Should Children Be Taught How To Grow Food As Part Of Their Schooling?

Our children live in a fast-paced society, and their life has become much easier than the one we were used to. I know countless applications that can do their tasks and assignments instead of them, and they can type just a few words on their computers and find everything they need, without having to jog […] […]

Alemany Farm is San Francisco’s Urban Farming Oasis

We’ve all passed a formerly vacant lot, only to see it’s been seized and taken over by gardeners. There are rows of vegetables, maybe a few flowers and a sculpture of some sort. The sculpture in San Francisco’s Alemany Farm is a full-sized windmill. That should tell you everything you need to know about its […] […]

Green gardens sprouting from vacant lots. Urban farmers hope to grow city’s economy.

Tobias Fox watches a grey cat slink behind a raised garden bed. In a blink, the furry feline nearly pounces on a squirrel digging through garlic cloves. “It’s like the nature channel,” Fox says with a laugh. “The cats keep us rodent-free.” Situated next to an abandoned home and in the shadow of the Cathedral […] […]

Philly’s gardening community gets a chance to grow urban farming throughout city

There’s a push to make urban farming in Philadelphia more sustainable, and the city is asking residents to help them map out a plan. Before the city puts out an urban farming plan, they’re getting feedback on people’s gardening habits. “Let us know where they’re gardening, where they’re urban farming, where are their projects. We’re […] […]

Cuba’s Urban Farming Shows Way to Avoid Hunger​

When countries run short of food, they need to find solutions fast, and one answer can be urban farming. That was the remedy Cuba seized with both hands 30 years ago when it was confronted with the dilemma of an end to its vital food imports. And what worked then for Cuba could have lessons […] […]

4 out of 5 Native American women are survivors of domestic or sexual violence. A Colorado Springs garden is helping them recover.

COLORADO SPRINGS — Every year, during powwow season, Monycka Snowbird prints fliers with tear-off tabs for Haseya Advocate Program, a Colorado Springs-based nonprofit that serves Native American women who have suffered domestic abuse or sexual assault. She hopes to find only one or two tabs pulled by the end of each event, but often most […] […]

HUDA Clinic prescribes food as medicine for uninsured Detroiters

For the first three years Babar Qadri worked as a physician assistant at the HUDA Clinic in Detroit, he says he was “just following everything I learned in medical school.” “You see a patient with high blood pressure and you give them high blood pressure medication,” says Qadri, known as “Q,” who is now attending […] […]

Pennsylvania provides $96,000 for urban farming in Allegheny County

Grow Pittsburgh, which promotes regional urban agricultural initiatives, plans to expand through a $50,000 state grant that will help pay for a new greenhouse. Jake Seltman, executive director of the Homewood-based organization, said Grow Pittsburgh would continue to partner with The Frick Pittsburgh for use of its greenhouse. He said a second greenhouse would provide […] […]

Urban Farming Takes Off in Germany

When Christian Echternacht gets invited to dinner, he likes to bring tilapia and basil rather than wine or flowers. His friends have grown used to it by now. They know that the fish and the plants have something in common: Both are harvested by Echternacht himself. They make great fish burgers topped with basil mayonnaise. […] […]

City Gardens Are Taking over Chicago Streets

On his way home, Darnell Eleby paused before boarding the commuter train in Atlanta’s Five Points station and maneuvered his wheelchair to a stop not seen on many mass transit platforms: a fresh food stand stocked with colorful fruits and vegetables from city gardens that are adding some color to the Chicago streets. Aided by […] […]