoor urban farm is using 95% less water than a conventional outdoor farm. “Set to open in September in Newark, New Jersey, the 69,000-square-foot farm will be hosted in a converted steel factory. It combines...

In Detroit, on the east-side, neighbors and volunteers have recently gathered to celebrate the completion of a 1.4 million dollar project at Skinner Park. “About 10,700 volunteers worked on the park during the first six days of August. They also cleared more than 300 blocks of blight, remodeled 80 houses, created safer pathways for neighborhood schoolchildren...

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Remember when rooftop farming might have been viewed as a trend that would soon blow over and pass? People who yearned for open spaces to grow food but couldn’t imagine giving up their urban city life or loft? Well good news, it seems as if rooftop farming isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, it’s “staying power” has been said to have the potential...

Many urban farmers are finding themselves at the forefront of a strong movement. Growing fruits, vegetables and herbs in a urban garden or farm has become increasingly popular.   Why are people leaning towards growing more of their own food? Every urban farmer has their reasons but most would agree about environmental costs of farming, needing to get fresh food...

“In Japan, one of the most famous national dailies invented a one hundred percent sustainable newspaper. If you plant it, it will bloom! The eco-friendly newspaper has had a huge success, a circulation of over four million copies a day across the country and revenues of about eighty million yen, equivalent to over $700,000.” To read more about this green newspaper,...

In New Jersey, an old steel mill will change it’s face into the world’s largest indoor vertical farm.  This new facility will be able to produce up to 2 million pounds of food in a year. Read more at “CBSNews.com“ ...

Gardening in raised beds has long been a tradition among gardeners both in urban and suburban neighborhoods. For decades now, people have been turning to their creative side to come up with lovely ways to construct raised beds that are not only purposeful but easy on the eyes.  Here’s just a few of our favorites! To see the other 9 Unique and Fun Raised...

Urban farmers are growing in numbers all over the country, especially in Detroit, Michigan. An estimated 1,400 of them are growing approximately 400,000 lbs. of food in the metro area alone EVERY YEAR. “Detroit has no shortage of land, but accessing it can prove difficult for many farmers who worry that the tide of development is sweeping by without them....

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Le Bon Marche and La Grande Epicerie, are two well known luxury stores who have dabbled in urban agriculture. They both have turned their joint rooftop space into an urban garden where those who are employed by the stores can grow fruits, vegetables and herbs in their free time. “In the past months, the LVMH-owned adjoining stores on Paris’s residential...