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One San Fransisco school will soon be teaching all about urban farming and the influences it can have on a community. The Golden Bridges School has a new campus planned that “will join indoor and outdoor learning spaces and will have several beneficial and environmentally friendly aspects.” In the future it will be labeled as the Nation’s First...

Just outside of Chicago, located in Bedford Park, sits a quiet industrial complex & “you might not immediately register that you’re standing in the second coming of the locavore movement.” Inside you’ll find herbs, greens, broccoli, and kale along with massive stacked racks which house hydroponic systems. This urban farm operates nearly...

Inside an old 5,000-square-foot building at 745 Aurora Ave. the city of Aurora gifted to Triple Threat Mentoring a new kind of community garden for its urban farm mission to attack poverty by teaching kids about healthy eating. This year-round indoor hydroponic operation has been made possible through a $550,000 grant. “Since it was first announced late last...

If you have a sunny spot in your garden, patio or balcony you can literally grow up to 100 lbs. of potatoes this summer.  One charity is hoping you want to join in on the movement and donate the spuds to your local food pantry or soup kitchen. “Soldiers Helping Soldiers has launched the Grow Potatoes program, which aims to feed Ottawa’s hungry right from...

Growing your own vegetables and herbs is very rewarding. Even if you’re new to gardening and live in an apartment or tiny space, you are still able try out your green thumb! “You can still create a green oasis.” Jeff Gilbert, a gardener and marketer for Green City Growers, helps people learn how to grow a garden in a small space, even if they only...

“PORTLAND, Maine — At the corner of Cumberland and Forest avenues five stories up, epic views of Back Cove and the White Mountains unfold before you on a clear day. It could be the perfect platform for cocktail parties, but from this perch, above the city bustle, champagne isn’t quaffed over gossip. Conversations on the roof of 409 Cumberland focus more...

“For close to 110 years the city of Dallas has owned a patch of land between Deep Ellum and the Dallas Farmers Market that has withstood numerous uses. According to the city, coal was kept there in the early 1900s; cars have been washed and repaired and gassed on the site; and, of late, trash bins have been stored behind chain link and razor wire. In a part...

Last October, two brothers launched an organic heirloom produce business and this year they have their eyes set on some bigger goals. Not only will they supply produce to local restaurants through bicycle delivery but they want to provide jobs to individuals with learning disabilities. “In February, the garden relocated from their small downtown space beneath...

In 2008 this German city started turning public spaces and abandoned lots into vegetable gardens where local residents and even visitors were encouraged to harvest vegetables free of charge. They grow mostly lettuce, pole beans, and even tomatoes. “It’s hard for townspeople to experience nature, so we’ve decided to bring nature back into the city,” says Lutz...

“Aminata Niang runs a family farm on the outskirts of Mali’s capital, Bamako. She and her family also give credit to other market women, and build houses for those working on the farm.” Watch her story here: “DW.com“ ...

People want food that is more locally grown, and this trend just keeps growing.  “For the past three seasons, Albany Bistro, a high-end restaurant in the Albany Historic District, has worked with local farmers to produce meals made with fresh, locally grown produce.” Their restaurant has now become a “destination”. They attract plenty of...

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A new way of urban farming has just pulled into town, literally. A shipping container on wheels is changing the way many people view urban agriculture. “These are just traditional hydroponic growing systems that’d you’d find in a greenhouse and we layered it,” explained Ben Greene, CEO and Founder of The Farmery. To read the entire article, visit: “WNCN.com“ ...

There are many reasons why you might choose container gardening over more traditional methods. Maybe you’re short on space, have trouble bending over, or are just really, really lazy (like me). Regardless of why you settle on container gardening, I’m here to tell you that it’s an absolute delight and has the potential to be incredibly productive. After a...

“Mr. Dhananjay Chakraborty, a taxi driver in Kolkata…has created a rooftop garden on his cab and has a mini green cavern in the trunk of his car with potted plants. It was truly an amazing and awe-worthy sight. He calls it the ‘subuj rath’ or the green chariot.” His car has metal containers on the rooftop, and he has planted flowers at his...

There’s an urban farm in Europe, named the “Times Square of Urban Farming because of it’s downtown prime location within the city.  It boasts a 1200 square foot rooftop greenhouse and a 370 square meter indoor fish farm where they grow tilapia. “Opening next month, developers estimate that the farm will churn out 45 tons of vegetables such...

“Our handy new infographic lays out all the best options for home-grown fruit, so that you can match your soil type and climate to your preferred fruits and create a calendar that matches your needs. Get planting today, and you’ll soon be reaping the benefits of fresh air, lush surroundings, and healthy fruits whose sweetness is embellished with a hint of...

In San Antonio, the East Side is seeing a neat transformation all because of a new Urban Garden Project. “Visitors can learn about fresh vegetables, canning, making honey, even beer and wine…a restaurant may even be in the works along with a vineyard. ” It’s location takes up about a 10-acre plot which runs along a railway near a middle school....