Urban farm grows fresh produce and sense of community

Post Register: Claudia Pine spent Wednesday morning at Happyville Farm digging up carrots, picking tomatoes and washing cucumbers. By the time she was done, Pine had 58 pounds of fresh vegetables that were separated into one-pound bunches. Each family who visited the Community Food Basket – Idaho Falls that day was given one. “Fresh, farm-raised […] […]

Denver Urban Gardens Plans Sale of El Oasis Land to Pay Off Debt

Denver Urban Gardens plans to sell most of the land where it operates El Oasis, one of its Highland neighborhood gardens, to Caliber Construction in a $1.2 million deal set to close on December 1. But members of El Oasis, located at 1847 West 35th Avenue, are fighting the sale by raising public awareness in hopes of pressuring Caliber […] […]

Denver Urban Gardens Plans Sale of El Oasis Land to Pay Off Debt

Denver Urban Gardens plans to sell most of the land where it operates El Oasis, one of its Highland neighborhood gardens, to Caliber Construction in a $1.2 million deal set to close on December 1. But members of El Oasis, located at 1847 West 35th Avenue, are fighting the sale by raising public awareness in hopes of pressuring Caliber […] […]

Purdue Extension: Growing communities one garden at a time

AGPURDUE.EDU – Located within an Indianapolis food desert, 25 volunteers gathered on a hot July day to build six raised garden beds and plant cool-season vegetable crops in a community garden on the campus of HealthNet Martindale-Brightwood Health Center. The volunteers made a vision for quality food access a reality sought by determined HealthNet employees, […] […]

How urban design can transform lonely cities into social societies

Stuff.co.nz – Yet another vibrant mural has sprouted in San Bernardino, this time with a community garden Loma Linda University and Huerta del Valle hope will foster wholeness around town. Loma Linda University, meanwhile, provided an acre of land, water and financial support for the community garden, called El Jardín de la Salud. Leaders hope […] […]

Texas Southern’s Blodgett Urban Gardens digs deeper as COVID brings urgency to its mission

Sheri Smith is on a mission. It’s Saturday, which means it’s farm stand day at Blodgett Urban Gardens, the Texas Southern University community garden she leads in Third Ward. Smith, who teaches urban planning and environmental policy at TSU, is wearing an oversize red Rawlings T-shirt; her eyes are darting left and right between her […] […]

Despite virtual learning, Savannah-Chatham students to plant, grow, eat more vegetables

SAVANNAHNOW.COM – Students at Savannah-Chatham schools will have more fresh veggies to eat this year thanks to a $100,000 grant the district recently received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They will also learn how vegetables are planted, grown and prepared for meals. The grant is part of the national Farm-to-School program that encourages schools […] […]

Homeless veterans use urban gardening to heal invisible wounds

These veterans in Indiana are helping the homeless by gardening to help heal invisible wounds. WTHR.com: INDIANAPOLIS — For 22 years, an Indianapolis U.S. Army veteran risked everything for this country. “No one forced me to join the military,” said Craig Browder. “I did it because I wanted to protect people. At a young age, […] […]

America’s Best Cities for Urban Gardening

“Florida may be known as the Sunshine State, but it deserves another nickname — the Gardening State (not to be confused with New Jersey, the Garden State). Three cities in Florida are at the top of our list of America’s Best Cities for Urban Gardening, and another three Sunshine State cities finished in the top 12. […] […]

Growing more growing space: Mack Park food farm triggers urban agriculture movement

SALEM — A robust “food farm” has popped up at Mack Park and is doling out thousands of pounds of food to local families. But the farm is growing a lot more than carrots and kale. Described as “a municipal farm and future food forest,” the Mack Park food farm replaced an unused baseball practice area at the […] […]