Urban Agriculture


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Flying the coop: The scrambled world of backyard poultry

Dream of nesting down with a flock of chickens, but too intimidated to try it? Our green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, discovers it’s not as hard as you think.

New San Francisco legislation will jump-start urban farming

On Tuesday, San Francisco passed game-changing legislation that should cement the city’s role as a national leader in urban food production.

New York City’s rooftop farms would have prevented the existence of Green Acres

Whether or not that is a good thing is a matter of opinion.

Have sledgehammer, will farm

We've covered a lot of good farmland with concrete over the years. But taking it back for urban farming may not be as difficult as it sounds.

NYC’s homeless bee swarms are good for bees, scary

A report this week from the New York Times indicates that bee swarms are increasing in the city. While a debatable point, having more bees would almost certainly be a good thing.

What farms can do for cities: A chat with author Sarah Rich

The author talks about her new book, Urban Farms, the difference between a farm and a garden, and how city farmers are moving beyond the trend factor.

Isabella Rossellini knows more about bees than you do

We don't really know how or if we can save the bees, but that doesn't mean the actress won't do her best to try.

Farm rentals, dumpster dives: Europe crisis is mother of invention

Two small examples of how Europeans are responding to ongoing economic uncertainty. Inspiring? Depends on how you look at it.