A simple idea led two women into a thriving new business. Creating backyard mini-farms for homeowners who want their own fresh herbs and vegetables, but lack the time or resources to do it for themselves.
King Corn filmmakers, Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney, have come together to create another film about how do we grow fresh, local food in urban environments.
July 22, 2010 Urbandale – considered a food desert – on the east side of Lansing, MI. is creating and growing its first urban farm. The project was started by 2 MSU professors. With the help of residents and nearby community, it is taking shape and growing. Go to original post.
February 17, 2010 As the interest in growing and raising your own food gains momentum, those in Calgary, Canada, are finding themselves going against city regulations. The Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw “doesn’t allow people to keep livestock within city limits. Livestock means chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and pheasants, as well as horses, pigs, cattle and [...]
February 08, 2010 If you are a food grower, it’s that time of year, again! Either you’re anxiously awaiting your seed order delivery, or you’re still pondering what will I grow this year. It doesn’t really matter if you only have a few pots on the patio or several beds in the backyard…planning and planting [...]
January 14, 2010 Great visualization: A plot of land, in the middle of downtown Shenzhen, China, that shows people where their food comes from and the importance of agriculture lands…now, and especially in the future. The add-joining map of the vicinity is to scale with the plot. via @inhabitat Go to Original Post…