Farm in a Box

March 3, 2011

Turn your empty wall or fence into a garden. It’s as easy to hang as a picture. It automatically waters itself and allows you to grow indoors or outdoors in any season. And here’s the real dirt (or not): it’s a hydroponicRead More…

Vertical Farming on Rise for Urban Food Supply

July 9, 2010


Valcent Product’s VertiCrop system of hanging gardens

By 2050 more than 80% of the world’s population is expected to be living in urban areas. How will we feed them? Vertical farming offers a highly effective, sustainable, and cost-efficient solution. On a … Read More…

It Takes A Village to Farm a Rooftop

January 10, 2010

Ushassu-garden

In a village outside of Hyderabad, South India, Nagamani and Swathi, sisters attending Women’s Education Project’s Ushassu program, climb to their flat roof to collect vegetables for the families’ dinner.

Picking tomatoes and beans, they discuss how this small garden, planted on … Read More…

NRDC Announces Growing Green Awards

October 28, 2009

growing_green_awards_logo

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…

Great Harvest of Urban Farming Films

October 13, 2009

cabbages

As our access to fresh and local foods becomes more important to us, many of us have begun to grow our own, either on our patios, terraces, and rooftops, or collectively in community gardens. In a window box, schoolyard, or … Read More…

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