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Daycares in Finland Changed Children’s Immune Systems With Forest Floor Play-yards

Recent research from Finland suggests that children's immune system can be boosted by letting them play in soil more often.

Growing Food In A Suburban Garden Restores Vital Connection To Nature

All her life, Jane Griffiths knew that growing her own food made economic and environmental sense. "My mom grew up on a farm in East Griqualand and I spent plenty of time there when I was young," she says. "The farm was almost completely self-sufficient...

This 11-Year-Old Girl Farms In Her Courtyard

A Class 6 student from Ambalavayal, Kerala, India, has turned her courtyard into a vegetable garden. 11-year-old Shikha Lubna, daughter of Abdul Basheer and Nasriya, has been active in farming since she was in Class 1. Shikha’s garden consists of almost all major varieties of vegetables...

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...

More Spaces For Singapore’s Community Gardeners

Singapore prides itself on being a garden city and Singaporeans are getting more opportunities to help it keep its reputation. The National Parks Board (NParks) is leasing out garden space in its parks for the first time to community gardeners. It aims to build 1,000...

South African Inventor Profits From Exciting New Market

South African Claire Reid has most recently won the title of Agripreneur of the Year at the global competition, Future Agro Challenge. She is the inventor of a biodegradable seed tape which takes the hassle out of growing domestic vegetable and herb gardens. Reid’s seed...

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...

Farms Are Growing In Kuala Lumpur

THE notion that farming is an activity that requires a huge land area has been clearly debunked as urban farming gains ground among Malaysian city dwellers. In the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Wong Min Lik has co-founded Moutou Art Space on the rooftop of a...

New York City Passes New Urban Agriculture Bill

The New York City council passed a bill today that will create the city's first centralized digital hub meant specifically for urban agriculture. This hub will be run entirely by the city and will hopefully be seen as a resource for both new and established...

California’s Long Beach Will Tax Empty Land to Encourage Urban Farming

A California law to give tax breaks to landowners who convert vacant lots to small urban farms has gone largely unused in the four years since it was passed. But now Long Beach is adding a stick to the carrot of incentives. Landowners who don’t...