Solar-powered Farm From a Box is a compact farm kit that feeds 150 people

Posted on Thursday, December 29th, 2016 by

Two acres of land is enough to farm a sustainable food supply for as many as 150 people, and now a San Francisco startup is making it even easier to get that farm growing. Farm From a Box is a shipping container kit that holds all the essentials for setting up a two-acre farm (except […]

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America’s first sustainable urban agrihood is growing in Detroit

Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 by

Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) revealed its plans for the first Sustainable Urban Agrihood in the North End. Wait, an agrihood? It’s an alternative neighborhood growth model, positioning agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use development. There are some agrihoods around the country, but in rural areas. This is the first within a city. MUFI’s […]

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Country’s First K-8 Urban Farm School Sprouting in San Francisco

Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by

With an ecology and farming curriculum intended to “cultivate in the students and the staff a consistent and ongoing relationship with the outdoors,” San Francisco’s Golden Bridges School, a K-8 urban farm school, unveiled plans for its new campus, an urban farm school that will include a green roof and facade, an expansive green spacecontaining an orchard, edible garden, chicken coop, and an outdoor kitchen. […]

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The world’s first airport potato farm at JFK

Posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 by

JetBlue launched the T5 Farm in 2015 as an experiment in urban farming that pushes the boundaries of the local food movement.

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A Floating Food Forest Prepares to Sets Sail in New York City

Posted on Friday, April 29th, 2016 by

Half public art project, half tourist destination, a floating food forest called Swale is set to launch along the New York City waterfront in June. Unlike the Beacon Food Forest in Seattle, Clifton Park Food Forest in Baltimore, and other similar efforts located in public parks or public land, Swale is built on a barge. Occupying […]

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Include Your Kids In Container Gardening

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 by

Even if you’re short on outdoor space, you can still have a great garden. Micro-gardens, such as growing in containers, are all the rage among urban dwellers with green thumbs (or aspiring green thumbs). Not only can you grow a diverse amount of fresh produce, saving money and decreasing your food miles, but it’s also […]

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Floating Vertical Farms

Posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by

  Architects from Barcelona, Spain, have designed a system of floating vertical farms that could give the opportunity to Singapore and other densely populated countries to produce their own food. Having a population density of nearly 20,000 people per square mile, Singapore is one of the densest countries […]

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These folks feed their family with a garden in their swimming pool

Posted on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by

When Dennis and Danielle McClung bought a foreclosed home in Mesa, Ariz., in 2009, their new yard featured a broken, empty swimming pool. Instead of spending a small fortune to repair and fill it, Dennis had a far more prescient idea: He built a plastic cap over it and […]

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