Urban Agriculture

Square Roots: The Urban Farming Accelerator Feeding Brooklyn 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.

Going Beyond Organic with Vertical Hydroponic Farming

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

BUGs Keynote Speakers Promote Food Justice and Civil Rights

“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.

Mayors Meet to Collaborate on Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

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.

Sundari Kraft: “People eat more veggies when they take part in gardening”

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: “Cook wonderfully delicious real food”

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.

Census of Agriculture 2017: Sign Up by June 30

The 2017 Census of Agriculture provides an opportunity for farmers and ranchers to influence the future of agriculture, including policies and budget priorities, by giving them a voice.

How Change Happens: Inspiring Examples from Urban Food Policy

Many of us in the world of food policy are excited by what is happening in cities. Hundreds of municipalities are developing and delivering policies to improve the food system. Fortunately, extensive efforts to document them means we know a…

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