With Biomimicry, Designers Turn to Nature to Reimagine Our Food System

November 14, 2015

Jube_biomimicry_design_beekeeping_urbangardensweb Jube, a chamber for capturing insects which its designers predict will be the “food of the future.” 

The common earthworm, termite mounds, and even the Texas Horned Lizard share something in common: they have all inspired innovative design concepts for Read More...

Farm School NYC Seeds Local Urban Food System

January 29, 2013

Next generation of urban farmers and food justice leaders.

Within New York City’s approximately 305 square mile radius and amid its vast stretches of concrete and high rises, there is a school without borders whose mission is to cultivate modern-day Read More...

Pro Urban Farming Graffitti

September 2, 2010

While in Los Angeles enjoying a respite from New York’s heat wave, I’m attending the Women in Green Forum, interviewing smart people like Doug Busch, founder of ECOtech Design Studio, and visiting some edible vertical gardens and urban … Read More...

Sustainable Food Movement Takes Some Bytes

March 25, 2010

“We may be going back to the land, but lots of us are bringing our smart phones and laptops along,” comments Destin Joy Layne, director of the Eat Well Guide, a free online directory of fresh, locally grown and … Read More...

It Takes A Village to Farm a Rooftop

January 10, 2010


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, … Read More...

NRDC Announces Growing Green Awards

October 28, 2009


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...

New Food Mapping Project Connects Gardeners to Promote Sustainable Food System

July 21, 2009


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...

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