Sustainable Agriculture

March 25, 2013, 2pm PDT
In an essay for Grist, Tom Laskawy laments the departure of deputy secretary Kathleen Merrigan, the Obama administration's "most powerful supporter of local and organic foods," from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Grist
June 15, 2010, 12pm PDT
At the 18th Annual Congress for New Urbanists, Andres Duany announced 'Agrarian Urbanism' as his new planning emphasis. He believes that the success of New Urbanism has stultified its progress and reduced its potential.
Fast Company
February 22, 2010, 5am PST
Aquaponics offer urbanites a new way to farm sustainably in space- and resource-poor areas.
The New York Times
January 29, 2010, 10am PST
Cityscape Farms has developed a new technique for farming fish along with vegetables in combined urban food systems that allows them to farm in developed areas.
Good
September 24, 2009, 1pm PDT
Crafted with a sort of evangelical "New Ruralism," the 166-acre Agritopia neighborhood east of Phoenix mixes gardens, pastures, orchards, restaurants, lush trails, and more with historically inspired homes designed to bring neighbors together.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
August 21, 2008, 1pm PDT
An overlooked native plant has a lot going for it as a biofuel, and wouldn't take away from food production.
Biofuels Digest