Posts Tagged ‘urban farms’

Documenting the Urban Farming Boom

Documenting the Urban Farming Boom

Two filmmakers travel the country to document the fast growing interest in urban agriculture.

Urban Farming Gains Ground

Urban Farming Gains Ground

March 15, 2011 As people flock to their local farmers market and discover the taste and freshness of locally grown fresh food, many decide that they want to grow some of that goodness too. Vanessa Barrington, of EcoSalon, wonders if urban farming is the next big ‘thing’ – not to just grow food for yourself, […]

Interest in Small Farms Grows

Interest in Small Farms Grows

March 10, 2011 As the season begins to change to Spring, I’ve noticed a lot more attention being paid to the small farmer. Last week the New York Times ran a piece on the growing interest of small farming with 20-30 year olds. “Garry Stephenson, coordinator of the Small Farms Program at Oregon State University, […]

Who’s a ‘Real Farmer’?

Who’s a ‘Real Farmer’?

March 03, 2011 This question has popped up on occasion when trying to define certain subjects in the past such as ‘backyard gardening’ or ‘urban farming’. Is it farming or is it gardening? What defines the difference? Representative Nancy Smith (Maine) is a farmer, in the traditional sense of the word, and she has something […]

James Beard in Oregon

James Beard in Oregon

January 13, 2011 Get your party hats and glasses ready – there’s going to be a celebration! Prior to the announcement of this years James Beard Foundation Award nominations, there will be a gala event, in Portland, Oregon, to raise funds for the Oregon Culinary Institute. James Beard, a Portland, Oregon native, treasured good fresh […]