Urban Agriculture Notes

AccorHotels now using 600 onsite urban food gardens

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The urban vegetable garden at Novotel London Waterloo produced enough pesticide-free basil to stock the kitchen all summer. Hospitality giant AccorHotels has announced that it is on track to install urban fruit and vegetable gardens at 1,000 of its 4,500 global hotels by 2020, as part of its commitment to cut emissions from food transportation […]
Michael Levenston

African refugee grows homeland’s bitter eggplants in Vermont

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Before arriving in the United States in 2007, Ndagijimana knew only life in a refugee camp. She was born in one in Rwanda to parents from neighboring Burundi. By Lisa Rathke Associated Press Aug 9, 2018 Excerpt: After surviving refugee camps in Africa, Janine Ndagijimana settled in Vermont and began to dream of farming. When […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: Edible planters on Portland Street in Dartmouth come to fruition

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Scott DeCoste (left), a board member with the Dartmouth Community Health Board, and Tim Rissesco, executive director of the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission, at one of the six planters on Portland Street in which they’ve been growing food this summer. The produce from these planters is available for picking by residents and visitors. (SUZANNE RENT) […]
Michael Levenston

An indoor farming company makes a uniquely San Francisco debut

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Plenty’s farm. Only 24 percent of grocery store produce is identified by brand, Barnard says, so Plenty’s products could get lost in the shuffle. by Caleb Pershan S.F. Eater Aug 8, 2018 Excerpt: A South-San Francisco based vertical farming company. Plenty, which hasn’t yet sold its produce to local consumers, is staging its very Bay […]
Michael Levenston

Council Member Espinal Launches Largest New York City Site for Urban Agriculture

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Rafael Espinal (right of Bernie Sanders) is the Council member for the 37th District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat. “Urban agriculture offers countless benefits to our communities. It can provide access to affordable, healthy food, create jobs, and improve our environment,” said Council Member Espinal. By Tiffany Cordero Bushwick Daily […]
Michael Levenston

Chicago’s Advocates for Urban Agriculture

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Chicago’s motto is “City in a Garden” ABC 7 Aug 5, 2018 Excerpt: There are dozens of them across Chicago. They vary in size and purpose. But all of them are providing fresh, healthy food, sometimes for neighborhoods where there isn’t much available. And an organization working to help all these farms grow is Advocates […]
Michael Levenston

UK: The Urban Farmer – Sutton Community Farm

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Picture: Joris Gunawardena (C) Miles Willis Kester Muller quizzes Joris Gunawardena, the director of Sutton Community Farm, London’s most productive community food-growing space. By Kester Muller Sustain Web Aug 2, 2018 Excerpt: You Used To Work As A Chef. What Inspired Your Move Into Food Growing? I’ve always loved food. In restaurants the beauty created […]
Michael Levenston

$233,750 in funding from Minnesota Department of Agriculture – Urban Agriculture Projects

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1870 Graphic. Nine projects designed to encourage urban youth agricultural programs By Amanda Ostuni Twin Cities Business July 31, 2018 Excerpt: The 2018 AGRI Urban Agriculture Grant recipients who will work in this space are: Appetite for Change: A Minneapolis-based company that will provide job readiness training to North Minneapolis youth through urban farming and […]
Michael Levenston

From Total Landscape Care: Trending now: Understanding urban farming

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Many customers nowadays are interested in edible gardening, sustainability, composting and other green living options, and another trend that’s continued to grow in popularity is urban farming. By Beth Hyatt Total Landscape Care July 31, 2018 Excerpt: When creating an urban farm for your customer, keep in mind that zoning laws play a large role […]
Michael Levenston

Hong Kong’s gardens in the sky

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See video here. More than 60 rooftop farms have emerged in Hong Kong over the past decade. By Calvin Guan and Gene Lin Inkstone News Aug 1, 2018 Excerpt: How do you farm in one of the world’s most crowded cities? You grow vegetables on the city’s high-rise rooftops. Osbert Lam is the owner of […]
Michael Levenston

40 cows set to board Dutch ‘Floating Farm

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Transport of the farm’s base from Zaandam to Rotterdam. Image source: Beladon A total of 40 Meuse Rhine Issel or Rotbunt cows will board the Floating Farm By Breifne O’Brien AgriLand Aug 1, 2018 Excerpt: An ongoing project has been causing quite a stir in the Dutch city of Rotterdam recently as the construction of […]
Michael Levenston

Japan: National Daily Newspaper, The Mainichi, Sees Value in Detroit’s Urban Agriculture

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See: Japanese Commuters Grow Veggies On Train Station Rooftops Some Japanese experts are studying post-bankruptcy Detroit for guidance on how to deal with their own country’s population decline. Posted By Lee DeVito Detroit Metro Times Jul 31, 2018 Excerpt: On urban farms, The Mainichi writes: In addition to residential properties, Land Bank has also sold […]
Michael Levenston

Farmscape’s Lara Hermanson On How A Garden Can Improve Your Workday

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Farmscape co-founder Lara Hermanson in the garden she designed for Levi Stadium. FARMSCAPE Gardens can help in the mental, spiritual, emotional and physical realm. Humans used to spend all day outside. I think it really connects us with the core of who we are in a way that spreadsheets don’t. By Jess Cording Forbes July […]
Michael Levenston

Three Cyclist From Paris Bike 2000 Miles Visiting 60 Urban Farms

1 week 4 days ago
L'Equipe Agrovelocity Visit City Farmer from Michael Levenston on Vimeo. Adèle, Audrey and Mathilde from L’Equipe Agrovelocity Visit Urban Farms on the West Coast of North America from April to mid-August 2018 Aged of 22 years old, Audrey Rague, Adèle Maury and Mathilde Negri gather around a mutual interest for sustainable food supply, environment and […]
Michael Levenston
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