Urban Ag

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stupendous! soil poetry


Posted: February 12 2013
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national brownfields conference

This year the conference takes place in Atlanta, GA, and once again, Urban Ag is on the agenda. The National Brownfields Conference is the largest event in the nation that focuses on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment.  As defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a brownfield is a property that has a presence, or […]

Posted: January 9 2013
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teaching farm fellow

Timeline Start Date: March 11, 2013      OR            Start Date: May 27, 2013 End Date: March 10, 2014                        End Date: May 23, 2014 Organizational Description In 2007, the founders of Jones Valley Teaching Farm transformed three and a half acres of vacant downtown Birmingham property into an urban farm, driven by the singular vision of making […]

Posted: January 9 2013
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green city growers

How Can Urban Agriculture Go From Niche To Food System? Everyone loves a story of a plucky urban farm, but what steps do we have to take to make them a vital and integral part of how we feed our cities? by Ariel Schwartz There are few upsides to the U.S. recession that left people across […]

Posted: December 6 2012
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for the urban farm strategists in the room

Five Borough Farm - now in book form. Five Borough Farm: Seeding the Future of Urban Agriculture in New York City provides the most comprehensive picture of the city’s urban agriculture activity to date, recommends initiatives to connect farmers' and gardeners' grassroots efforts to municipal policy, and provides a framework for understanding and measuring how […]

Posted: October 4 2012
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fundraiser for cloud 9 rooftop farm

FUNdraiser! Come celebrate the fall season with Cloud 9 and Nice Roots Farm! Games, Soup, Beer, and Live Music! Sunday, September 23rd at 3 pm we will be gathering at SHARE, the future site of Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm, in the Nice Roots orchard: 2901 W Hunting Park Ave in Philadelphia. Suggested Donation of $10 […]

Posted: September 18 2012
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urban ag discussion

urban greenhorns - dial in! Orion wants your perspective. Urban agriculture is hot! Many cities now have initiatives that grow food, and their yields go far beyond broccoli and beets. Orion welcomes author Jennifer Cockrall-King and friends to discuss all of the movement's crops on July 17 at 7 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific. As […]

Posted: July 11 2012
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schoolyard farm

Education + urban farming - important stuff. Here's their story: We are Courtney Leeds and Justin Davidson, and together with the students, parents, teachers and neighbors of the school where our farm is located, we are Schoolyard Farms. We have each spent the last three years learning and growing and apprenticing at varying farms on […]

Posted: May 28 2012
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occupying the gill tract

Occupy the Farm Activists Reclaim Prime Urban Agricultural Land in SF Bay Area Albany, Calif., April 22, 2012 – Occupy the Farm, a coalition of local residents, farmers, students, researchers, and activists are planting over 15,000 seedlings at the Gill Tract, the last remaining 10 acres of Class I agricultural soil in the urbanized East […]

Posted: April 23 2012
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cool cities

In this issue: - A Tractor for Kansas City - Lawrence Community Orchard Opens New Territory for Public Foodscapes - Urban Agriculture Zones Considered by Missouri Lawmakers - Farm Conference Targets Minority and Limited Resource Farmers - Field News from Gibbs Road Farm - Workshop Teaches Economical High Tunnel Design - "I Want to Feel […]

Posted: April 12 2012
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nyc urban farm incubator project

You can be a part of it! WHAT:   Planning Meeting for Floyd Bennett Farm and Education Center WHEN:    March 13, 2012 from 6-8:30 PM WHERE:  Upstairs at 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn @ Bergen F stop) Imagine a PLACE that brings new farmer development and farm incubation together with community food, agricultural and environmental […]

Posted: March 5 2012
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urban farmer training

The High School for Public Service Youth Farm (a partnership between the school, Green Guerillas and BK Farmyards) is offering an Urban Farmer Training Program for the 2012 season. Based at the Youth Farm, the program will offer participants the chance to learn the most efficient farming techniques, study direct marketing of fresh food, and […]

Posted: February 28 2012
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urban ag talk at the new school

Tonight! Urban Agriculture's Origins and Opportunities in Oakland: An Interdisciplinary and Participatory Approach Nathan McClintock, Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University Dr. McClintock discusses his research on urban agriculture in Oakland, California, focusing on how he integrated a critical social science approach with participatory environmental science and planning research to […]

Posted: February 27 2012
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vinnie is a great speaker for urban farming conferences

and has a great set of skills to boot. See his information here on compost... Are you purchasing compost for your urban or small rural farm?  Confused by all the options, and want to make sure that your investment pays off?  Check out this article "How to Make The Most Out Of Purchased Compost" to […]

Posted: October 5 2011
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give arcadia farms a boost

Arcadia Farms, a program under the DC non-profit Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, has entered to win a $65,000 grant through Nature's Path Organic "Gardens for Good" contest. Three winning farms will be selected from the top ten finalists, so please vote for us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arcadiacenter A "Gardens for Good" grant would […]

Posted: September 26 2011
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hamilton crop circle

Arthur and the Hamilton Crop Circle crowd have big plans for Baltimore farming. We'll be there on September 15  and the crop circle will be there for years. This is a lot easier and more fun than applying for grants from rich foundations. chip in and make it happen. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hamiltoncropcircle/hamilton-crop-circle-growing-1?ref=recently_launched

Posted: September 6 2011
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help restore south central farm

The South Central Farm/ers: The Dream Reborn The Los Angeles Times editorial board recently announced its support for restoring the South Central Farm (see below), once a fourteen-acre miracle of family agriculture in the heart of industrial Los Angeles. What the Times isn't saying here is that the land that was the Farm is in […]

Posted: May 25 2011
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an urban farm for battery park

Battery Park landing an urban farm The city's Parks Department will devote an acre of land to cultivating vegetables as an educational experience. By Lisa Fickenscher, April 8,2011 for Crain's New York On Monday, the city's Parks Department will announce the details of a plan to devote an entire acre at Battery Park to an […]

Posted: April 12 2011
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at the table

oldest future farmers of america program. This is a place where urban youth are beginning their careers . An old article, but a good one. Whole student body eats their gourmet vegetables BY Peter Kadushin, October 5th 2007 for the Daily News Gourmet vegetables such as butternut squash, plum tomatoes and osmin purple basil, usually […]

Posted: March 29 2011
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show up at city hall in SF - today!

Reminder - there's a public hearing happening today (Thursday, February 17!) in San Francisco about a proposed new zoning code for urban agriculture! Here's a note from Brook Budner (greenhors artist extraordinaire) of Little City Gardens, along with a poster she designed. I would love for the broader young agriculturalist community to know that this […]

Posted: February 17 2011
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help save urban farming in SF

here's a note from our friends at Little City Gardens. Thanks to the hard work of many people, last month the City officially announced a proposal that, if passed, will update San Francisco’s zoning regulations to explicitly permit gardening in all areas of the city and also officially allow for the sale of produce grown […]

Posted: February 1 2011
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front step farm

Check out this video from the Providence Journal on a new urban farming project.   | http://www.projo.com/video/news-index.html?nvid=414786

Posted: July 12 2010