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The Urban Ecologist at Moonwater Farm, California

Kathleen Blakistone first became interested in gardening when her son was in third grade at McKinley Elementary School in Santa Monica. She joined a group of parent volunteers, known as the “Gardening Angels,” under the tutelage of Bonnie Freeman. Freeman led the Santa Monica...

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,...

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,...

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...

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 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...

Facebook Group Cultivates Interest In Organic Vegetables

Scare over widespread use of pesticides has prompted many to turn to organic food and cultivation. Residents of Thiruvananthapuram, India, looking to buy organic vegetables at affordable price now have one more destination to head to. Krishibhoomi, a Facebook group, has started organic vegetable sale every...

City Dwellers: Produce Your Own Plant Food

Pot gardening is the growing of plants in pots or containers rather on the ground. It is generally applied for houseplants and is also useful in areas where the soil or climatic conditions are not suitable for a particular crop. Any pot or container can...

Is Urban Farming For Rich Hipsters?

Making urban grown produce affordable "This is a real challenge," says Kate Hofman, CEO and co-founder of London-based aquaponics enterprise GrowUp Urban Farms, which produces fish, salads and herbs in unused city spaces to sell wholesale. "Food is a commodity, and we have to make...