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Cultivation Amidst Urbanization in Seoul

South Korea makes great strides to promote urban farming given the proven ecological and socioeconomic benefits. Seoul government encourages its citizens leading to a significant rise in the number of farms across the city. The way things go, this growing trend is only going to continue.

Motown to Growtown: Detroit’s Urban Farmers (First screened in 2012, and a 2019 update)

Residents of the US city of Detroit are now producing organic food locally, reducing the environmental footprint of their food by cutting down on carbon emissions from transport and on chemical inputs. They are also helping revive communities as new green spaces and farmer's...

Growing Vegetables Is Easy, But Also Hard

Starting your own garden can be a cheap and easy way to feed your family, but it's not as easy as it sounds. New Zealand's Edible Landscapes Architect, Shai Brod says carbon and nitrogen are the key ingredients for making good compost and soil for...

Solar-Powered School In Denmark Planned For Kids Grow Their Own Food

A secondary school in Denmark hopes to be more engaging with students with a solar-powered building that teaches them how to grow and cook food in the rooftop garden. Boasting a size of 105,690 square feet, this new school allows for up to 784 students...

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....

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 practice of producing food in vertically-stacked layers. These “farms” make use of enclosed structures like warehouses and...

In Berlin, Cultivating A Taste For Plants

On the Moritzplatz, in the popular district of Kreuzberg in Berlin, a colourful crowd drops its bicycles and rushes inside the Prinzessingartenfor an exchange of exchange and sale of nutritious plants. There are also several stands of environmental protection associations. The garden appears, behind...

Engaging Young People In Agriculture Can Curb Crime

Jamaica's Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, says the active engagement of young people in agriculture can turn them away from a life of crime. Relating his own experience, Hutchinson informed that 20 unattached and vulnerable youth...

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...

Changing Lives, Gaining Respect – Urban Farmers of Nairobi (Video)

This is a 15 minute overview of Nairobi's urban farmers. Mazingira Institute provides training to young urban farmers on efficient use of urban spaces, job creation, organic crops, livestock and health issues. Women and youth farmer hubs have formed a platform and network for...