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the conversation continues: hydroponics divorce people even further from the stewardship of the land

This recent submission to our series on whether or not hydroponics should be considered organic comes from Joanna Storie, a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of Estonian University of Life Sciences. She takes a similar stance on hydroponics to our last contributor, adding that hydroponics are not sustainable […]

Posted: January 24 2017
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raising hell(gate) in urban farming

Throughout its seven years, Hellgate Farm has always done things a bit differently than other urban farms in New York City- from raising backyard chickens and housing an apiary, to producing its own hot sauce. Hellgate Farm is not your typical urban farm. Last season, crops were grown in over seven plots of land throughout […]

Posted: January 23 2017
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urban farm manager position in troy, ny

Capital Roots, a nonprofit in Troy, NY is seeking a farm manager for it's 2 acre urban farm.

Posted: January 6 2017
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can costal urbanization happen without landscape architects?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X69sSSegiDk] A 2013 Lecture by Pierre Belanger at TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture, Chair of Landscape Architecture within lecture series "How Do You Landscape?" Starting with the claim that Americans are "geographically illiterate," Belanger explores the concept of urbanity, especially as it relates to our landscape infrastructure, and you probably haven't heard anyone speak […]

Posted: September 13 2015
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keeping orchards alive and well

[vimeo 21443142 w=500 h=375] Check out the rad folks at the Urban Orchard Project, based out of the UK. They are an organization devoted to creating, restoring, and celebrating fruıt orchards in London and beyond. The video above provides a quick lesson on pruning old fruıit trees, and they provide more invaluable advice on their webpage. Remnant […]

Posted: June 22 2015
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casting call for city women turning towards the farming life

Cole Huling, a casting producer for Orion Entertainment, is currently working on a new TV series that features women who are leaving behind the city/suburban life to become farmers/ranchers/etc., working the land and raising animals. They are looking for women who have recently moved to a farm as well as women who are preparing to […]

Posted: March 13 2014
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urban farmers in the northlands

Our friends at Stone's Throw Urban Farm need your support on Kickstarter! Stone's Throw Urban farm is a new vegetable operation formed through the collaboration of three urban farms in the Twin Cities. We transform vacant lots into micro-farms, and run a diversified rotation on about 18 lots around the city. We're taking on new […]

Posted: February 26 2012
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des moines green up!

some great workshops on urban farming this weekend if you're in the area. WHERE and WHEN: Des Moines - Friday, 6/11, 3-6pm Waterloo – Saturday, 6/12, 9am-12noon, Cedar Rapids – Saturday, 6/12, 2-5pm Marshalltown – Sunday, 6/13, 11am-2pm Call or email for exact locations COST: Free - space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve […]

Posted: June 9 2010
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the foodprint project

Foodprint NYC is the first in a series of international conversations about food and the city. From a cluster analysis of bodega inventories to the cultural impact of the ice-box, and from food deserts to peak phosphorus, panelists will examine the hidden corsetry that gives shape to urban foodscapes, and collaboratively speculate on how to […]

Posted: February 18 2010
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little city gardens

Our talented and tireless artist, Brooke Budner, and her business partner Caitlyn Galloway, run a project called Little City Gardens.  Check  their website/blog. What is Little City Gardens? It is a small urban farm in San Francisco, and it is an experiment in the economic viability of small-scale urban market-gardening. We have been working steadily […]

Posted: January 25 2010
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bk farmyards

via our friend, Bee Ayer BK Farmyards is a new urban farming network in Brooklyn. Our mission is to increase access to healthy affordable food to Brooklyn residents through increasing urban food production and providing jobs for urban farmers. We started last year by turning backyards into farmyards, offering the first CSA with all produce […]

Posted: January 18 2010
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city farm: chicago, IL

another cool urban farming project. City Farm is a sustainable vegetable farm bordering two very diverse Chicago neighborhoods: Cabrini-Green and the Gold Coast. The farm boasts thirty varieties of tomatoes as well as beets, carrots, potatoes, gourmet lettuces, herbs and melons. All produce is grown in composted soil generated from various sources, such as restaurant […]

