Urban Agriculture Notes

Toward Sustainable Relations Between Agriculture and the City

3 months 2 weeks ago
Presents multilevel approaches of sustainable relations between agriculture and the city Written by scientists in agronomy, geography and urban planning Includes methodological frameworks and case studies in Europe and the Mediterranean Editors: Soulard, Christophe-Toussaint, Perrin, Coline, Valette, Elodie (Eds.) Springer 2018 This book gives an overview of frameworks, methods, and case studies useful for the […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: Would-be urban farmers peeved by provincial building code regulations in Edmonton

3 months 2 weeks ago
Mike Day, left, and Andy Day, right, hope city council will make it easier for urban farmers to use shipping containers to grow produce. (KEVIN TUONG) Report by city administration says all structures larger than 10 square metres must measure up By Ameya Charnalia StarMetro Edmonton April 17, 2018 Excerpt: Some urban farmers say stringent […]
Michael Levenston

Malaysia aims to double its urban farming communities to 20,000 by 2020

3 months 2 weeks ago
Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek. “It can be done when people take advantage of small plots of land at their homes.” By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris And Hidayatul Akmal Ahmad New Straits Times April 22, 2018 Excerpt: Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said to date […]
Michael Levenston

The Usborne Book of Growing Food

3 months 2 weeks ago
By Abigail Wheatley (Author) Usborne Gardening for Beginners 2017 A simple step-by-step introduction to growing food in containers both inside and out. Projects include carrots from seeds, climbing cucumbers, edible flowers, popcorn, squash shaped like flying saucers and much more. Includes pages with essential planting techniques and tips on when to water, how to deal […]
Michael Levenston

UK: Disused Dundee bowling green could be turned into community garden producing food for local area

3 months 2 weeks ago
Lochee Councillor Michael Marra at the former bowling green. “The local community will benefit hugely from this project by producing fresh nutritional food, becoming more physically active and receiving all the amazing perks of being outside.” By Lindsey Hamilton Evening Telegraph April 21, 2018 Excerpt: t’s proposed that the unused Lochee Park bowling green could […]
Michael Levenston

Urban Agriculture 2018 – 1st International Conference on Urban Agriculture and City Sustainability

3 months 2 weeks ago
9 – 11 October, 2018 – New Forest, UK Wessex Institute Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7AA, UK Introduction The aim of the Conference is to review and discuss ways in which urban agriculture can contribute to achieving sustainable cities. As urban populations continue to increase it is essential to consider ways of reducing their […]
Michael Levenston

Wood Pallet DIY Projects: 20 Building Projects to Enrich Your Home, Your Heart & Your Community

3 months 3 weeks ago
Several years ago when a friend asked Baltimore cabinet maker Stephen Fitzberger to build raised garden beds to teach Baltimore City children how to grow food, a novel idea was born. By Stephen Fitzberger (Author), Diane Fitzberger (Author) Fox Chapel Publishing Jun 12 2018 He didn’t have funds for the project, so he used reclaimed […]
Michael Levenston

UK: London Red Double-Decker Urban Farm

3 months 3 weeks ago
Photo Matt Writtle. The Farmbus is no regular red double decker: inside it’s a top-spec sustainable strawberry factory. By Katie Strick Evening Standard Apr. 19, 2018 Excerpt: The floors are lined with pot plants, tomato vines and coriander leaves. Hanging baskets swing from the handrails and the driver’s seat is blanketed in a green layer […]
Michael Levenston

New York: Seeds Planted for Rooftop Gardens to Feed Midtown Needs

3 months 3 weeks ago
Much of the produce Inner City Farmer grows is donated to a women’s shelter and a church’s food pantry in Hell’s Kitchen. | Photo courtesy of Inner City Farmer. A rooftop garden could provide numerous benefits — including nutritious food and job opportunities — for those who are homeless By Dusica Sue Malesevic Chelsea Now […]
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