Urban Agriculture

School Gardens Provide More than Lunch to 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.

Improving Food Security in South Africa

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.

Transforming Lawns into Gardens

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: “Access to healthy, delicious food is not about party lines”

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.

Ten Questions with Karen Lehman, Director, Fresh Taste

Food Tank had the chance to speak with Karen Lehman, Director at Fresh Taste, who will be speaking at this year’s Food Tank Summit in Chicago.

Ten Questions with Harry Rhodes, Executive Director of Growing Home

Food Tank spoke with Harry Rhodes, Executive Director of Growing Home, who will be speaking at the Food Tank Summit in Chicago.