Urban Agriculture

McNamara: “To fix the food system, move it back into the hands of more people”

Brad McNamara discusses the future of urban farming and technology, and why the key to creating positive agricultural changes is providing the opportunity and power to regular people from all walks of life to get involved in the food system.

Here are 17 Food Heroes Leading Us to a Brighter Food Future

Check out how these 11 people and organizations are alleviating hunger, forging new attitudes about food, and partaking in vital research to better our relationship with food.

School Gardens Teach Skills and Unify Disadvantaged Communities

The Kitchen Community’s school learning gardens are rooted in hands-on teaching, sustainable school food, and applicable life skills. These oases are outdoor classrooms for communities with limited resources and a lack of green spaces.

Abalimi Bezekhaya: Improving Food Security

Suren Sewchuran spoke with Food Tank about the work of Abalimi Bezekhaya, an organization focused on using urban agriculture to improve food security in South Africa.

Fleet Farming: Supporting Local Economies through Farmlettes

Justin Vandenbroeck and Fred Lake of Fleet Farming Oakland share their experience building a hyper-local food system powered by bike fleet and supported by community.

Marc Oshima: "Food is a fundamental right"

Marc Oshima, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of AeroFarms, is speaking at the third annual D.C. Food Tank Summit, Let’s Build a Better Food Policy.

When Urban Agriculture and Food Justice Are at Odds: Antonio Roman-Alcalá and Erin Havens on AB 551

AB551, a bill designed to support urban agriculture across California, was passed with the hopes that it would also work towards food justice. Food First’s Antonio Roman-Alcalá and Erin Havens think it might be doing otherwise.

Twelve Organizations Promoting Urban Agriculture around the World

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines urban agriculture as “the growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities” to provide fresh food, generate employment, recycle waste, and strengthen cities’ resilience to…

Transforming vacant buildings to urban farms—how one D.C. start-up leads the way

With a monthly yield of nearly 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg), Locals Grow Smart uses urban farming to bring job training, nutrition education to residents of D.C.’s Northeast side.

Is that a whale floating up the Hudson? No it’s Swale.

Swale is a collaborative floating food project dedicated to rethinking and challenging New York City’s connection to its environment.