Time Circus Builds a Floating Vegetable Garden on an Abandoned Ship Crane in the Netherlands

Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2013 by

Antwerp’s MAS Museum lent the people at Time Circus an old unused crane on which the collective built their cool green space. Anchored at Bonapartedok, the experimental space is designed to engage locals and visitors with sustainable urban farming practices. Read more original article Inhabitat

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Growing up, growing food: A teenage farmer to watch

Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 by

Think you don’t regret all those high school afternoons wasted at the mall or the skate park? Just wait till you meet Sophia Vartanian, a Vancouver, B.C.-based urban farmer. At 16 years old, her resume is already more impressive than some twice her age. On the day we spoke, she was busy wrestling a solar […]

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Shanghai Organic Farm Made From 78 Recycled Shipping Containers

Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 by

Tony’s Farm is more than just an agricultural operation; it is also a major tourist attraction. Chinese organic farming pioneer Tony Zhang created the farm in 2004, taking a plot of chemically damaged and worn out soil and slowly reconditioning it over three years. Today, it’s the largest organic vegetable growing operation in Shanghai and […]

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Up on the Farm

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 by

Everyone knows that New York is full of foodies, but few realize that it is also full of farmers. City farmsteads are cropping up all over, and New York has more of them—and more on rooftops—than anywhere else. In addition to at least 7 rooftop enterprises, there are 17 ground-based farms in the Big […]

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The Iskashitaa Harvesting Project

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 by

When Barbara Eiswerth came back from Africa, all she saw was waste. Walking the streets of Tucson, she found sidewalks littered with oranges, figs and pomegranates—the unharvested yield of people’s backyard trees. Having worked as a researcher in the impoverished villages of Malawi and witnessed hunger firsthand, Eiswerth couldn’t stand by and watch the food […]

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Mexico City’s rooftop gardens

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 by

In a program begun five years ago, Mexico City’s municipal government has given grants to 3,080 families to build gardens on their rooftops, sometimes sheltered by simple greenhouses to protect from nightly mountain chill and occasional hail. Many more families have attended urban gardening classes and struck out on their own to grow tomatoes, lettuce, […]

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Fresh Food for All

Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 by

Local farmers could revolutionize how millions of New Yorkers eat. Never have so many individuals, nonprofits, and local politicians been so intent on connecting the bounty of small and medium-size farms with urban consumers. Among these forward thinkers, the message has been internalized: eating more food that’s grown regionally and sustainably will improve public health, […]

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Goats to trim the grass

Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 by

A major international airport like Chicago’s  O’Hare needs a large staff to take care of everything from security to  maintenance, and now the major aviation hub is looking to hire some four-legged  helpers to lend a hoof with landscaping. The Chicago Department of Aviation recently  put out a bid for someone to supply goats – […]

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