Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture

Getting your goat in Louisville [VIDEO]

Join the Perennial Plate crew as they visit an urban goat herder in Louisville, Ky.

Urban Agriculture

Tanya Fields: Breaking locks and planting seeds in the South Bronx

Empty lots plus a passion for nutrition: How a food-stamp-reliant mother of four got into the food-justice movement.

Urban Agriculture

Texas college turns football field into awesome urban farm

If your football team can’t hack it on the field, perhaps they can grow some kick-ass kale. At least that’s the sentiment from Dallas’ Paul Quinn College. After the university cut its football program, President Michael Sorrell decided to transform the unused field into a working farm. The WE Over Me Farm, which covers 57,000 square feet, was a response to the lack of healthy food options in the economically depressed area. Highland Hills, the neighborhood where Paul Quinn is located, is a designated food desert.

Urban Agriculture

Fowl play: Raising illegal backyard chickens [VIDEO]

Meet some outlaw chickens and the people who harbor them -- in their quiet backyards.

Urban Agriculture

Peebottle Farms: The dirt on the dirt

After putting off soil testing for two years, will our fearless urban farmer find her backyard garden full of arsenic and lead?

Urban Agriculture

New Orleans school cultivates a generation of forward-thinking farmers

Nat Turner and the hardworking young crew behind Our School at Blair Grocery are bringing healthy soil and fresh food to the Lower Ninth Ward.

Cities

Presenting the largest rooftop farm … in the world!!!

In Brooklyn yesterday, BrightFarms announced that it would be building the largest rooftop farm … in the world!!! The New York-based company builds hydroponic greenhouse farms that are connected to supermarkets. The idea is to minimize transportation costs and time in the food system, delivering very local and very fresh food. The new farm is going on 100,000 square feet of rooftop in Sunset Park. It will grow up to 1 million pounds of veggies like tomatoes, lettuces, and herbs each year, with the first harvest planned for next spring. The system also will capture storm water, diverting it from New …

Cities

No vacancy: Unleashing the potential of empty urban land

A group of volunteers in Brooklyn mapped all the vacant city-owned properties in the borough, and discovered a remarkable amount of unused real estate. Now, they’re giving residents the tools to reclaim the land for the good of the community.

Urban Agriculture

Faraway farms: Chronicling urban agriculture around the world

Filmmaker Karney Hatch set out to document urban farming outside the U.S. Here's a sneak preview of what he found.

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