Urban Farming

March 19, 2010, 1pm PDT
In the Bronx, Brooklyn, and even the Upper East Side, rooftop farming is making inroads. The City Greens profiles a handful of these urban pioneers.
The City Greens
February 9, 2010, 2pm PST
A group of San Francisco farmers are turning a former freeway into a productive urban farm.
Streetsblog San Francisco
February 6, 2010, 11am PST
Detroit revitalizes urban farming to replace dying industry.
Chicago Tribune
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.
August 25, 2009, 12pm PDT
An online publisher set out to show that urban farming could be profitable. In her fourth year, she brought in $68k from her half-acre plot in Philadelphia.
Governing Magazine
August 11, 2009, 9am PDT
The Portland, Oregon area is well known for preserving agricultural land separate from urban areas. In the new town of Damascus on the border of the growth boundary, landowners are seeking a way to mix the two.
The Oregonian
July 6, 2009, 8am PDT
<em>The New York Times Magazine</em> profiles Will Allen, the urban farmer from Wisconsin who recently received the MacArthur Foundation's "genius" grant for his work in agriculture.
The New York Times
May 21, 2009, 5am PDT
<em>Miller-McCune</em> talks with vertical farming innovator Dickson Despommier about why his idea is the future of food for cities and how it can go from blueprint to reality.
April 27, 2009, 5am PDT
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.
Michael Summerton
April 16, 2009, 11am PDT
According to this article, community gardens can reinvent struggling neighborhoods by causing its residents to "band together."
Chicago Tribune
March 6, 2009, 2pm PST
An new exhibition in Toronto called Carrot City: Designing for Urban Agriculture includes a concept for Pig City, a high-rise swine farm.
The Toronto Star
December 22, 2008, 5am PST
Detroit's population is rapidly declining, but the answer to revitalizing the city may lie in part in urban farming.
The Salt Lake Tribune
December 20, 2008, 5am PST
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.
November 4, 2008, 7am PST
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.
USA Today
September 28, 2008, 9am PDT
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.
New York Times
July 11, 2008, 10am PDT
<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>
Austin American-Statesman
June 12, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Urban farms in Cuba have proven successful at feeding the country and providing hundreds of thousands of jobs.</p>
International Herald Tribune
May 30, 2008, 11am PDT
<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>
The New York Times
May 12, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>With growing numbers interested in urban agriculture, American Public Radio's Marketplace interviews one urban farmer in Pasadena, California.</p>
Marketplace Radio
May 9, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Urban farms are popping up in New York and elsewhere, providing residents with access to fresh, affordable produce.</p>
The New York Times