Denver Urban Homesteading Couple Has Something to Cluck About

December 4, 2009

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On a recent visit to the mile high city, I was happy to attend the inaugural day of Denver’s first indoor farmer’s market, November 20th, at Denver Urban Homesteading. I should have arrived earlier because Harvest Acres, a purveyor … Read More…

NRDC Announces Growing Green Awards

October 28, 2009

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The National Resources Defense Council, NRDC,  has announced its second annual Growing Green Awards to honor farmers, business leaders and promoters of sustainable food. A $10,000 cash prize will be awarded for extraordinary contributions that advance ecologically integrated farming practices, … Read More…

Reap What You Sow With This iPhone App

October 14, 2009

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Americans are getting back to agrarian basics as they did during the Great Recession. How to make the most out of little? As Michelle Obama recommends–grow your own garden! ? And that?’s exactly what more and more Americans across … Read More…

Flocks of Urbanites Raising Chickens Under Green Roofs

September 19, 2009

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You don’t have to ask why the chicken crossed the road to get to one of these sophisticated coops. It’s an idea that seems to be hatching all around us, an extension of the urban farming trend that has city dwellers’ … Read More…

Food Not Lawns Promoting Garden Exchange Model

September 9, 2009

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A grassroots group of Santa Barbara neighbors is encouraging others to grow and share their locally grown food, seeds, and ideas in an effort to promote the transformation of unused lawns and other urban land into sustainable organic micro farms.… Read More…

National Community Gardening Week Starts Today

August 23, 2009

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On August 6, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack encouraged Americans to connect with the land, the food it grows and their local communities by proclaiming August 23-29, National Community Gardening Week.

A community garden is an opportunity to educate everyone about … Read More…

Is your city participating in the National Community Gardening Week August 23-29?

August 15, 2009

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Community and urban gardens are an important component of making sustainable communities. The National Community Gardening Week is an opportunity for your local government to show support by publicly promoting community gardens August 23 – 29.

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New Food Mapping Project Connects Gardeners to Promote Sustainable Food System

July 21, 2009

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Hungry Garden is a free new “geosocial” web resource for building and supporting local farm-to-fork food networks worldwide so consumers, restaurants, schools and institutions can find and purchase fresh local products and produce from local food sources within 50 miles … Read More…

Honey, I’m Home! High Hives for Urban Beekeepers

May 22, 2009

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Beekeeping is illegal in New York City where honeybees are considered “wild and ferocious animals.” Are urban beekeepers outlaws?  Those who comprise the anonymous group of urban beekeepers in the Big Apple would not be forced to keep their endeavors secret … Read More…

Growing Sustainable Food and Youth Leaders in Boston

May 6, 2009

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Rutabega, carrots, and lettuce are sprouting from the freshly tilled soil of several urban lots in Boston.  Since 1991, the goal of the Food Project has been to build a national model of engaging young people in personal and social … Read More…

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