Why Urban Farming Is Key in the Fight Against Hunger and Climate Change

Posted on Friday, January 19th, 2018 by

The urban farms sprouting up and across cities around the world aren’t just feeding mouths—they are “critical to survival” and a “necessary adaptation” for developing regions and a changing climate, according to a new study. Urban farms—which include plain old allotments, indoor vertical farms and rooftop gardens nestled amongst busy streets and skyscrapers—have become increasingly popular and important as the world’s population […]

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Meet the Woman Who Runs NYC’s First Commercial Farm in a Residential Development

Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 by

The farmer-in-residence is Zaro Bates, and she’s a 26-year-old from Brooklyn who is running the 4,500-square foot commercial farm built above an underground parking garage. Bates, with the help of her husband and business partner, Asher Landes, 29, who manages the complex’s apiary, are in the midst of their first growing season that’s already produced thousands of pounds […]

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This Farm In A Box Can Help Feed Your Community

Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016 by

‘Farm From A Box’ is a storage unit containing everything you need to grow and sustain a 2-acre farm, making it easy to provide for your community, teach children about plants and nature and even for starting your own farming business.

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Berlin grocery with vertical micro-farm reimagines the future of produce departments

Posted on Friday, March 25th, 2016 by

Grocers are in constantly pursuit of ways to connect their customers with the freshest, highest quality produce, but it’s a challenge when veggies have to be harvested at the farm and transported to market. INFARM is cutting out the middle man by placing vertical micro-farms inside Berlin supermarkets, as a way to deliver the freshest […]

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Farmers on bikes use neighborhood lawns to grow food

Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by

Several years ago 27-year old Chris Castro took a look around his hometown and realized that most of Orlando’s suburban yards were doing little more than devouring water. So he hatched a plan based on a concept brought to a community sustainability meeting by urban farmer John Rife. In 2014 Castro and his friend Heather […]

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Fruit Walls: Urban Farming in the 1600s

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 by

From the sixteenth to the twentieth century, urban farmers grew Mediterranean fruits and vegetables as far north as England and the Netherlands, using only renewable energy.These crops were grown surrounded by massive “fruit walls”, which stored the heat from the sun and released it at night, creating a microclimate that could increase the temperature by […]

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Field of Greens: Baseball Stadiums Grow Veggies on Rooftop to Feed Fans

Posted on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 by

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jacks. A handful of Major League Baseball teams have started ‘farming the back 40’—and, in some cases, their sun-drenched stadium rooftops—to add healthier food choices to their concession menus while improving their operations’ sustainability. In the process, these high-profile urban farms in Boston, Denver, San Francisco and San Diego […]

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Freight Farms

Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 by

i Jon Friedman (left) and Brad McNamara (right) are the co-founders of Freight Farms. Courtesy of Freight Farms The United States imports more than $100 billion of food every year from farms across the globe, often in the big metal shipping containers you see on cargo ships. Now, entrepreneurs are using those shipping containers […]

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Foating 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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World’s Largest Indoor Farm

Posted on Friday, August 8th, 2014 by

An abandoned Sony factory in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, has been transformed into what could very well be the farm of the future. Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist and CEO of Mirai, has constructed the world’s largest indoor farm—25,000 square feet of futuristic garden beds nurtured by 17,500 […]

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