Urban Agriculture Notes

The Community Food Forest Handbook

4 weeks 1 day ago
How to Plan, Organize, and Nurture Edible Gathering Places By Catherine Bukowski, John Munsell Foreword by LaManda Joy Chelsea Green Available: July 26, 2018 Fueled by the popularity of permaculture and agroecology, community food forests are capturing the imaginations of people in neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the United States. Along with community gardens and […]
Michael Levenston

The Huntington Ranch Garden – an urban agricultural garden project

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A $1.1 million grant from the Foundation helped launch the Ranch Project in 2009 in San Marino, CA. The Ranch Garden includes a mixture of edible landscapes, in which fruit trees mingle with native shrubs, perennial herbs, and reseeding annuals. Small annual crop planting beds are interspersed throughout, with a concentrated row crop area at […]
Michael Levenston

Singapore: Urban farming social enterprise bears fruit for local community

4 weeks 1 day ago
Bjorn Low, co-founder of Edible Garden City (back row, first from right), and the Citizen Farm team. Edible Garden City holds workshops at its production arm, Citizen Farm, and collaborates with local primary schools to teach farming to students. Edible Garden City has two aims: bring people together through farming and solve the sustainability problem […]
Michael Levenston

University of Kentucky research shows that urban gardens can aid in pollinator conservations; monarchs, bees can thrive

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Monarch butterflies. UK researchers also studied each milkweed species ability to be incorporated into a small garden as some plants tend to spread from their original boundaries. Species that tend to stay where they are planted include swamp milkweed, butterflyweed, and spider milkweed. Excerpt: A recent study conducted by the University of Kentucky Department of […]
Michael Levenston

Philippines: ‘Urban farming to make Filipinos food self-sufficient’

4 weeks 2 days ago
Senato Cynthia Villar joined reaping the crops with the participants after a three-month training workshop on urban farming. Practicing agriculture “even in limited spaces in urban areas,” she said, may address “hunger, poor nutrition and food security” concerns, “and you will soon become food sufficient.” By Prince Golez Panay News July 12, 2018 Excerpt: MANILA […]
Michael Levenston

Reviving monastery’s city farm in Washington, D.C. started a century before urban agriculture was cool

1 month ago
The restored greenhouse will allow gardeners to grow vegetables year-round to supply area food banks. (Adrian Higgins/The Washington Post) Last year, the garden yielded 8,600 pounds of produce, which was disbursed to more than 20 food banks feeding thousands of people in need. By Adrian Higgins Gardening columnist Washington Post July 11, 2018 Excerpt: Members […]
Michael Levenston

Washington’s Edible Flower Business – Little Wild Things Farm

1 month ago
We offer over 50 unique varieties of microgreens, shoots, and edible flowers. By Good Morning Washington WJLA July 9th 2018 WASHINGTON (ABC7) — A multi-location urban farm in the heart of Washington, D.C., Little Wild Things Farm partners with landowners to turn underutilized space into beautiful, productive urban gardens. Kidd visited the farm and learned […]
Michael Levenston

Taipei community garden guide tours open for registration

1 month ago
The community garden is frequented by stray cats. “Residents take advantage of this trend to create a garden which uses cats as its theme, as well as building a habitat for cats next to the garden,” By George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer 2018/07/09 Excerpt: TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei’s Department of Economic Development (DED) and the […]
Michael Levenston

99½ Homesteading Poems

1 month ago
A Backyard Guide to Raising Creatures, Growing Opportunity, and Cultivating Community By Kenny Coogan Self Published Forthcoming October 1, 2018 99½ Homesteading Poems offers inspiration and advice through themed poems covering gardening, DIY projects, building community, raising livestock and over 20 farm-to-fork recipes. Poems are functional yet funny. Empowers homesteaders, urban-farmers and city slickers to […]
Michael Levenston

Philippines: Urban greening – vegetable gardens in the cities

1 month ago
The National Nutrition Council (NNC) in Davao urged the public to go back to the basics of gardening and planting nutritious vegetables aside from flowers and ornamental plants. By F.E.Hidalgo Sun San Daveo July 9, 2018 Excerpt: The next is gardening in water-clogged areas. We call this a floating garden. Elevated plots can be made. […]
Michael Levenston

Singapore: New Therapeutic Garden opens at Choa Chu Kang Park

1 month ago
The new Therapeutic Garden at Choa Chu Kang Park, the first in the growing network of therapeutic gardens that will serve the community living in the west of Singapore.St Photo: Syamil Sapari The growing network of Therapeutic Gardens is connected to Singapore’s ageing population. By Deepanraj Ganesan Straits Times July 7, 2018 Excerpt: A specific […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: Edmonton woman encourages city-dwellers to forage along the Bow River and enjoy the fruits of their labour

1 month ago
Melinda Robbins has been foraging for berries in the river valley for seven years. She developed a green thumb while foraging with her parents during her childhood. After taking a hiatus to focus on her career, she returned to forage in city parks, picking everything from the ubiquitous saskatoon berries to chokecherries. Now, she’s hoping […]
Michael Levenston

Does farming have a place in the new Detroit?

1 month ago
Mark Covington, 46, started the Georgia Street Community Collective with his family in his childhood neighborhood where his mother lives in 2008 after being out of work and cleaning up empty lots nearby. Covington is photographed in the garden at GSCC in Detroit on Friday, July 6, 2018. (Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press) […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: Take an elevator to a rooftop garden in Montreal

1 month ago
Santropol Roulant uses food as a vehicle to create trust and build bridges between individuals, generations and cultures, and social engagement through youth leadership development initiatives. Santropol Roulant celebrates this year’s Rue Fermier and its 23rd birthday with the inauguration of its accessible rooftop garden. By Catherine Johnston Press Release July 12, 2018 For the […]
Michael Levenston

The (Very Gentle) Fight to Save a Downingtown “Food Forest”

1 month ago
Dale Hendricks eyeing heartnut flowers. A band of merry pranksters wants to resurrect an urban farming utopia — if they can save it from the developer’s ax. By Sandy Hingston· Philadelphia 7/7/2018 Excerpt: Dale Hendricks picks up a honey locust pod, snaps it open, and prods with his thumb at the glutinous lining. “Pigs will […]
Michael Levenston

Belgian supermarket starts serving homegrown produce from rooftop garden

1 month ago
Belgian supermarket starts serving homegrown produce from rooftop garden | Euronews Called the “Urban Farm”, the garden contains rows of vegetables and a greenhouse for the colder months. Euro News July 2018 (Must see. Mike) Excerpt: Shoppers in the Brussels neighbourhood of Ixelles are going green and eating clean as the Boondael Delhaize supermarket sells […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: Beehives installed at Mississauga City Hall

1 month ago
The city has installed a honey bee hive on the fourth floor of the Mississauga Civic Centre. L to R: Sarah Piett, M.E.S., Natural Heritage Coordinator, Forestry; Mayor Bonnie Crombie; Kendall Wayow, Manager, Building Services & Operations, City of Mississauga – City of Mississauga The hive is expected to produce 15 kilograms of honey or […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: Good things grow in Hamilton

1 month ago
Steel City urban farming scene keeps growing By Emily O’rourke The Silhouette Jul 5, 2018 Excerpt: While Hamilton is home to more than 700,000 people, nearly 80 per cent of the city is made up of rural and agricultural land. That’s why, in recent years, the city has changed its mind regarding urban farms. In […]
Michael Levenston
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