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One Individual’s Roadside Beautification Project Turned Into a Farm (Kerala, India)

The COVID pandemic has hit people hard around the world, not only in terms of health risks but also their most basic economic security and well-being. Some are using this as an opportunity to become self-sufficient by growing food for their own families or as...

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...

Mangaluru Man Shows Terrace Gardens Can Be A Boon

After working in West Asia for six years, Blany D’Souza returned home to Mangaluru 20 years ago. A passion for growing fruits and vegetables led him to set up a garden on an area of 1,200 sq ft on the terrace of his home...

Gurgaon’s Urban Farmers

Dheeraj Garg is a busy IT professional but he finds time to engage in a 'hobby' every weekend. Every Sunday, Dheeraj drives to Badshahpur on the outskirts of the city, where he - along with over a hundred other Gurugrammers - works as a...

The Variety of Our Food Crops is Declining

Potatoes are native to the Andes, and over 4,000 varieties are grown there now. They come in numerous shapes, sizes and colors – red, yellow, purple, striped and spotted. This wide array of types is an example of agrobiodiversity – a genetic legacy created by...

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,...

Australia’s Karenni Refugees Cultivate Community Through Wollongong Farming Initiative

Developing small farms on unused land in urban areas could help alleviate chronic unemployment for refugees resettled in Australia. At Mangerton in Wollongong, Karenni refugees are transforming a steep hillside next to the Saint Therese Primary School, into a traditional terraced garden. According to University of...

The Underground World Of Urban Farming In London

Under an anonymous back street in south London lies a vast underground air-raid shelter that has been turned into a pioneering urban farm supplying supermarkets and restaurants in the capital. The World War II shelter in Clapham, which could protect up to 8,000 people from...

The Urban Farming Pioneer Who Wants To Feed The City’s Soul

For four years after giving up his corporate job which was making him miserable, Bjorn Low spend a happy four years working on organic farms in far-flung places such as Scotland, Spain and Japan. How could one farm without land? While looking around Singapore, the...

Urban Farming In Singapore Has Moved Into A New, High-Tech Phase

Urban farms have always been popular with gardeners in Singapore, especially those who volunteer at neighbourhood community gardens. Urban farming has become more high-tech and, well, urban. Urban farmers have started growing food in restaurants and taken over unused rooftop carpark spaces to set up garden...