Food Feeding the City
In This Series
The future of urban agriculture is not about the 10-mile diet
Urban agriculture is a movement in transition. Agriculture has a vital role to play in cities, but it must be done in a way that keeps the urban fabric intact.
Would a Walmart solve West Oakland's and Nashville's food problems?
Getting fresh, healthy food into low-income urban areas known as "food deserts" isn't as simple as it appears. For example, should food-justice advocates be celebrating when Walmart is the one bringing an oasis of fresh groceries to these deserts?
Philadelphia's urban-farming roots go deep — and are spreading wide
Philly's homegrown ag movement isn't just about getting more local produce into farmers markets. It's focused on farming as a source of jobs and skills for city residents as well as a means to provide them affordable, healthy food.
Colin McCrate wants you to eat your yard [AUDIO SLIDESHOW]
There’s a new kind of farmer in town. Colin McCrate is using his agricultural know-how to convert sprawling urban yards into edible bounty.
Three projects that are watering Detroit's ‘food desert'
Food has emerged as the key motivating force of Detroiters' efforts to re-imagine their town as a thriving, livable place. Here are three representatives of the spirit driving the 21st-century version of the Motor City.
Can Oakland plant a policy revolution to match its grassroots efforts?
Unlike in Seattle or San Francisco, urban ag projects in Oakland have flourished through benign neglect.
New Agtivist: Gene Fredericks is thinking inside the city’s big box
They're the bane of urban and suburban areas alike: the vacant, boarded-up K-Marts and Home Depot Expos. But where most people see blight and a waste of space, San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneur Gene Fredericks sees opportunity: to grow food. Lots of food. Fredericks' latest venture, Big Green Boxes, offers a new, high-tech, sustainable approach to Feeding the City.
Smart cities are (un)paving the way for urban farmers and locavores
Across the U.S., cities are buckling up their green belts and introducing legislation to foster local-food production of everything from cucumbers to yellow limes, reports Kerry Trueman for Grist's Feeding the City series. Because nobody wants to get caught with their pantry down?
Three mobile vendors that are 'Feeding the City' one quick, guilt-free snack at a time
The Bay Area's Primo's Parilla and Let's Be Frank, along with People's Pops of New York, are making tasty, mid-priced food from quality ingredients.