Urban Agriculture

Peebottle Farms: Chicken run

In which our heroine travels to a real farm and resists buying a dozen laying hens -- but settles for a half-dozen.

When soil isn’t green (it’s people)

Gardeners should take a good hard look at what's in our urban soil. But does that mean rural soil should get off easy?

Securing a food future in cities: a case study in repurposing military bases

Farm programs on abandoned military land are opportunities to strengthen food deserts.

New Agtivist: Lisa Gross is covering the city with trees

Grist's New Agtivist interview series returns, with the voice behind the Boston Tree Party -- a plan to create a massive, decentralized urban orchard.

Ask Umbra at the tar-sands protests and on the radio

Ask Umbra joins the tar-sands protests and gets interviewed by a radio program called Mrs. Green's World.

Raising chickens is totally rock and roll

Jenifer Jourdanne has expensive tastes, expensive shoes, and "designer chickens." In an essay in xoJane, she talks about how her long-standing backyard coop didn't dent her rocker cred: I will have you know I was a maverick. I was the …

Peebottle Farms: Cooped up in the city

As soon as it got warm enough, Tei and I started bickering about the chicken coop. The plan was that "we" would build it, but we both knew that meant Tei would grumble about it first, and then reluctantly figure …

Airport beekeeping project is a win-win-win

A new project raises bees on undeveloped land near O'Hare Airport, trains ex-convicts in beekeeping, and sells the resulting honey and beeswax.

Peebottle Farms: Back to the land in Brooklyn

Welcome to my Bedford-Stuyvesant urban farm.