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JESSICA GRIFFIN / INQUIRER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER INQUIRER.COM – The Life Do Grow Farm on North 11th and Dauphin Streets in North Philadelphia was carved out of the poorest part of the poorest big city in America. Once an illegal dump, set beside a SEPTA Regional Rail line, the two-acre plot is studded by trees — some in planters made of painted tires —...

Nearly 30 families received plots of land this summer to grow their own organic fruits and vegetables. [photos by Chet Williams]NEWS.LLU.EDU – Families in San Bernardino will enjoy a Thanksgiving bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables they grew themselves thanks to Loma Linda University Health’s donation of a one-acre parcel to establish an organic community...

GOODNEWSNETWORK.ORG – From an ag-tech startup named Plenty, a two-acre indoor vertical farm produces yields that would normally require a 720-acre ‘flat farm’—and it can be done with 95% less water. Saving water is critical in an agricultural state like arid California, where Plenty is set to supply fresh produce for 430 Albertsons grocery stores. The...

GOODMORNINGAMERICA.COM – Tony Hillery is on a mission to teach children in his Harlem community how to adopt healthier food habits. “It’s a simple formula here that if a child plants it, they will eat it,” he said. “Eighty percent of the time that they eat it, they’ll like it.” Hillery is the founder of Harlem Grown, an organization...

ISRAEL21.C.ORG – Greenhouses and urban farm factories are expensive to set up but pay off in higher yield, quality and market value, growing all through the seasons. Grain crops will always need large fields. But tomatoes, leafy greens, peppers, and strawberries are some of the many fruits and veggies that thrive indoors under precisely controlled conditions. Though...

TALLAHASSEEREPORTS.COM – On Monday, Oct. 19, Mayor John Dailey and the City Commissioners broke ground on the first City Farm TLH located in the Greater Bond area. In support of the City Commission’s five-year Strategic Plan and the Greater Bond Neighborhood First Plan, the pilot urban farm will help provide affordable fresh fruit and vegetables to the surrounding...

  In Seattle, volunteers transformed seven acres of grass next to a busy road into the Beacon Food Forest. (Flickr user Jeff Wright) THESMITHSONIANMAG.COM – Imagine strolling through an urban public park, admiring the trees and flowers. Your stomach starts to rumble. You reach up and pluck a few greengage plums from the tree overhead, and munch them as...

Natalie Garcia tends to the community garden at the MLK FAME Community Center on Oct. 22, 2020. The existing garden was expanded by Black Star Farmers about four months ago and the group holds ‘stewardship parties’ every week to keep the garden going. “We are really lucky to have this space to come clear our heads and be together and tend to the land,”...

Richard Bord/Getty Images Via The Conversation THENEWLEAM.COM – Gardening is a popular hobby in Indian cities. Although in the case of the majority of households there is hardly any space for gardening, the green urge and creativity of many people find an outlet somehow, even though this may be confined to a few earthen pots. The sheer joy of plucking a few...

Scott Takushi | Pioneer Press WISFARMER.COM – ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – As an astronomer and physicist, John Cannon’s work is literally out of this world. His expertise as the department chair at Macalester College in St. Paul is studying nearby low-mass galaxies. Cannon’s latest adventure off St. Paul’s Snelling Avenue is, quite literally,...

FOODTANK.COM – The Finnish technology startup iFarm recently raised US$4 million to build vertical farms for more customers across Europe and the Middle East. Using these funds, iFarm aims to help entrepreneurs and businesses set up their own urban farms—at any time, in any place. iFarm, founded in 2017, develops autonomous farming systems to grow greens,...

SACMAG.COM – Imagine: A vacant lot transformed into a fruit garden. An apartment balcony repurposed as a tomato nursery. A backyard that functions as a grocery store. They’re all urban farms, producing food in the city—and literally changing the landscape in the process. Country and concrete can not only co–exist; they can also address food insecurity,...

IAN MACLELLAN FORBES.COM – The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently announced winners of the 2020 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Awards, which recognize excellence in historic preservation, adaptive reuse and the re-imagining of historic buildings for the future. The awards are given to distinguished individuals, nonprofit...

Lily LaRegina/Post-Gazette POSTGAZETTE.COM – Pittsburgh City Council’s continued financial support of urban farming projects in the city is the right move at a time when food insecurity is on the rise nationwide fueled by the coronavirus pandemic and high unemployment. Council recently approved two transfers — $41,296 and $167,048 — to fund the CityFarms...

FOX 13 NEWS – Brick Street Farms is an urban hydroponic farm located in the heart of St. Petersburg. It upcycles shipping containers into 40-foot grow houses. It started in Shannon O’Malley and Bradley Doyle’s garage. “We converted our garage to a grow room. We saw an incredible opportunity. We didn’t have the money to convert a warehouse, so we bought...

THESTAR.COM – Your soil is the cradle that will nurture your garden next year. And now that your plants, flowers, and veggies are fading away for the season, it is important to give back to the soil so it can return a bounty for the next gardening season. Here’s our list of important autumn jobs that will feed and protect your garden through the winter: Compost...

NATIONALOBSERVER.COM – Mike Levenston stands over a half-harvested stalk of kale, eyeing the autumnal remnants slowly disintegrating into the soil. It’s a familiar scene for Levenston, an urban gardener who has been growing food and community in the garden he founded, dubbed City Farmer, for more than 40 years. At the time, it was almost unheard of to grow...

THESUZGAZETTE.COM – November is one of my favorite months in the California garden. Fragrances are earthy and fresh, especially after a rain, with hints of spice and healthy soil. I watch leaves descend, winds sway even large tree branches, and sheets of rain (hopefully!) wash off a year’s dust. Birds and even some late butterflies, moths and bees work feverishly...

HERALDANDNEWS.COM – Gardening in all forms — from window boxes to major landscape renovations — surged in 2020. Whether for mental peace, food security, or a meaningful “socially distanced pastime,” people turned to gardening this year. Increased interest in all things gardening led to temporary shortages in seeds and plants this year, causing a similar...

WFMZ.COM – Whole Foods Market customers are now able to purchase a range of fresh produce that has been grown by Infarm – the world’s fastest-growing urban farming network. It marks the third major expansion into the UK retail space for Infarm as retailers seek ways to reduce the environmental footprint in their supply chain and develop their range...