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Regina Food Bank Connects People With Fresh Food

From the light crunch of lettuce to the earthy flavours of sweet basil, the Regina food bank's greenhouse is not only producing fresh food, but also putting people back in touch with where their food comes from. "Growing our own food as a food bank is a really good way...

Farm-in-a-box Coming To A Distribution Centre Near You

Eric and Matt founded Local Roots four years ago. Their first purchases were broken-down, 40-foot shipping containers. Local Roots upcycles the containers into modular, shippable, customizable farms, each of which can grow as much produce as five acres of farmland. The idea is to supplement, not supplant, outdoor agriculture. Every aspect...

Indian School Auctions Organic Produce To Encourage Farming

There have been several initiatives to promote organic farming at schools, but these projects often fall short when it comes to sustainability. Naipunnya Public School, Thrikkakara (Kerala, India) has figured a way to overcome this crisis. Here, the school auctions produce of its terrace farming among teachers and reinvest the...

Taguig (Philippines) Launches Newest Urban Farm

A new urban farm which offers a view of an array of farming setups was opened to public in Taguig City as part of the city's celebration of its Charter Day. The Taguig government, in a statement, said the Taguig Integrated Urban Farm sits in a 2,500-hectare land beside Lakeshore...

Paris: An Organic Farm In An Underground Car Park

An underground parking garage may seem like a strange place to grow food, but the start-up Cycloponics has installed a farm in the second basement of a car park in Paris, Porte de la Chapelle. "The Cave", as this farm is called, grows organic crops including mushrooms, micro-shoots and...

Indian Woman Sets An Example for Neighbours With Rooftop Farm

A woman named Pushpa Sahu is setting an example with her unconventional way of farming on her home’s rooftop in Raipur, India. Ms. Sahu has converted the rooftop into a mini-farm. She is using waste from her house and recycled water to grow fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. She...

Hong Kong Finds Bliss in Rooftop Gardens

Rooftops in densely populated Hong Kong are fast turning ­greener and more fertile as urban farmers seek to grow crops from their homes and offices and create a more liveable community. Some 60 rooftop farms and 1,400 farmers have emerged locally over the past decade, and a handful of farms...

Farmers in India’s First 100% Organic State Need Support

Sikkim was declared as India's first 100% organic state in 2016. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had praised the move towards traditional farming and urged other states to emulate Sikkim's organic agriculture model. Launched as an ambitious programme through a resolution passed by the Sikkim Legislative Assembly in 2003, and gradually implemented...

From Railway Engineer to Organic Farmer

In the eastern Indian state of Odisha, a small bunch of engineers have created a new company to promote organic agriculture called Organic Soch. Railway engineer Atul Choudhury learnt about all the problems of inorganic agriculture, farmer indebtedness, diseases among farming communities. He decided that organic farming was the only...

Urban Farming: Cultivating Real Change In Cape Town

Recent concerns about transparency of food supply and mislabelling are certainly a welcome change, but even so, such questions are still a luxury of the affluent, especially in a Cape Town where issues around food insecurity far outweigh those around food integrity. It's only logical then that a selection of...