Detroit may be struggling economically, but community groups and citizen activists are keeping the city vibrant with a wide variety of urban farming projects throughout the shrinking city. Exclusive
Apr 27, 2009 By
According to this article, community gardens can reinvent struggling neighborhoods by causing its residents to "band together."
Apr 16, 2009 Chicago Tribune
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