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“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...

“Urban dwellers are increasingly looking to grow their own, in any way, and space, possible, from window boxes to large-scale urban farming options such as Brooklyn Grange. Growing networks of community gardens and online resources suggest gardening media has grown well beyond glossy mags near the supermarket checkout. View Urban Organic Gardener on Instagram...

An abandoned and decaying home gets “one last hoorah” before being demolished. “And although the house will no longer stand, its materials will be recycled and repurposed, and the property turned into a beautiful farm. They hope that this project will inspire other people to take back land and buildings from the urban blight and turn the neighborhoods...

A new homeless shelter in Atlanta is opening up positions for farming to it’s residents. They are growing on top of the shelter’s rooftop and raising crops like: “lettuce, collards, kale, chard and carrots”. Their whole idea behind the project was to grow enough to feed all of the residents “something green” daily. “It is important...

On the South Lawn of the White House property, Michelle Obama helped kids plant lettuce and other crops including the same variety of lettuce that was grown on the International Space Station. During the last two terms, the first lady has been surprising kids in the classroom and helping them become more aquatinted with nutritious food.  The last time a kitchen garden...

In Sugar Creek, Missouri, one family was given just a short 4 days to rip out their entire vegetable garden or hefty fines would be placed on them from the city. “What makes the situation even more unfair is the fact that the ordinance under which the city is fining Nathan Athans and his family was just passed on March 28, 2016. Because of that remarkably convenient...

When someone mentions urban farming, you probably picture vertical farms in large empty warehouses, however one company believes it could very well take on a spherical shape.  Recently a new prototype has been released and people can’t stop talking about it.  The new Urban Farm Pod is a futuristic look at what growing your own food might look like.  It can...