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...

Historic Queens Farm in New York City Farm Is Link to Modern Urban Agriculture

May 19, 2012

The Adriance Farmhouse is in need of restoration. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens.

A working farm dating back to 1697, The Queens County Farm Museum’s 47-acres constitute the longest continuously farmed parcel of land in New York State–farmed … Read More...

Los Angeles Parking Lot Becomes Urban Green Space

February 17, 2012

In the refrain from one her most famous songs, Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell sang:

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking

NYC’s Alphabet City Neighborhood Botanical Garden

December 7, 2011

On a stroll through New York City’s Alphabet City recently, I discovered some wonderful obscure gardens–that is, I almost walked by before noticing them. Coined Alphabet City because it encompasses the areas between Avenues A through D, the neighborhood … Read More...

New York City Public School’s Rooftop Hydroponic Garden and Urban Farm Classroom

November 16, 2011

The Greenhouse on the roof of Public School 333 in Manhattan. Photo: Ari Burling

A 1400-square foot smart and sustainable hydroponic urban farm sits on the third floor rooftop of a New York City public school. It’s home to The … Read More...

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