Feeding the Future of Agriculture with Vertical Farming

Field farming requires labour, amenable weather conditions, adequate sunshine for photosynthesis, irrigation, and often pesticides to protect crops. Vertical farming, a term coined by Dickson Despommier, is the...

Urban Edge Farm Programme Offers Immersion Learning

To First Generation Farmers Executive Director Alli Cecchini and head farmer Eleanor VanHof, a 13-acre section of the prime farmland in the Bay Area’s east Contra Costa...

8 Reasons To Grow Your Own Fruits and Vegetables

If you think that more people around you are getting involved with growing food plants around their house, you are correct. There are some very good reasons...

Dogpatch Urban Gardens Is Changing The Des Moines Foodscape

Dogpatch Urban Gardens is the only for-profit farm in Des Moines city limits - the realization of one of Jenny Quiner's dreams. Quiner, one of the Des Moines...

Futuristic Farming, In The City

Kern Agrawal was just 20 when he was introduced to the bliss and sanity of organic gardening and urban farming by his long-time girlfriend and now wife,...

Why We Should Be Urban Farming (Video)

In our recent history, we have removed the growing of food far away from the places where more than half of humanity today lives - the cities...

The Astonishing Scale Of Food Waste

There is one statistic in particular that might make us think when it comes to tidying up after the festivities: roughly one third of the food produced...

The Urban Ecologist at Moonwater Farm, California

Kathleen Blakistone first became interested in gardening when her son was in third grade at McKinley Elementary School in Santa Monica. She joined a group of parent...

FarmBot Reduces Complexities For Microfarming Growth

Seeking to influence the next generation of food production, FarmBot, the world’s first open-source, CNC small-scale farming machine, gives individuals the power to create and manage a...

Gurgaon’s Urban Farmers

Dheeraj Garg is a busy IT professional but he finds time to engage in a 'hobby' every weekend. Every Sunday, Dheeraj drives to Badshahpur on the outskirts...