Urban Agriculture Notes

Qualité Et Usages Des Sols Urbains: Points De Vigilance

1 month ago
En conclusion, les différentes orienta- tions examinées dans cette synthèse doivent être étudiées en intégrant l’en- semble des composantes de la qualité des sols et plus largement de l‘environ- nement urbain (eau d’arrosage, retom- bées atmosphériques). Chloé Besnard (Université Nantes), Philippe Branchu (CEREMA), Ronald Charvet (Ville de Paris), Francis Douay (ISA Lille), Thierry Lebeau (Université […]
Michael Levenston

Bangladesh: Turkey Farming to improve inner city food security in Dhaka

1 month 1 week ago
From my own experience, turkeys can be well managed, if they are fed chick mash and use the water drinker covered by green paper so that they can recognize the water pot. Dr.Mohammed Habibur Rahman, Professor of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh 2018 Excerpt: In Dhaka, it is generally taken […]
Michael Levenston

Eco-Efficiency Assessment and Food Security Potential of Home Gardening: A Case Study in Padua, Italy

1 month 1 week ago
Figure 1. Case study specifications: (a) Location of Padua (Italy) and aerial image of the home garden (©Google Earth); (b) Design and dimensions of the garden and the plots; (c) Calendar of experimental crops, including crop cycle (days). The practices recommended to improve the eco-efficiency of home gardens should focus on minimization of the use […]
Michael Levenston

Revisiting the Sustainability Concept of Urban Food Production from a Stakeholders’ Perspective

1 month 1 week ago
Click image to see larger file. A vacant lot garden behind a factory. Hoeing beets on the McKelvey school farm, Pittsburg. RedCross News, March 1920 The growing urban population and the environmental awareness of the globalized food system has led to the expansion of urban food production (UFP) through the reincorporation of agriculture in cities […]
Michael Levenston

Ireland: In East Wall, Dublin, A Plan For A City Farm

1 month 1 week ago
Lord Mayor Ring says that he’d “be quite happy that this will be run quite professionally”. By Cónal Thomas Dublin Inqurer July 4, 2018 Excerpt: Dublin Port Company is looking at putting a city farm on some of its land in East Wall. Some of its staff went to look at six city farms in […]
Michael Levenston

Can Vertical Farms Reap Their Harvest? It’s Anyone’s Bet

1 month 1 week ago
Photo courtesy of Plenty. Indoor-grown produce is available in more than 20 supermarket chains nationwide. But despite massive investment, questions remain about efficiency and costs. By Steve Holt Civil Eats 07.02.18 Excerpt: In 2016, AeroFarms, now considered an industry leader, spent $30 million on its flagship aeroponic farm in Newark. The majority of these costs […]
Michael Levenston

This New York salad bar harvests your lunch before your eyes

1 month 1 week ago
Vertically grown microgreens harvested from directly behind the counter at Harvest2Order salad bar in New York City. (Courtesy) Israeli-Americans Liz Vaknin and Shelley Golan are revolutionizing the food industry with tasty, nutrition-dense microgreens grown right behind the counter. By Danielle Ziri Times of Isreal 1 July 2018 Excerpt: This intriguing vertical lab is not just […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: Montreal Botanical Garden welcomes sheep and goats to take on the weeds

1 month 1 week ago
Marie-Ève Julien-Denis is an urban shepherd with Biquette à Montréal. (Sarah Leavitt/CBC) The Urban Agriculture Laboratory is monitoring the animals as a research project By Sarah Leavitt CBC News Jun 30, 2018 Excerpt: Instead of relying on lawnmowers and manually removing the weeds, the Montreal Botanical Garden has turned to a team of nine sheep […]
Michael Levenston

Coeur et Sol Urban Farms in Essex County, NJ

1 month 1 week ago
Chelsa M Hernandez, urban farmer. Sustainable Farming, Educational Agriculture, Community Engagement, Urban Homestead, Local Produce, Soil Grown Microgreens, Free Range Chicken Eggs By Kristin Wald Baristanet Profile June 29, 20180 Excerpt: I am a farmer and small business owner at Coeur et Sol Urban Farms LLC where I grow microgreens, lettuce mixes, root crops, tomatoes, […]
Michael Levenston

The LEED Gold-seeking Edible Academy teaches urban farming in NYC

1 month 1 week ago
Click image to see larger file. Images by Marlon Co / The New York Botanical Garden and Robert Benson Photography “With this dedicated three-acre facility, the Edible Academy also provides an innovative national model for other institutions and schools expanding their garden-based education programs.” By Lucy Wang Inhabitat June 29, 2018 (Must see. Mike) Excerpt: […]
Michael Levenston

UK: Bees have evolved to be city dwellers and prefer urban areas to countryside, study finds

1 month 1 week ago
The researchers believe predators, agricultural pesticides and a reduction of food in rural areas mean city gardens have become safer for bees CREDIT: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP Last month it was announced an insect “road network” should be created throughout Britain to protect species such as bees, butterflies and moths from decline. By Henry Bodkin The […]
Michael Levenston

Germany: Herrenhausen Conference “Urban Agricultural Heritage and the Shaping of Future Cities”

1 month 1 week ago
Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany – 6 – 8 May, 2019 Submitted by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Lohrberg Organised with the support of the Volkswagen Foundation and the cooperation of Lionella Scazzosi (Italy), Makoto Yokohari (Japan) and Jorge Pena-Diaz (Cuba) Note: There are travel grants for young researchers and young professionals which include the conference and a […]
Michael Levenston

Boston’s Mattapan urban farm renovation complete

1 month 2 weeks ago
(From left to right) Kathy Kottaridis,executive director of Historic Boston Inc., state Rep. Russell Holmes, former state Rep. Mel King and Mayor Martin Walsh cut the ribbon at the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm. Photo: Mayor’s Office photo by Isabel Leon “This farm is going to create jobs, train people on how to grow food and […]
Michael Levenston

Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems

1 month 2 weeks ago
Dr. Afton Halloran completed her PhD on cricket farming in Thailand and Kenya in August 2017 under the GREEiNSECT research project at the University of Copenhagen. By Afton Halloran (Editor), Roberto Flore (Editor), Paul Vantomme (Editor), Nanna Roos (Editor) Springer; 1st ed. May 15 2018 Excerpt: This text provides an important overview of the contributions […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: Green Chinatown Montreal Garden

1 month 2 weeks ago
The garden offers unique opportunities to produce Chinese and Asian traditional crops otherwise unavailable locally. From the Green Chinatown website Excerpt: 2011 Green Chinatown Montreal (GCM), a second garden which is also located on the outdoor terrace of the Montreal Chinese Hospital, was inspired by Dr. Satoshi Ikeda who established Global Futures Lab through the […]
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