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The Urban Organic Community Farm That Supplies the Second Largest Pantry in Indianapolis

July 22, 2015 by Barnraiser. Us

Urban kids learning how to grow food

A stone’s throw from an interstate, where loud semis and cars find their way in and out of the hustle and bustle of Indianapolis’ heart, is Indy Urban Acres. This eight-acre tract of organic farmland is conspicuously, yet unexpectedly, located on the eastside of Indianapolis on 21st Street.[read more]

The City Where Farm-to-School Is Making A Big Difference to At-Risk Kids

68% of kids in Riverside are from at-risk homes

In an era when small farmers seem to be squeezed from all sides and find it difficult to earn fair prices for their products, the Riverside Unified School District has answered the call in Riverside—last year, it purchased food from 19 area farmers, but great amounts of inequity still plague the food system.[read more]

St. Louis Welcomes Its First Rooftop Farm

Food Roof Farms, St Louis

When construction is completed later this summer on top of a two-story building in downtown St. Louis, Food Roof Farm will be the first of its kind in the city. Support from the community has been “overwhelming” with both patrons, restaurant owners, and volunteers signing up for fresh city produce in droves.[read more]

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How Vertical Farming Can Make You a Better Eater

May 5, 2015 by Evan Bromfield

Growing fresh, clean, and local produce that reduces pollution

Healthy, or sick, which would you choose? Though the data has been there for years, there is a growing awareness in America about how powerful the relationship between our diets and our health is. That’s obvious, but what might not be so obvious is how much easier it’s going to be to support that relationship.[read more]

NYU Urban Farm Lab Teaches Important Lesson in Urban Agriculture

Urban Farming at NYU

NYU’s Urban Farm Lab is not your typical classroom, but for students at NYU’s Food Studies program, it’s where they learn one very important lesson: how to grow food in the big city. It was the inspiration of NYU graduate student Daniel Bowman Simon who thought there should be an urban garden on campus.[read more]

Instead of a Golf Course, a Farm is the Centerpiece of a New North Carolina Subdivision

Farming in the Subdivision

The feature amenity of Wetrock Farm, with 141 home sites, will be a 15-acre sustainable farm managed by professionals. Organic fruits and vegetables will be grown at the farm, which will host a farm stand and space for educational and recreational programs.[read more]

Urban Farming Ramps Up in Sacramento with Passage of New Ordinance

Local Ordinances and Urban Farming

Food and agriculture activists have something to celebrate this year in Sacramento, California. On March 23, 2015, the City Council passed an urban farming ordinance that paves the way for food security and an inner city agricultural economy.[read more]

No Green Without Blue: Riverside Public Utility Emphasizes Water Conservation in Urban Agriculture

Urban Farming and Water Efficiency

The City of Riverside, California is committed to being green, but city officials know that in order to do this, Riverside must also be blue. And with the recent announcement of the state’s first-ever water restriction, it’s fair to say the city is ahead of the curve.[read more]

Singapore Urban Farm Design Looks to Engage Active Seniors

Urban Farming in Singapore

Imagine a senior living environment based on the hanging gardens of Babylon — a place rich with lush vegetation and beauty, but in a way that doesn’t place any additional strain on a city’s budget. In fact, it could be crafted as a way to grow the local economy. That’s the vision of SPARK Architects’ Wai Wing Yun.[read more]

New York City's Edenworks Advances Urban Aquaponics with Custom Ecosystems

NYC Aquaponics

New York City resident Jason Green wanted to be able to purchase good local produce that was available in his city on a year-round basis. Concluding that other New Yorkers would probably want the same thing, he addressed this insufficiency with aquaponics.[read more]

The City Dwellers Who Are Growing Food in India, China and Brazil

Urban Gardens are a Global Movement

According to the US Department of Agriculture, around 15 percent of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas. Urban agriculture enhances sustainability, secures public space, and provides much needed food security and health benefits for communities. We look at examples from three continents.[read more]

A Sustainable Food One-Stop Shop: New Orleans Business Combines Urban Farm, Grocery Store

Food Innovation in New Orleans

For many area residents in New Orleans’ 17th Ward, Hollygrove Market & Farm is their only source of affordable, local fresh food. HM&F goes out of its way to provide healthy food choices by letting customers choose from purchasing single items or CSA-style food boxes.[read more]