Will Detroit Get World’s Largest Urban Farm?

January 19, 2013



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Mike Score, President and spokesperson for Hantz Farms at proposed tree planting site. Photo, Sarah Hewitt, NPR.

Despite heated controversy surrounding the sale of a large parcel of its municipally-controlled land, the Detroit City Council recently approved an entrepreneur’s acquisition Read More…

Growing Free Food and Community in Front Yard Farms

January 15, 2013



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What began as a single Austin, Texas front yard garden, in less than three months became a whole block, then within a year spread to over 40 cities around the world.



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The Food is Free Project, as the name implies, … Read More…

Turn Table Urban Garden Sprouts in Old Railway Bay

December 7, 2012







In a disused old railway bay smack down in the middle of Helsinki,  a cast-off engine turn table became the foundation last spring for an urban garden oasis, complete with a modern greenhouse and café.

Turn Table, a sort of … Read More…

Five Post-Hurricane Urban Garden Food Safety Tips

November 12, 2012








Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

Many New York City gardens were flooded and/or damaged by Hurricane Sandy. In an effort to aid recovery efforts in and around the city, Green Thumb NYC, in consultation with the Healthy Soils, … Read More…

New York City Urban Farms After Hurricane Sandy








Battery Urban Farm. Photo via the Battery Conservancy.

Hurricane Sandy’s wrath caused the damage and demise of a number of New York City urban gardens and farms, some less fortunate than others. 

Brooklyn Grange Urban Rooftop Farms
Brooklyn Grange lost … Read More…

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