Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture

Indoor farm in Brooklyn helps feed hundreds of families

In Bedford-Stuyvesant, an increasingly hip but historically low-income Brooklyn neighborhood, one food pantry is also an indoor farm. The New York Daily News visited the Child Development Support Corporation, where every Thursday morning clients harvest lettuce, bok choy, and collard greens that help feed hundreds of families. Right now the greens are all grown hydroponically indoors, but the farm has plans to expand, adding a rooftop garden with cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers. It will also be offering hydroponics workshops and cooking demos.

Urban Agriculture

Beyond ‘ruin porn': Film gives farm’s-eye view of Detroit

The documentary Urban Roots shows us a new view of Detroit through the eyes of its dedicated urban farmers.

Urban Agriculture

Mexico City’s urbanization threatens ancient ‘floating gardens’

Chinampas, or floating gardens -- small artificial islands full of crops, built up on shallow lake beds -- once sustained the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, producing multiple harvests every year. They still exist in Mexico City, for now.

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Into the woods: Seattle plants a public food forest

Urban orchards are growing in popularity all over the country, but Seattle is taking it further with this public fruit experiment.

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Urban farming in Detroit gets the documentary it deserves

Urban Roots is a documentary about farming within the city limits of Detroit, and as such, it’s a handy way to get an education on the subject in something like 90 minutes.

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Farming the ‘burbs

Suburban farmers might just have the best of both worlds: A captive audience hungry for hyper local produce and the space to grow more food than their city counterparts.

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Breaking through the myths: New book seeks to redefine urban farming

The Breaking Through Concrete crew is back, and now they have a book that chronicles urban farming around the U.S.

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Breaking Through Concrete [SLIDESHOW]

Get the lay of the urban farm land with these striking photos from Kansas City, Santa Cruz, and everywhere in between.

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Sweden builds 18-story greenhouse

Swedish company Plantagon International is taking the urban greenhouse to the next level, and then the 17 levels beyond that. Their new vertical greenhouse in Linköping, Sweden will be 177 feet high.

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