Urban Agriculture Notes

The Veggie Bike from Urban Harvest in St. Louis

3 weeks ago
They grow healthy produce across a network of six urban farms in downtown and North St. Louis Fox 2 Now St. Louis July 21, 2018 Excerpt: T. LOUIS – Urban Harvest STL believes that all members of our community should have equitable access to fresh, healthy food regardless of socioeconomic status, race or location. They […]
Michael Levenston

Boston Microgreens

3 weeks ago
Left to right: Matt Alto and Oliver Homberg, the co-founders of Boston Microgreens. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University They’re looking for a bigger space to grow microgreens and hope to partner with local elementary schools to bring kids into their outdoor gardens. By Molly Callahan Northeastern News July 19, 2018 Excerpt: Oliver Homberg and Matt […]
Michael Levenston

One man’s struggle to keep farming Detroit land bank property

3 weeks 1 day ago
Tyson Gersh. (Photo: Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press) Gersh said his dealings with the land bank have been “like an emotional roller coaster.” By Jennifer Dixon, Detroit Free Press July 19, 2018 Excerpt: Gersh said his group has been in negotiations with the land bank over the future of the farm, where he grows more […]
Michael Levenston

UK: The quirky plan to grow fruit and vegetables on Manchester city centre rooftops – using live fish

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Dr Andrew Jenkins and inset, the garden on the rooftop of Irwell House, Salford. Experiments have revealed that city centre buildings could be turned into market gardens producing up to 180 million packs of salad a year By David Thame Manchester Evening News July 21, 2018 Excerpt: The project at Irwell House, Blackfriars, Salford, demonstrated […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: Suburban B.C. couple keeps heritage farm thriving – in family for 90 years

3 weeks 2 days ago
Gemma McNeill at Zaklan Heritage Farm checks lettuce ready for transplanting with a farm employee. The farm works with family members and has three employees for field and greenhouse work. | Barbara Duckworth photo Vegetable farm in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland grows produce in fields and greenhouses on eight acres of land By Barbara Duckworth […]
Michael Levenston

Hong Kong TV Features People Cooking and Eating Insects

3 weeks 2 days ago
A Culinary Revolution By Alice Kan Pearl Magazine July 19, 2018 Pearl Magazine features a wide range of stories relevant to viewers in Hong Kong & around the world. Our journalists cover topics including social, political, education & health issues, economic & business trends etc. These stories include: food tech benefits & challenges, post-retirement jobs, […]
Michael Levenston

Ohio State Producing New Crop Of Urban Farmers

3 weeks 2 days ago
Mark Van Fleet grows vegetables at Harriet Gardens on Columbus’ South Side. He’s a graduate of the Master Urban Farmer program at the Ohio State Extension. Credit Debbie Holmes / Wosu “I think as the number of urban farms increases, you know, the infrastructure increases, it’s a whole lot easier for small producers to ban […]
Michael Levenston

Lawmaker Seeks to Expand Urban Farming In Illinois

3 weeks 3 days ago
State Rep. Sonya Harper has sponsored a measure which is intended to incentivize urban agriculture. Simpson suggested there are several locations where an urban farming district might work, including the warehouse district south of downtown. By Eric Stock WGLT July 18, 2018 Excerpt: “I think my district perfectly represents the two Chicagos that everybody talks […]
Michael Levenston

UK: Feilden Fowles Tucks a Fully Functioning Farm into a Vacant London Lot

3 weeks 5 days ago
Courtesy Peter Cook. The Waterloo City Farm, also home to the firm’s studio, delivers good design—and vegetables and barnyard critters—to communities in need. By George Kafka Metropolis July 17, 2018 Excerpt: From metalworks and nightclubs in archways, to skateparks and cinemas beneath highways, the cracks and gaps in London’s urban fabric often provide unexpected spaces […]
Michael Levenston

Malta: A student’s conceptual proposal offers some food for thought

3 weeks 6 days ago
The student is proposing using the new space to develop a facility for growing fresh produce on a commercial scale. Regional Road urban farming? by Philip Leone Ganado Times Malta July 16, 2018 Excerpt: The government announced last March it was looking into roofing a section of the road close to the Santa Venera tunnels […]
Michael Levenston

Helping the Homeless Through Farm-to-Table Training in San Francisco

3 weeks 6 days ago
Farming Hope: Empower individuals out of homelessness, Create dignified work & safe spaces, Grow and share food, Serve one another Great Big Story Jul 16, 2018 (Must see. Mike) There’s a San Francisco garden growing more than just produce. In a city plagued by homelessness, the Farming Hope Initiative offers urban farming and cooking training […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: Montreal supermarket offers fresh produce from its rooftop garden

4 weeks ago
A worker harvests produce from a rooftop garden of an IGA supermarket in the Montreal borough of Saint-Laurent. Phil Carpenter/Global News “People don’t believe that we can grow veggies on a rooftop,” laughs Carl Pichette, marketing vice-president for Sobeys Quebec. By Phil Carpenter Photojournalist Global News Excerpt: They have planted a 23,000-square foot rooftop garden […]
Michael Levenston

School for Urban Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin

4 weeks ago
Rep. Goyke Commends UW School for Urban Agriculture Initiative Federal USDA grant follows on urban farming legislation introduced by Rep. Goyke calling for a School of Urban Agriculture in Wisconsin By State Rep. Evan Goyke Urban Milwaukee Jul 12th, 2018 Excerpt: The University of Wisconsin – Madison recently received a three year federal grant from […]
Michael Levenston
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