It’s pretty cool how people can use shipping containers.  We’ve seen people use shipping containers and transform them into homes, hotels, business.  In fact, here is an amazing collection photos of how people have used shipping containers.  People sure are creative!  And best of all, the containers aren’t all that expensive.  The possibilities...

News from ecowatch.com:  Brooklyn-based urban farming company Gotham Greens opened the world’s largest rooftop farm in Chicago, the company announced Thursday. Click here to read more about the World’s Largest Organic Rooftop Farm Powered 100% by Renewables in Chicago ...

Original source of this post: www.howweflourish.com There is a great blog we recently came across, howweflourish.com.  She recently wrote about why and how everyone should be growing and eating broccoli sprouts.  The results are overwhelmingly positive. DID YOU KNOW?  Broccoli sprouts are 10x – 100x higher in some cancer fighting compounds than the actual...

“All of our food here is grown by the kids but the community comes in and takes it for free,” said Rodriguez. “We don’t charge. There is no membership. They come in, take what they want, measure, and then we know how much we’ve grown throughout the year.” – Nando Rodriguez Read the full news article on ABC 7 NY here:  http://abc7ny.com/food/teens-cultivate-urban-farm-in-hamilton-heights/1101080/   ...

Original post can be found at: “richmondconfidential.org/” Andromeda Brooks is changing the way we look at vacant lots. Tired of staring at the litter outside her window, Brooks decided to turn a blighted lot at Chanslor Avenue and First Street into an experiment in urban agriculture. “I’m gonna put food on the corner instead of drugs,”...

On November 25, 2015 Ruarri Serpa from voiceofsandiego.org recently wrote an article about what the the coastal town of Encinitas is going through right now. Serpa writes, “Green-thumbed residents and city leaders say that Encinitas has become unfriendly to agriculture. At the same time, though, that same group wants people to connect to their food sources,...

Original post can be found at: “Munchies.vice.com“” It’s no surprise that rooftop farms have the potential to impact a local community.  The amount of food that can be grown on the top of a building is quite surpirsing.  In fact, Munchies.vice.com recently wrote an article about how a rooftop garden in Atlanta is directly benefiting its local...

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Original Post Can Be Found At: dw.com More and more people are turning to foods that are produced sustainably. And Berlin is a cornucopia of organic, regional and seasonal produce. An American gourmet magazine recently declared Berlin the vegetarian capital. In any case, more and more people in the German capital are going green when it comes to food. There are...

The original source of this post can be found @ foxsanantonio.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jen French) — Beatrice Gatebuke’s roots are actually in Rwanda. She’s a refugee. At the age of 13, she and her parents escaped genocide. “Nothing was familiar,” Gatebuke said. “It’s a brand new environment. We didn’t speak the language; we had to go...

The original source of this post can be found @ collectively.org Get the instructions booklet out and make sure all the pieces of your toolkit are in place. For the age of the flatpack farm has dawned. James Clasper speaks to two green-thumbed urban innovators Forget flatpack furniture. Also forget traditional agriculture. Coming soon to a city near...

Original post can be found at: VoaNews.com The most precious time of the day for Shari Miles-Cohen is dinnertime, when her family gathers around the table and eats the food she cooked. On a recent day, she prepared a vegetable dish consisting of eggplant, okra, onions and garlic. All these vegetables came from her garden. When her family moved to Washington...

Los Angeles-headquartered From Lot to Spot is true to its name—the organization transforms unused, vacant lots into vibrant spots of green space and parkland. According to founder and executive director Viviana Franco, From Lot to Spot has spearheaded several urban and community garden initiatives throughout Southern California, including several in Riverside. Franco...

Original post can be found at: UnicornRiot On September 19th we met up with Fernanda Hart, the CANDO Sustainability & Food Access organizer, to learn about a project called “Plant Grow Share.” We spent the day biking through the Center neighborhood of South Minneapolis following handmade maps with the safest quickest routes between gardens. We talked...

Original post can be found at: WebUrbanist.com Powered by solar-paneled roofs overhead, these barge farms feature hydroponic space for produce above and support fish farming below, using extant technologies to offshore vast quantities of food to be grown on the water. Based in Barcelona, Forward Thinking Architecture is pushing its Smart Floating...

  Original post can be found at: UrbanGardensWeb.com Photo: Paul Rivera for Gensler via USA Today Spreading over 24,000 square feet, JetBlue’s new T5 rooftop urban farm offers a lush lounge where the weary airport commuter can breathe and relax after having endured the stress of endless security lines. The farm gardens in their infancy. Photo: Chelsea...

Original post can be found at: Earth911.com As the cost of fuel continues to rise, more and more people are realizing the importance of supporting local businesses – especially local farms. It’s one of the reasons urban gardening is becoming so popular. Not only is it good karma to keep your money in the local community, but it makes good sense for Mother...

Original post can be found at: NPR.org Homegrown Harvest: Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray tend to Brooklyn’s first window farm. This form of urban agriculture is catching on in cities around the world, as downtown farmers go online to share techniques for growing greens indoors. If you have a green thumb, a window and a serious Do-It-Yourself ethic, you...

Original post can be found at: HuffingtonPost.com When Kate Daughdrill moved to Detroit to go to graduate school, she had no idea she would plant roots there — both literally and figuratively. Her eastside home now exists on a multi-lot farm that has transformed her local neighborhood. “When I bought this house it was in pretty bad shape,” the 30-year-old...