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“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....

If you’re anywhere near New York City’s Hudson river this summer, make sure you visit Swale, a floating garden of edible plants.  An 80 by 30 foot area will sit on top of recycled shipping containers and literally be a floating food forest with fruit trees, herbs, kale, blueberries, gooseberries, huckleberries, and smaller plants like asparagus, cherry...

The SekuraGarden is a new kind of gardening system that makes it easy to create beautiful, multi-shelved hanging gardens in unused window space. Best of all, the system adjusts to fit most windows, install in just a few minutes, and does no damage in or around your window! The SekuraGarden uses specially designed support arms that adjust to fit most window trim. Shelves...

In Dayton, Ohio there’s a new urban garden that has sprouted up. It belongs to the FoodBank of Dayton and serves fresh produce to around 130,000 people from numerous counties. “We want to bring more fresh produce, more fresh food to those who can’t afford to go to their closest grocery store which may be miles and miles away,” Lora Davenport, community...

The demand for locally-grown produce is on the rise, and a 2015 report found that the number of farms with direct sales to consumers increased by 17%.  Another grocery shopper trend survey found that 29% of shoppers want to purchase more of their food from local sources. “But some are asking the question: Is arugula that’s grown in a greenhouse in Chicago...

“Urban farming has become a growing trend in recent years and farm-centric communities are winning with buyers. Here, Redfin managing editor Natalie Schwab presents the ten cities across the nation that are best for urban farming, where consumers can grow herbs and small crops of vegetables on a rooftop, raise chickens in their backyard, or plant food in...

The future of urban farming may mean more than just growing food on rooftops throughout the city or on vacant land in neighborhoods.  In London, architects are dreaming up some neat futuristic farming ideas. The idea? Urban farming taking on the form of incredible, plant-filled skyscrapers. “Architects at London-based architecture firm Roger Stirk Harbour...

Meet Jennifer Lumpkin,  a volunteer teacher within the Baltimore Office of Sustainability. She has helped residents in the area learn how to make “the best, most sustainable use of property in the city, whether it’s their own back yard or land they’ve acquired through Baltimore’s popular Adopt-a-Lot program.” They hold classes inside...