Could a Detroit Experiment Unleash the Power of Urban Soil?

Over the past few months, the COVID-19 crisis has hit Detroit hard, resulting in more 12,000 cases and more than 1,500 deaths. It’s also produced an unemployment rate perhaps as high as 29 percent and a surging demand at area food banks. These problems have brought renewed focus to the importance of food sovereignty in […] […]

In A Time Of Uncertainty, Bostonians Embrace Their Community Gardens

In Dorchester, where the clatter of a passing train gives way to the scrape of a rake, the Greenwood Street Community Garden is thriving. It’s one of roughly 175 community gardens scattered like jewels through the city of Boston. And at this time of pandemic and social upheaval, these gardens are being treasured. On a […] […]

Camp Washington residents create a brighter future

Camp Washington is a little rough around the edges. That’s obvious from a casual drive-by perspective. But what if this disenfranchised, low-income neighborhood isn’t as “poor” as it seems? The neighborhood is gritty and quirky. And the running themes throughout Camp Washington are opportunity and productivity. Residents who are willing to dig in and invest […] […]

City revises fire hydrant policy that drained urban gardens

Urban gardening advocates are supporting this policy which would make access to water for their community gardens more affordable. “Community gardens and urban farms might have an easier time getting the water they need after the city changed its fire hydrant policy. The mid-summer changes reduce some of the barriers that have prevented many urban […] […]

Boise’s Urban Garden School teaches sustainable gardening

BOISE, ID (CBS2) — “Now more than ever it is especially important to know where your food comes from, the importance of environmental education is huge,” explains Executive Director of Boise Urban Garden, Lisa Duplessie. “Getting outside of that traditional classroom where they get to put their hands in the dirt.” Boise’s Urban Garden School, […] […]

Olean residents reap rewards of Healthy Families community gardens

OLEAN — A group of Olean residents are enjoying the “fruits of their labor” this summer as they work in two community gardens sponsored by Healthy Families Allegany-Cattaraugus and Rural Revitalization Corporation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the self-reliance of communities to provide for their own food needs. In collaboration, […] […]

Urban gardens sprout in Point Loma during quarantine Read more: San Diego Community News Group – Urban gardens sprout in Point Loma during quarantine

Urban gardening has become a trend that an increasing number of San Diego residents are pursuing, especially during the pandemic. And the City is helping out, having just debuted a new website, sandiego.gov/urban-farming, that provides information and assistance for those wishing to become successful urban farmers. As more people are spending time at home due to Covid-19 […] […]

Pandemic affects volunteering at Greener Garden Urban Farm

For Warren and Lavette Blue, they’ve always had volunteers and trainees at their farm. They’re the owners and operators of Greener Garden Urban Farm In previous years they would get an abundant amount of help with anything they needed. The volunteers would come any time they needed literally anything done. But when the pandemic hit, […] […]

New urban gardens sprout amid coronavirus, aiming to feed N.J. cities

Trenton, a city of nearly 85,000 people, contains only one full-service supermarket. It is one New Jersey’s several food deserts, where access to groceries — let alone fresh produce — is scarce. Now, as the coronavirus pandemic has provided some with more free time and plunged many more into poverty, local community groups and residents […] […]

New urban gardens sprout amid coronavirus, aiming to feed N.J. cities

Trenton, a city of nearly 85,000 people, contains only one full-service supermarket. It is one New Jersey’s several food deserts, where access to groceries — let alone fresh produce — is scarce. Now, as the coronavirus pandemic has provided some with more free time and plunged many more into poverty, local community groups and residents […] […]