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Windy City Harvest takes elitism out of urban farming and fresh produce Farming System, Aquaponics System, Hydroponics, Urban Agriculture, Urban Farming, Plants Grown In Water, Farming Techniques, Modern Farmer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Windy City Harvest takes elitism out of urban farming and fresh produce - Medill Reports Chicago

By Briana Garrett Medill Reports The modern farmer is changing fast, with the terrain for food production and urban farming at the center of this transition. Urban farming can mean produce gardens in backyards, rooftops and assigned city land plots as well as farming systems such as aquaponics, an agricultural approach where fish wastes nourish […]

While urban agriculture can play a role in supporting food supply chains for many major American cities — contributing to food diversity, sustainability and localizing food systems — researchers say it is unrealistic to expect rooftop gardens, community plots and the like to provide the majority of nutrition for the population of a metropolis. Farming System, Hydroponics System, Urban Agriculture, Urban Farming, List Of Nutrients, Vertical Farming, Food Security, Environmental Science, Seeds

Urban agriculture can help, but not solve, city food security problems | Penn State University

While urban agriculture can play a role in supporting food supply chains for many major American cities — contributing to food diversity, sustainability and localizing food systems — researchers say it is unrealistic to expect rooftop gardens, community plots and the like to provide the majority of nutrition for the population of a metropolis.

Last Year It Cost $5 For Chicago West Side Community Gardens To Tap Into City Water. Now The Price Is $1,700 Water Department, Department Of Environment, City Government, Urban Agriculture, Water Management, Rain Barrel, Improve Mental Health, Water Systems, New City

Last Year It Cost $5 For West Side Community Gardens To Tap Into City Water. Now The Price Is $1,700

NORTH LAWNDALE — New city regulations have left community gardens high and dry when it comes to getting the water they need for produce to thrive. Until recently, gardeners were able to tap a hose into fire hydrants using a vacuum breaker, a piece of equipment that costs about $5 and is designed to prevent […]

Cornell Cooperative Extension sows seeds to grow urban agriculture in NYC New York Teams, Tomato Trellis, Agricultural Practices, Erie County, Urban Farmer, Urban Agriculture, Urban Setting, Organic Farming, Growing Vegetables

CCE sows seeds to grow urban agriculture | Cornell Chronicle

Specialists from Cornell Cooperative Extension are helping urban farmers from Buffalo to New York City make the most of confined spaces and unique growing conditions.

Advocates for Urban Agriculture plans to deploy Ward Ambassadors to press the new administration for long overdue changes to the city's urban agriculture policies. Agriculture Projects, Urban Agriculture, Urban Farming, Department Of Environment, Fulton Market, Farm Business, City Council, New City, Planting Seeds

Urban Agriculture Community Planting Seeds For More Fruitful Relationship With New Mayor, City Council

Advocates for Urban Agriculture plans to deploy Ward Ambassadors to press the new administration for long overdue changes to the city's urban agriculture policies.

Flower Farms Help Kids Learn About Business, Nature While Building Up South Side Neighborhoods Aquaponics Greenhouse, Aquaponics Fish, Aquaponics System, Grow Tower, Cash Crop, Urban Agriculture, Flower Farm, Growing Flowers, Growing Vegetables

Flower Farms Help Kids Learn About Business, Nature While Building Up South Side Neighborhoods

CHICAGO — South Side teens and kids are transforming vacant lots into flower farms on the South Side. The flower farms are part of a program from Eco House Chicago, an organization that is working to rebuild economically depressed South and West side neighborhoods through environmentally friendly education and business opportunities. Eco House, which now has […]

Chicago West Side Students Getting In The Hot Sauce Business By Growing Peppers At Home Growing Peppers, Cash Crop, Plant Projects, Urban Agriculture, Pepper Plants, Hottest Chili Pepper, Science Curriculum, Christian School, West Side

West Side Students Getting In The Hot Sauce Business By Growing Peppers At Home

NORTH LAWNDALE — Young people on the West Side are growing hot chili peppers as a cash crop to earn some spare pocket money for the summer. The pepper project was organized by the Young Men’s Educational Network as a way to give young folks some extra cash while also teaching them an important lesson […]

Chicago’s Urban Farmers Taking A Hard Hit During The Pandemic. Make It Work, Going To Work, Urban Farmer, Urban Agriculture, Moving Forward, Farmers, Chicago, Take That, Move Forward

Chicago's Urban Farmers Taking A Hard Hit During The Pandemic

Agriculture has taken a hard hit by COVID-19 and Herban Produce is no exception. A vast majority of those buying the crops are local restaurants desiring fresh produce.

