Urban Agriculture Notes

Farming in the City: Washington DC’s Urban Agriculture Movement

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Little Wild Things Farm from Mary Ackley on Vimeo. DC’s urban farming scene is growing – its tendrils reaching into notable bars and restaurants all over the city. By Amanda Weisbrod Ontap Magazine June 2, 2018 Excerpt: When she was getting started, Ackley grew traditional vegetables but decided to switch to edible flowers and microgreens […]
Michael Levenston

Denmark: Allotment association proposes members ‘must speak Danish’

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“I can understand that it might sound racist and the wording does not convey what we intended,” he said. New H24 June 1, 2018 The proposal, which will be voted on at the association’s annual general meeting in August, was first reported by local newspaper Herning Folkeblad earlier this week. Garden allotment associations (kolonihaveforeninger in […]
Michael Levenston

Shepherding Vegetables From Roof to Restaurant in New York

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Liz Dowd, 33, of Brooklyn, is a farm manager for Brooklyn Grange.CreditRick Loomis for The New York Times We grow produce on the roofs of two buildings in New York City, one atop Building 3 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the other in Long Island City in Queens. By Perry Garfinkel New York Times June […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: Building on a Green Legacy: Trinity’s Urban Agriculture Pilot Project – Toronto

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Trinity students and Assistant Provost Dr. Jonathan Steels receive Chartwells Campus Project prize. An urban agriculture container garden will be created on the rooftop of one of buildings on the Trinity campus: North House of the Munk School of Global Affairs. Trinity College University of Toronto May 31, 2018 Excerpt: Using auto-irrigated pots, plants like […]
Michael Levenston

Urban agriculture could transform Baltimore’s blighted neighborhoods

2 months 1 week ago
City-Hydro, an urban farm that grows microgreens for local restaurants, is piloting an onsite growing program for restaurants. (Kenneth K. Lam) Today, there are more than 100 community and school gardens in Baltimore, as well as more than 20 urban farms and several organizations working to support urban producers. By Brent Flickinger Baltimore Sun May […]
Michael Levenston

Growing Popularity of Allotment Gardens in Urban Japan

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Click image to see larger file. Idle land on the outskirts of large cities is being rented from farmers by local governments or agricultural associations to be subdivided for individuals who pay a fee to farm on it. Nippon. com June 1, 2018 Excerpt: A study conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries […]
Michael Levenston

How to Become an Urban Farmer in Dallas

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Monica Rose / Photo by Elizabeth Lavin. In 2014, she launched Edible Landscapes Dallas after repeated requests to cultivate personal, “menu-specific” gardens. By Jill Broussard And Elizabeth Lavin D Home May 20, 2018 Excerpt: Monica Rose tends to her thoughtfully planted culinary gardens as a painter would contemplate every stroke—she nourishes, pinches, gathers produce, replants. […]
Michael Levenston

UA Magazine no. 34 – Measuring Impact

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Assessment of the urban or city region food system is an important basis for improved and evidence-based policy making and planning for more sustainable and resilient food systems. RUAF May 2018 In the past year we have seen the development of various assessment and indicator frameworks to help cities to map the current status and […]
Michael Levenston

US Dept of Agriculture and US Dept of Energy Workshop to Explore Vertical Agriculture,

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Featured Speakers Dr. Sabine O’Hara, Dr. Dickson Despommier,Dr. Raymond Wheeler, Dr. Weslynne Ashton, Nate Storey, Nick Starling. Sustainable Urban Ecosystems – Workshop June 27, 28 Damon Thompson Communications Director USDA Research, Education WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy will host a workshop on “Innovation and Design in […]
Michael Levenston

Participatory Design and Self-building in Shared Urban Open Spaces

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Photo by Nathan Kensinger. Community Gardens and Casitas in New York City By Carolin Mees, PhD/ Dr.Ing Architect Springer’s Urban Agriculture Series 2018 The book investigates the development of community gardens with self-built structures, which have existed as a shared public open space land use form in New York City’s low-come neighborhoods like the South […]
Michael Levenston

Allotment cocktails: why ‘garden’ garnishes are the next big thing in gin

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The trend for ‘garden’ cocktails has been dubbed field-to-glass drinking. Silent Pool Gin Garden – 50ml Silent Pool gin – 25ml gewürztraminer – Chopped strawberries – Geranium By Lucy Holden The Telegraph 26 MAY 2018 Excerpt: Gardener Sarah Raven recommends dropping pretty, blue, edible anchusa azurea flowers into an ice-cube tray before filling with water […]
Michael Levenston

Australia: Urban Agriculture Survey – Modelling urban agriculture’s impact on Melbourne’s food resilience and sustainability

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Dr Seona Candy. Is urban agriculture going to save the world? Could it at least help Melbourne’s food supply be more resilient? Is urban agriculture more, or less sustainable than other forms of agriculture? What resources get used to grow food in cities? How might this change in the future? Dr Seona Candy Project Lead […]
Michael Levenston

Australia: ‘More nutrients, fewer chemicals’: Urban farmer turns his backyard into a market garden

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It took weeks to transform Marc Clapton’s green lawn into a market garden in Port Macquarie on the New South Wales (Supplied: Marc Clapton) A study underway at the University of Melbourne has been gathering a broader set of data about urban agriculture’s role in ‘resilient city food systems’. By Emma Siossian ABC Mid North […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: Urban Farming – Hastings Creek Farm

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I personally have anywhere from 4-7 families that I am feeding seasonally at any one time. That’s around 10 kids that I am reaching. By Kim Tucker Hastings Creek Farm May 2018 Excerpt: Growing food and feeding people, whether it’s for yourself, your family, your neighbours, or strangers at a market or thru a CSA […]
Michael Levenston

The Fruit Forager’s Companion

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Ferments, Desserts, Main Dishes, and More from Your Neighborhood and Beyond By Sara Bir Chelsea Green Publishing June 2018 Half of the fruit that grows in yards and public spaces is never picked or eaten. Citrus trees are burdened with misshapen lemons, berries grow in tangled thickets on the roadside, and the crooked rows of […]
Michael Levenston

Urban farming comes to South Troy

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Dara Silbermann stands in her farm stand garden May 25, 2018 in Troy, N.Y. (Skip Dickstein/Times Union) A pioneering urban farmer is transforming a South Troy corner lot used by the city to dump snow into a 2,600-square-foot micro-farm and farm stand to sell fresh produce to neighborhood residents. By Kenneth C. Crowe II Times […]
Michael Levenston

UK: Starbucks Offers “Grounds For Your Garden” From Local Stores

2 months 2 weeks ago
Starbucks has joined forces with The Allotments & Gardens Council UK to offer green-fingered gardeners the chance to pick up coffee grounds from their local store to use on there plants, as the grounds can help boost plant growth. By Ben Wood CIWM Journal May 24, 2018 Excerpt: The “Grounds For Your Garden” scheme sees […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: Take a ride through Victoria’s growing urban agriculture movement

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Riders on The Urban Sustainable Food Tour will venture through the city, tasting samples from eateries with local, sustainable food practices while learning about Victoria’s growing urban agriculture movement. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS Tours are slated for May 30, June 27, July 11 and July 25 – they include the cost of a bike rental, snacks […]
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