Browsing the "urban farming" Tag

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Watch the World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Grow in 3 Minutes

New York City isn’t exactly known for its agriculture, but thanks to the efforts of Brooklyn Grange, the city is now home to the world’s largest rooftop farm, with 65,000 square feet of growing space on the roof of Building no. 3 at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. This urban farm produced tens of thousands […]

April 2nd

Green Business Ideas: Permaculture and Urban Farming

Green business opportunities abound in permaculture design, urban farming, and local food production, whether it’s producing veggies and fruit in your backyard (or leasing the yards of others) or turning local produce into value-added products or helping others convert their yards into food forests. If you’ve got a green thumb, love working outdoors, want to […]

January 15th

A turnkey scalable system for commercial urban farming

Opportunities abound for creating a sustainable business in the new food economy, and with the rising demand for year-round local organic produce, developing an urban farm could be one answer for an ecopreneur looking to help build a strong local food system and generate an income. But if you don’t have access to open space […]

December 11th

An Urban Micro-Farm in a Mobile Box

Do you want to help change the nature of food production for urban consumers and reduce your community’s carbon footprint at the same time? One way to that goal is by producing more local and sustainable food, even in the heart of the city. One promising solution bypasses the need for a plot of land […]

November 5th

Farm Alliance of Baltimore Improves Viability of Urban Farming

If you hadn’t noticed, there’s been an explosion in the number of farmers’ markets in the past few years. This has increased access to and demand for locally and regionally sourced food.

When this demand is combined with the excess space left by urban flight in places such as Detroit and Baltimore, it creates the ideal condition for urban farming to take root. But unlike traditional market models where each business competes to bring products to the consumer, many urban farmers recognize that collaborative arrangements can have multiple benefits.

July 15th