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When Wolverine Human Services bought 11 acres of East Detroit planning to remove abandoned houses for a U-Pick Orchard, neighbors protested. Now they've pivoted and aim to provide a resource to the community rather than run an agro-business.
April 10, 2017, 11am PDT
Urban agriculture and market-rate multi-family housing developments could be a perfect match.
March 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
An urban gardening and public health success story emerges from Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
March 10, 2017, 9am PST
Montgomery County, Maryland is the latest municipality to approve an agricultural tax credit to to create incentives for agricultural uses in urban areas.
January 17, 2017, 10am PST
Gainesville turns contaminated land into a contemporary public greenspace to serve as the city's “Central Park."
October 24, 2016, 6am PDT
Urban agriculture likely has more social than material impacts. But who does it benefit most?
July 22, 2016, 7am PDT
Forty-two conservation districts in 25 state received grants totaling $2 million this week. The funding will create technical assistance opportunities for urban agriculture and conservation projects.
National Association of Conservation Districts
May 17, 2016, 5am PDT
New research suggests urban agriculture’s biggest yields are social, cultural, and educational.
November 15, 2015, 9am PST
Urban agriculture has long been a staple of sustainable urbanism—in theory. Can policy changes help it become much more than that? This guidebook offers tactics and policies that planners can use to promote urban farms.
October 21, 2015, 2pm PDT
The local food production industry so far has mostly been constrained to a niche market—expensive and available only to a small percentage of consumers. A project in Portland is working to change that.
April 15, 2015, 2pm PDT
Located in California's fertile Central Valley, Sacramento is ideally situated to integrate local farming into its urban fabric.
March 31, 2015, 10am PDT
While widespread urban farming remains pipe dream in the United States, dwindling arable land and a mass shift to cities might make it a necessity in China.
March 29, 2015, 9am PDT
Operated by a pair of brothers, Finca Tres Robles is one of several Houston farms coaxing fresh produce from unused urban land. Increasingly, urban farmers compete with developers for space.
March 17, 2015, 10am PDT
As cities and towns offer more incentives and planning support for local agriculture, there is still plenty of education and learning to be done to create and sustain local food systems. Enter the Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit.
February 24, 2015, 8am PST
Rapid urbanization and climate change will make it harder for cities to provide crucial resources for their citizens. In this article, Arup consultants Amy Leitch and Laura Frost examine how the built environment can fill this emerging need.
February 11, 2015, 7am PST
Farm land ownership matters on the edges of metropolitan areas, where farmers can find lucrative markets for their products and yet, with ever escalating land prices, face daunting odds in securing land to grow on or even to get started.
February 3, 2015, 9am PST
"One hundred years ago, urban areas were viewed as the place for economic opportunity, but they were unhealthy, congested places. Now cities can be very healthy," says the new director of Washington, D.C.'s department of the environment.
January 9, 2015, 11am PST
Successful Chicago urban agriculture projects on rooftop, in edible lawn, and at a school reviewed by resilience consultant Dave Hampton.
January 6, 2015, 1pm PST
Urban Land surveys ten of the best recent examples of development projects that incorporate agricultural facilities—from New York to new Orleans.
December 17, 2014, 7am PST
FiveThirtyEight and ESPN recently produced a short documentary about the creators of Falling Fruit—a website that maps food sources in cities around the world.