Will Detroit Get World’s Largest Urban Farm?

January 19, 2013

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


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.


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 …

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 …

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