Posted: January 4 2010
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for nutrition as well as recreation. The Team that Saved the High Line Last week miss annie novak came up in a little rav 4 to pick up rabbit poop for her rooftop. as much as we could fit-- thankfully it was all frozen solid, and anyway the poops are quite innocuous ( smooth and […]

Posted: December 30 2009
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urban farmers in utah

from the National Center for Appropriate Technology Southwest Urban Farmers Meet in Utah (11/10/09) In Salt Lake County, Utah—as in many places across the U.S.—urban development is eliminating farmland at an alarming rate. To combat this trend, county officials have identified more than 35 government properties that can be used for farms and community gardens. […]

Posted: November 12 2009
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Amyitis Gardens

We just found out about this terrific project - check them out! After working on Organic Farms in VT, founder David Stockhausen moved to San Francisco to learn about urban food movements.  The result is Amyitis Gardens, a San Francisco based urban farming project that links empty yards to eager hands and backyard farms to […]

Posted: November 4 2009
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alabama urban farm

check this one out: Jones Valley Urban Farm is a community-based non-profit organization in Birmingham, Alabama. Utilizing over 3 acres of vacant downtown property, JVUF grows organic produce and flowers, educates the community about healthy food, and helps make Birmingham a vibrant community.

Posted: October 29 2009
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san francisco garden registry

check out their map - click on carrots to see who's growing what and where. The San Francisco Garden Registry is a tool created by the San Francisco Victory Garden Program.  It is an online map and social networking tool created to connect city gardeners and to locate current or potential food production zones within […]

Posted: August 2 2009
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Somerton Tanks Farm

Almost all towns have a few extra acres of land around their transportation department, police department, water department headquarters. They currently just mow that land. Why not follow the model of the USDA's offices and plant gardens, or even better--provide grant money, a competitive design process, and some city support to young farmers who use […]

Posted: July 31 2009
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bed-stuy farm in danger

thanks to greehorns ally Paige Churchman for alerting us to this and sending this note. Sign the petition at the end of the post! Bed-Stuy Farm (started by Brooklyn Rescue Mission, which was one of the Brooklyn Food Conference sponsors) is at risk of losing half its land. For five years the Jacksons have tried […]

Posted: July 30 2009
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landslide community farm - pittsburgh, pa

Here's another urban farm project to keep on your radar. Landslide is a Hill district based, not for profit, urban farm dedicated to being a free source of healthy food for the community. Landslide is a neighborhood and volunteer run project committed to sustainability and focused on mutual aid. We hold weekly open meetings run […]

Posted: July 29 2009
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rooftop farmers, at it again.

we got to meet & share goat sandwiches with Annie & Ben of Rooftop Farms last saturday at the Goat Spit, truly delightful folks.  if you're urban and needing to get your hands in the dirt, give them a shout. Dear urban farmers, friends and volunteers, It's been another great week. Thanks to all who […]

Posted: June 26 2009
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Greenpoint Rooftop Farm Open Days

Here's the latest from the Greenpoint Rooftop Farmers - perfect weekend for gardening! Hello all, The weather is beautiful, and this is a holiday weekend! Join us on our rooftop farm transplanting peppers, planting beans, corn and herbs, and scaring away the pigeons that keep nibbling our mesclun mix. Thank you to everyone who came […]

Posted: May 22 2009
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Rural Urban Linkages

The NYC Food Project We are a group of food justice and urban agriculture activists working to ensure that people of all walks of life have access to fresh, nutritious, and environmentally-sound food. as part of this mission, we run a CSA (community supported agriculture group) in the Lower East Side, and are pursuing several […]

Posted: May 18 2009
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Grocery/Urban Ag Research Internship - Philadelphia, PA

There are plenty of opportunities out there for Urban Agriculture types... Click here to download a full position posting: urbane-dev-internship-grocery-and-agriculture AGENCY DESCRIPTION: Urbane Development is a community and economic development firm, located in Philadelphia, PA, working with urban communities to strengthen their asset base - businesses, real estate, and human capital - to catalyze a truly […]

Posted: April 26 2009