I wanted to get a close look at food production within the city limits. Urban- and community-based farming is growing in popularity at an exceptional rate. Excerpt 6.
May 16, 2011 In many urban areas people are beginning to grow their own food, raise chickens, and start an apiary. In more rural areas, or suburban fringes, you might go to your local feed store to get necessary supplies or advice to help you along. But what about in a metropolitan setting? Most national […]
February 28, 2011 An ordinance to make it easier to raise food producing animals (FPAs) in the city of Denver is under consideration. While various city committees review the proposed ordinance (PDF), the director of Denver Urban Homesteaders, James Bertini, is working on a ballot initiative to let the citizens of Denver vote on the […]
February 17, 2011 There are many people behind the scenes who quietly go about growing/producing wholesome food and doing what they believe in everyday. Daniel Tucker, Amy Franceschini, and Anne Hamersky wanted to meet and talk to some of these people so spent the summer of 2009 traveling around the country to visit 20 different […]
January 12, 2011 As you might imagine with any large urban metro area with over 6 million residents, there exists an ongoing challenge of what to do with all the waste. The St. Petersburg Urban Garden Club (in Russia) set out to create something that was more ecological and also gave something of great value […]
Jill Richardson suggests there are several things individuals can do in their daily lives to lessen the impact upon our natural resources, and working together as a societal goal we will be able to achieve success.
December 30, 2010 Dr. Vandana Shiva attended this year’s Velo-City 2010 Conference, held in Denmark last June. Outside, amidst bicycles, people, and sunshine, she answered questions posed by Sustainable Cities ™ about qualities, most promising initiatives, and challenges facing cities to be more sustainable. “I think urban gardens are very, very exciting. Even a few […]
December 29, 2010 The city of San Antonio, Texas, hosted their own TED Talk under the banner of TEDxSanAntonio last October with 16 people speaking on a variety of topics from technology, global economy, social justice, and hunger. Holly Hirshberg and Pamela Price talked about the latter in their inspirational presentation on fighting food security […]
December 27, 2010 Want to grow fresh, local food but live in a densely populated area with no easy access to land? Well, you might consider a growing trend in farming that is indoor and high-tech. Entrepreneurs across the country are using available space – from rooftops to big (empty) warehouses – and creating new […]
November 12, 2010 Have you been thinking of growing some of your own food, but not sure what exactly? Or, do you have a small garden and would like to take it up a notch? The folks at ecosalon have compiled a smorgasbord of good ideas for the urban food grower, depending on your interest, […]