Urban Agriculture Notes

Urban agriculture—Europe’s untapped potential

1 month 4 weeks ago
This was the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary study of urban agriculture in Europe. Published in 2015, it still attracts interest from researchers and policymakers alike, and will be presented at the 2018 Green Week. Frank Lohrberg / Lilli Lika / Lionella Scazzosi / Axel Timpe (eds.) European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) June 11, 2018 […]
Michael Levenston

The Honeybee

1 month 4 weeks ago
Kirsten Hall is a former preschool and elementary school teacher who has authored more than a hundred learn-to-read stories for emergent readers. By Kirsten Hall (Author), Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator) Atheneum Books for Young Readers May 8, 2018 “In bouncy, lilting verse and vibrant, inviting artwork, this ode to the humble honeybee is dripping with charm…. […]
Michael Levenston

1660 – New York City (New Amsterdam) Map Depicts Urban Farms

2 months ago
See full 1660 city map of downtown New York City. The Castello Plan-Evidence of Horticulture in New Netherland or Cartographer’s Whimsy? Schaefer, Richard and Janowitz, Meta Fayden (2005) “The Castello Plan-Evidence of Horticulture in New Netherland or Cartographer’s Whimsy?,” Northeast Historical Archaeology: Vol. 34 34, Article 3. (Must read. Mike) Excerpts: In his Journal, which […]
Michael Levenston

Virginia State University’s Summerseat Urban Garden Project and Urban Agriculture Certification

2 months ago
Click image to see larger file. Preliminary plans for Summerseat Urban Garden Project near Virginia State University’s campus call for a possible incubator kitchen, which would teach the public how to grow food, prepare and preserve it. The Summerseat Urban Garden Project will transform a 2.2-acre historic land parcel into a food and agricultural hub […]
Michael Levenston

Belgian start-up plans 150 urban roof top farms

2 months ago
Belgian start-up Peas&Love has secured 1.2 million euro in investments to develop 150 urban farming projects… on rooftops. Currently the company has developed two urban roof top farms in Brussels and two in Paris. By Karin Bosteels Published in Food 07/06/2018 Excerpt: Three years into its existence, Peas&Love accounts for 600 allotments, divided over the […]
Michael Levenston

How an urban farms project in Dallas and a fellowship garden in Connecticut are helping their communities

2 months ago
From providing fresh food for the community to regenerating unused spaces, urban food-growing projects have flourished in the US. By Rachel Obordo and Guardian readers Guardian June 7, 2018 Excerpt: In Orange, Connecticut, the food production company Watson’s fellowship garden has been running for four years. The company grows produce for food banks and had […]
Michael Levenston

Atop the mid-Atlantic’s largest rooftop farm – 17,000 square feet

2 months ago
North Bethesda, Maryland. (Must see video. Mike) Quarter Acre Rooftop Farm Washington (ABC7) June, 2018 Excerpt: The 17,000-square-foot rooftop garden at Pike & Rose is Up Top Acres’ biggest project to date. “Our mission aligned with that of Federal Realty for the garden at Pike & Rose,” Grina said. “We are opening it officially this […]
Michael Levenston

‘Grow’ – A children’s book

2 months ago
Illustrator Olivia Holden was born and raised in a small English village. By Cynthia Platt (Author), Olivia Holden (Illustrator) Amicus Ink March 13, 2018 Can one little girl transform a neighborhood? With a seed of an idea and helping hands from neighbors, a girl’s dream to clean up an abandoned city lot grows into something […]
Michael Levenston

A Seed is the Start

2 months ago
Meet seeds that pop, hop, creep, and explode in this vividly illustrated introduction to the simplest concepts of botany. By Melissa Stewart Penguin Random House Feb 13, 2018 The story, which is perfect for elementary school Common Core learning, carefully highlights the many ways that seeds get from here to there, engaging children’s curiosity with […]
Michael Levenston

Turn This Book Into a Beehive!

2 months ago
And 19 Other Experiments and Activities That Explore the Amazing World of Bees By Lynn Brunelle Workman April 03, 2018 What a promise! Actually, promises. First, here’s a book that teaches kids all about the fascinating world of bees. Second, fun exercises, activities, and illustrations engage the imagination and offer a deeper understanding of bee […]
Michael Levenston

Carrot City: Designing for Urban Agriculture

2 months ago
View over 100 Carrot City case studies! By Joe Nasr, Mark Gorgolewski, June Komisar Ten years ago this month, a pioneering event took place. As the description below states, this may have been the first gathering that connected urban design and planning issues to food and agriculture. This symposium was accompanied by an exhibition that […]
Michael Levenston

China: Divide grows over Chongqing’s urban farms

2 months ago
Residents had complained of seepage through their ceilings, as well as of foul-smelling fertilizers, growing insect populations, and blocked fire escapes. Global Times 2018/6/4 A 20,000-square-meter rooftop farm is a source of pride for some in the urban farming movement taking root in China’s metropolis of Chongqing. Topping a 33-meter-tall high-rise, the giant space includes […]
Michael Levenston

Cockroach sushi? Inside a farming revolution that could cure cancer, compost waste – and shake up menus

2 months 1 week ago
Some cockroach farmers sell their insects to restaurants to be made into dishes such as cockroach sushi. Photo. Hundreds of cockroach farmers across China are unleashing the insects’ potential in the country’s war on waste, in medicine, and deep or stir-fried By Yujing Liu South China Posr June 2, 2018 Excerpt: At a facility in […]
Michael Levenston

Hong Kong: Very MK Rooftop Farm – now closed

2 months 1 week ago
Click image to see larger file. Only 2.3% of Hong Kong’s vegetables are locally produced, this number is expected to decrease with the development plans. By Rachel Young, Fulbright Research Scholar, Hong Kong HK Rooftop Farming Project Published on May 31, 2016 Excerpts: Very MK Rooftop Farm was founded on April 2014 on the 6th […]
Michael Levenston
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