Posts Tagged urban agriculture

Join us at the Science Barge with Window Farms!

June 16, 2010
Join us at the Science Barge with Window Farms!

Hydroponics and the City: New Food for a New Age 1-3:30PM, Saturday June 26th, 2010 Creating sustainable local food systems might mean changing how we grow food. Learn how some New Yorkers are growing local food with local resources. See The Science Barge — the only fully-functioning demonstration of renewable energy supporting sustainable hydroponic agriculture […]

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The Shrinking of Detroit

March 9, 2010
The Shrinking of Detroit

The folks here at the institute are keenly interested in the practice of urban farming.  In the last year we have posted more than a few pieces on the subject which gave a big nod to Detroit as a leader in the movement to cultivate derelict urban space.  Many people have attributed this success, in […]

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Sparking Change in the NYC Food System

March 4, 2010
Sparking Change in the NYC Food System

Just a few weeks ago the Borough President of Manhattan, Scott Stringer, released a remarkable policy report designed to “spark systemic change in New York’s regional food system.”  The document, titled FoodNYC: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Food System, contains a respectably comprehensive range of proposals which identify keys points of intervention for our city.  […]

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Video: Urban Food Prints and the Feasibility of Urban Agriculture

February 16, 2010

I came across a set of animations this weekend that I thought our readers would be interested in checking out.  The first is called “Foodprint Manhattan” and was presented by The Why Factory during last year’s Hudson Quadricentennial events on Governor’s Island.  (I wasn’t able to find a video with audio but the text is […]

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A Citywide Plan for Urban Agriculture in NYC

January 26, 2010
A Citywide Plan for Urban Agriculture in NYC

The Design Trust for Public Space recently announced a project to asses the state of urban farming across New York City and “to create the nation’s first citywide plan for urban agriculture.”  The initiative, called the Five Borough Farm, is designed to bring together leading experts in sustainable development, urban policy, landscape architecture, and key […]

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