Urban Agriculture

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.

Crop One Holding: “Growing More, Using Less” through Indoor Vertical Farming

Sonia Lo of Crop One Holding discusses the beginnings of the vertical farming company,its goals, its future, and its ‘Beyond Organic’ label.

Four Advocates for Minority Farming Resilience

“Rooted and Rising: Black Southern Land Legacies of Resistance & Resilience,” a conference by the Black Urban Growers, will explore the history of and solutions from Black agriculture and how it influences today’s food movements.

Milan Urban Food Policy Pact is “extraordinary means to promote collaboration among cities”

More than 400 mayors, city officials, and experts convened in Valencia, Spain from October 19 to 21, 2017 for the Third Annual Gathering of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP). Delegates from the 159 signatory cities engaged in debates, forums, and panels to exchange ideas and solutions to food-related issues relevant to urban environments.

Urban Homesteading for Healthier Lifestyle

How Sundari Kraft is changing the Denver food system and cleaning up food swamps through education, grassroots movement building, and policy change.

Youth Farming Program Seeks Executive Director in New Orleans

Grow Dat Youth Farm promotes youth leadership, food justice, and sustainability.

Kimbal Musk: "Grow real food rather than commodity crops"

Nutrition requires education and access, which Kimbal Musk addresses through outdoor classrooms in underprivileged communities and a chain of restaurants serving local produce.

Datz-Romero: “We still have a long way to go to create sustainable systems”

Food Tank had the opportunity to speak with Christine about what inspired her to co-found the Lower East Side Ecology Center and what continues to inspire her today.