Urban Agriculture

Making Organic Mainstream

Fred Haberman’s marketing agency and aquaponics farm have helped push organic into the mainstream, leading the way for a more transparent food system and, little-by-little, reducing our dependence on chemical agriculture.

Opinion | Getting Creative – How City Farmers Find Space to Do Their Jobs

Urban farmers are reclaiming empty lots, yards, abandoned parks, and even the patches of grass between sidewalks and roads in order to grow food — here’s why.

Gotham Greens Expands to Baltimore

Gotham Greens is opening a 100,000 square feet hydroponic greenhouse early next year in Baltimore. Food Tank talked to CEO and co-founder, Viraj Puri, about the joys and challenges with Gotham Greens and its expansion.

15 Organizations Creating Edible Landscapes

Edible perennials make parks and backyards more beautiful, ecologically resilient, and productive. These 15 organizations are creating edible landscapes around the world.

You can Farm Anywhere, Even Inside a Shopping Mall

Startup company BeGreen is reducing food waste and creating access to healthy food by farming inside a shopping center in Brazil

Creating Passion for Supporting Future Farmers

First Generation Farmers recently launched its Urban Edge Sustainable Farmers training program, demonstrating passion for supporting the next generation of farmers.

Changing the Way We Treat Food: An interview with Grainne Kelliher

The Airfield Estate uses its century-old charitable heritage to inspire new change in the way visitors see food and the sources it comes from

Myeasha Taylor is bringing Local Farming to Urban Populations

According to urban farming specialist Myeasha Taylor, local urban farms can reduce he impact of the food system on the environment and produce more nutrient-dense crops, according to urban farming specialist Myeasha Taylor

Urban Agriculture and Forced Displacement in Iraq: “This garden is my kingdom”

Being a refugee is rarely a brief, temporary situation. Urban agriculture and greening innovation can provide sovereignty, empowerment, and dignity in crisis. We spoke with the Lemon Tree Trust, a UKK nonprofit working in refugee camps across the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Farming Accelerator in Brooklyn Produces Entrepreneurs and Fresh Leafy Greens Year-Round

Square Roots is a high-tech indoor farming accelerator in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, working to ensure that city residents can source fresh, sustainable produce twelve months a year. In a major urban center like New York City, where fresh produce can be tough to find even in seasons of peak agricultural output, Square Roots is proving the potential of indoor, climate-controlled agriculture.