Orange County is aiming for going more GREEN with a new local food sourcing program called the “Center-to-Table Gardens in the West Concourse”. The program which began in May, gives convention goers a chance to see where their food comes from, on-site.   “The farm, operated by Urban Smart Farms, includes 81 towers for growing lettuce, microgreens,...

Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered on simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. Permaculture was developed, and the term coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978. It has many branches that include but are not limited to ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental...

If you live in Santa Fe and you have a backyard garden, you can now sell any fresh produce you grow right out of your own home. “It’s part of the sharing economy,” said Major Javier Gonzales, who sponsored the ordinance. “It’s about expanding opportunity for income for families who want to be in some of the farming business and do our part...

In Lakewood Colorado a new business is taking shape. Business owner Sean Conway is a new kind of farmer. “It just made sense to me to replace grass with things you can actually eat,” Conway said. “Conway’s business, Micro Farms, will till the soil, plant the crops, weed the crops, prune as necessary and harvest the bounty while the homeowner does nothing....

On top of this new 40,000 square foot roof you’ll find a vineyard, with an organic farm and bee keeping program.  They also plan on opening a restaurant on property that will use the organic produce and donate 100% of their profits to charity’s within Staten Island. “We will grow the grapes, crush them and bottle them — all right here on...

Fresh eggs, sharp goat cheese, rich honey — raising animals definitely comes with it’s own set of benefits. However, if you’re looking to supplement your farming efforts with a bit of animal husbandry, there’s much to know before you get started. No matter what animal (or animals) you’re looking to keep, ask yourself the following questions: Is it Legal? Farming...

People all over the world are beginning to understand the importance of having a connection with the land and farmers who are growing your food. Butler University has designed a new concept which is “designed and constructed by a group of fourth-year architecture students at Ball State University, and is the first fully automated mobile greenhouse.” “Funded...

“Consumers are increasingly demanding access to locally grown produce – even at big box stores. Target heard that call, and they’re answering by offering the freshest and most local produce a customer could possibly want—by installing vertical gardens to grow vegetables and herbs right inside stores. The effort will begin with a series of trials in...

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Here are nine easy tips for growing more food in a small garden: 1) Grow in Beds, not Rows 2) Optimize Spacing between Beds and Plants 3) Grow Vertically 4) Succession Planting 5) Interplanting 6) Grow in the Shade 7) Grow Edible Plants in the Front Yard 8) Grow Microgreens 9) Grow in Pots & Containers ...

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“Urban pioneers taking it to the next level with everything from Urban Agriculture to Robotics and Aquaponic fish farming. A 20K Square ft Laboratory that will change the game for the inner city youth of Lykins Neighborhood. https://www.facebook.com/UrbanFarming…“ ...

“In a country with very little arable land (only 12% compared with 20% in the US), in one of the most populated cities in the world, one company chose to give up 43,000 square feet of valuable workspace to grow food. In the Tokyo headquarters of human resources company Pasona Group they grow 200 species of fruits and vegetables and even rice that are harvested...

Starting a home garden and planting your own crops might take time getting used to, but the benefits that you can reap for both your body and mind are abundant. Check out this infographic to learn more about the best and healthiest organic fruits and vegetables to grow in your garden. ...

The Brooklyn Grange is an urban farm that sits upon a high-rise in Brooklyn Navy Yard. Teamed with it’s sister farm in Long Island City, Queens, the two farms are producing more than 50,000 lbs. of fresh vegetables and herbs in just 2.5 small acres of space. “This is truly seed-to-plate agriculture, with no use of fossil fuels,” says Anastasia...

Florida homeowners are known for having a propensity for upscale, tropical landscapes. They pride themselves on lush green lawns in front of their homes.  One man however, Chris Castro, is turning up the grass in his neighborhood and making mini urban farms. “His program is called Fleet Farming, and it’s starting off small, with 10 of these yard farms....

“In this presentation you will learn how small scale farming can be used to create a high-income producing farm or improve your current operation. See how profitable urban farming works as farmer Curtis Stone shows you how he assembled a multi-locational urban farm that grossed $20,000 in its first year and $55,000 in it’s second. He’ll describe the design...

“By the end of the 20th century, nearly 80% of Americans lived in urban areas. And they no longer knew who grew their food. Then something happened. Across America, an urban farming movement has begun. Whether it’s on city rooftops, beside freeway off-ramps, in vacant lots, and even in their front yards, when people like Novella Carpenter in Oakland,...

10 Leaf-Eating Bugs and How to Stop Them From Destroying Your Garden Gardening is such a rewarding experience. But it can also be absolutely devastating when all your hard work goes to the bugs. There are 10 main munching culprits to look out for to protect your plants from getting destroyed before they can produce the flowers and vegetables you can enjoy. Safer...

“With a limited amount of space and difficulty using heavy machinery, most rooftop farms tend to grow high-value and easy-to-harvest crops, especially fruits and vegetables. But one rooftop farm in Chicago is finding that rooftop gardening can go beyond lettuce and tomatoes.” A new 5,000 square foot rooftop garden now hosts wildflowers and winter wheat....