Urban Agriculture

Urban Farm Grows Good Food and Good Mental Health

Aja Yasir fights to produce good food and good mental health on her regenerative urban farm in a food desert in Gary, Indiana. The city doesn’t like the use of woodchips on her lawn and is threatening to end Yasir’s family’s multigenerational farming history.

Unique Learning Laboratory is Giving City Kids the Opportunity to Explore Sustainable Agriculture

City Growers is creating unique and forward-thinking programs for youth across New York City to explore agriculture and sustainability.

Pashon Murray’s Detroit Dirt and Food Waste: A Solution for Industrial Problems

A city known for industry, Detroit is now rallying individuals and corporations around waste and dirt: Pashon Murray is leading the composting collaboration for the climate, economy, and future generation.

Eating Local Just Got Easier for Some North American Cities

Much of the time, food racks up quite a few miles on the foodometer before it reaches our plates. But Square Roots and Gordon Food Service are partnering to help bring locally-grown food to customers across North America year-round.

Private Compost Haulers are Emptying Landfills and Changing Minds – One Bucket at a Time

Using the market for good, private compost haulers are closing the waste cycle and educating cities along the way.

Let’s Cook Kenyan Meals Nurtures Community and Healthy Lifestyles

Over 1.5 million more Kenyans cook at home with the help of Let’s Cook Kenyan Meals. Pamellah Oduor founded this Facebook page to bring joy, love and community through food.

Together, Business and Food Will Nourish Communities

“Real food is food that we trust to nourish our bodies, food that we trust to nourish the farmer, and food that we trust to nourish the planet,” says Kimbal Musk on this week’s Food Talk.

Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share: 19 Organizations Implementing Permaculture

These 19 organizations apply the ethics of permaculture to educate communities about becoming more self-sustainable and food secure.

Urban Farming is a Vehicle to Giving Children a Way Forward

On Food Talk, Tony Hillery talks about how he started Harlem Grown after growing frustrated with the New York City school system: “I just got off the couch one day.”

Farming the Cities: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet

The majority of the world’s population will live in urban areas in the next 30 years, making cities central to the future of food production. Urban farmers play a key role in the development of innovative agricultural methods.