Accra’s urban farmers need support

In Accra, urban farming is responsible for 90 percent of the city’s fresh vegetables and 46 percent of the capital’s households are involved in it, according to...

Africa’s urban farmers

A nurse, Wangari counts on income from farming to raise money to buy more land - for more farming. With prices for basic foodstuffs at their highest levels...

India’s Gaffarbhai Qureshi Traveled 19 States and Grew 5200 Varieties of Plants

Gafarbhai Qureshi has collected over 5200 types of plants in his nursery and gives free information and training to farmers and students about these plants, herbs and...

Facebook group cultivates interest in organic vegetables

Scare over widespread use of pesticides has prompted many to turn to organic food and cultivation. Residents of Thiruvananthapuram, India, looking to buy organic vegetables at affordable price...

City Dwellers: Produce Your Own Plant Food

Pot gardening is the growing of plants in pots or containers rather on the ground. It is generally applied for houseplants and is also useful in areas...

Jackfruits and Grapes in a Pot

When Blany D’souza told people that he was trying to grow jackfruits in a pot, they laughed at him. A Mangalore-based urban gardener with a rapidly increasing social media following, Blany had a green thumb since he was a precocious young boy. However, he finally found the time to set up his own garden only after he returned from the Gulf (where he served as an income auditor at a five-star hotel for six years) in 1998. Thanks to Blany’s careful nurturing, a multitude of fruits and vegetables were soon growing on the 1,200 sq ft terrace of his home in Mangalore. Today, Blany grows nearly 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables on his terrace, with his latest experiments revolving around growing jackfruits and lychees in a pot. In 2015, Blany became a household name among the garden-loving citizens of Mangalore after he helped a couple of his friends set up their terrace gardens.
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Using Soil and Soil Mixes

Well prepared garden soil is great for growing things in the ground but when it comes to growing things in containers the soil is different. Soils for containers...

“People eat more veggies when they take part in gardening”

Sundari Kraft is the founder of Sustainable Food Denver, founding co-chair of the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council, and founder of one of Denver’s first multi-plot urban...

In Washington School Gardens Are No Longer A Rarity

Horace Mann Elementary School has a rooftop garden. After leafy vegetables are planted and cared for, students harvest the crops, chop them up and serve them to...

Is urban farming for rich hipsters?

Making urban grown produce affordable "This is a real challenge," says Kate Hofman, CEO and co-founder of London-based aquaponics enterprise GrowUp Urban Farms, which produces fish, salads...