Chicagoans showcase backyard chickens amid issues with proposed livestock ordinance Urban Agriculture, Backyard Chickens, Beautiful Mind, Livestock

Chicagoans showcase backyard chickens amid issues with proposed livestock ordinance

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Commercial Greenhouses May Be The Future of Urban Farming In Chicago — Free Spirit Media Agriculture Industry, Urban Agriculture, Chicago Location, Commercial Greenhouse, Grow Home, Urban Farmer, Greenhouses, Hydroponics, Free Spirit

Commercial Greenhouses May Be The Future of Urban Farming In Chicago — Free Spirit Media

Urban farming has long been touted by agriculture advocates and enthusiasts as the future of the food and produce industry. However, as Chicago’s urban agriculture ecosystem has evolved and expanded, so have the complications associated with their operation.

Star Farm in Back of the Yards makes up for in ambition what it lacks in size. Founder Stephanie Dunn’s mission is to use urban agriculture as the means of creating a healthier, more resilient community. Agapanthus Africanus, Plants For Raised Beds, Star Farm, Globe Amaranth, Butterfly Weed, Urban Agriculture, Foundation Planting, Meteor Garden 2018, Soil Improvement

Tiny Star Farm Aims to Transform the Neighborhood That Meatpacking Built

Star Farm in Back of the Yards makes up for in ambition what it lacks in size. Founder Stephanie Dunn’s mission is to use urban agriculture as the means of creating a healthier, more resilient community.

Urban farmers show FAITH at downtown Gary site on Carolina Street Weed Barrier, List Of Vegetables, Gary Indiana, Urban Farmer, Urban Agriculture, Stuffed Banana Peppers, New Community, Walk Past, Go Outside

Urban farmers show FAITH at downtown Gary site on Carolina Street

In its first four years the farm managed to raise production to between 12,000 and 15,000 pounds of food each season.

Fort Pierce, Florida man goes viral, captures internet with his unique garden Urban Agriculture, Man Go, Unique Gardens, Internet, Single Family, Platforms, Connection, Father, Florida

Fort Pierce man goes viral, captures internet with his unusual garden

Corey Paul, a father of six, stood in the backyard of his seafoam green single family home in Fort Pierce as he discussed his new-found internet fame. A photo of him in his urban garden is circulating on Reddit, one of the most-used social media platforms in the world. That photo was posted to Reddit by a member of the Fort Pierce Connection. "Once I found the post it was like at 7,000 likes or whatever," Paul said. "Couple minutes later, I went back and it was at 15. I was like whoa. "

Free University of Illinois Extension Webinars for Small Farmers Greenhouse Benches, Food Hub, Perennial Vegetables, Urban Agriculture, Marketing Opportunities, Water Management, Food System, Chronic Stress, Organic Matter

Free Extension Webinars for Small Farmers

DECATUR, Ill. — During winters, farmers may not be out in their fields, but that doesn’t mean they are taking a break. Starting in January, University of Illinois Extension is providing a weekly educational webinar series for the small farm community. This online series will provide small farm producers practical knowledge on the leading practices in emerging topics that advance local food production.

A father and son share a lifelong love of plants and a landscape they’ve created together. Urban Agriculture, Yard Waste, Hardy Perennials, Garden Club, Family Values, Delphinium, Salvia, Late Summer, Father And Son

FEATURE: Ashton Family Values | Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

A father and son share a lifelong love of plants and a landscape they’ve created together.

Gotham Greens opens second greenhouse in rapidly redeveloping Pullman - Curbed Chicago Large Greenhouse, Indoor Greenhouse, Urban Agriculture, Urban Farming, Indoor Farming, Chicago Location, Farming Techniques, Chicago Neighborhoods, Vertical Farming

Gotham Greens Opens Largest Urban Agriculture Campus In Chicago

/PRNewswire/ -- Gotham Greens, a pioneer in indoor greenhouse agriculture and a leading fresh produce and food company, today opened its largest greenhouse in...