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In Montenegro Urban Agriculture Projects Are Blossoming During The Pandemic

Whether due to job losses or as a way to escape the dull reality of quarantine measures, or both, many citizens of Montenegro have started cultivating gardens, parks and any other available land during the COVID pandemic. Since this spring, new urban farmers in Bar...

Urban Farms Are Greening Paris

Anne Hidalgo, elected in 2014, declared her intention to make Paris a greener city. In 2016 the Paris government launched Parisculteurs, a project which aims to cover the city's rooftops and walls with 100 hectares (247 acres) of vegetation by 2020. One third of...

A Rapper Grows Plants, Peace and Self-Esteem In Colombia

Luis Fernando Alvarez looks more like a rapper than a farmer. "El AKA" as he is known in Medellin, Colombia's second-largest city, has brought his two passions together with the initiative Agro Arte - agricultural art. San Javier is a slum of mountainous Medellin, and...

Sowing Seeds For Social Good

Founder of Ikhaya Garden, Xolisa Bangani, speaks about his passion for nature, and how starting a garden in Khayelitsha has helped change his community. Bangani started growing plants and flowers at home and says he was motivated by a friend to start growing vegetables....

The Direct-to-Consumer Model of Montreal’s Lufa Farms

One of Canada’s largest urban farming projects, Lufa Farms is the brainchild of Mohamed Hage and Lauren Rathmell. In 2011, Hage and Rathmell opened the world’s first commercial rooftop greenhouse, a 31,000-square-foot space atop an old Montreal warehouse. They now oversee three hydroponic greenhouses,...

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 County is the site of the long-dreamed-of Urban Edge Sustainable Farming (UESF). For the first cohort of students,...

Weekly Market Gives Public A Taste Of Foods Restaurants Choose

The innovative foods sold within the walls of an old printing warehouse on San Antonio’s near East Side include a freshly fermented bloody mary mix, locally farmed produce or a cluster of black garlic. “The main reason for the event is to get chefs down...

Detroit Dirt – Bringing Waste to Life

Pashon Murray cofounded Detroit Dirt in 2010 as a local compost company, which focuses on being an engine for waste reduction and climate benefits. As a child growing up in Grand Rapids, she watched her father run a waste removal company and accompanied him on...

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 Register's People To Watch for 2018, already has a steady flow of business and is looking to...

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 (UN statistics from 2014 show that 54 per cent of human population is now in urban areas). This...