Urban Farming

A motion passed earlier this month calls for landowners to receive tax breaks for leasing vacant property for agriculture and farming.
Oct 23, 2014   The Los Angeles Times
An new exhibition in Toronto called Carrot City: Designing for Urban Agriculture includes a concept for Pig City, a high-rise swine farm.
Mar 6, 2009   The Toronto Star
Detroit's population is rapidly declining, but the answer to revitalizing the city may lie in part in urban farming.
Dec 22, 2008   The Salt Lake Tribune
With urban farms sprinkled throughout the island, Cuba is proving to be one of the world's most successful models of how to integrate agriculture into urban areas.
Dec 20, 2008   Reuters
By planting in under-utilized backyards, farmer Trevor Paque has brought small-scale farming to more than 50 homes across San Francisco -- a decentralized farm expected to feed more than 150 families come spring.
Nov 4, 2008   USA Today
Will Allen began Growing Power, an urban farming non-profit, in an ailing Milwaukee neighborhood in 1993. He has since spread the gospel of urban farming throughout the world, and earned a MacArthur Genius grant for his efforts.
Sep 28, 2008   New York Times
<p>Residents of Austin, TX are risking violation of city ordinances forbidding loud animals to raise chickens in their central city neighborhood backyards. It's partly a way to cut out-of-pocket expenses.</p>
Jul 11, 2008   Austin American-Statesman
<p>Urban farms in Cuba have proven successful at feeding the country and providing hundreds of thousands of jobs.</p>
Jun 12, 2008   International Herald Tribune
<p>"Honey from the Hood" is one of the home-grown prodcuts from a Kensington neighborhood garden. To avoid soil contamination from this former industrial site, plants are grown in raised beds or hydroponically.</p>
May 30, 2008   The New York Times
<p>With growing numbers interested in urban agriculture, American Public Radio's Marketplace interviews one urban farmer in Pasadena, California.</p>
May 12, 2008   Marketplace Radio
<p>Urban farms are popping up in New York and elsewhere, providing residents with access to fresh, affordable produce.</p>
May 9, 2008   The New York Times