Posts Tagged urban farming

Re-Imagining our Home

June 9, 2011
Re-Imagining our Home

One landscape at a time. Post 9-11 New York City has been left with what always appears to be an un-finished skyline, a reminder of what is not there. And while the Freedom Tower is set to fill the void in the next year or so, this picture that was featured on Inhabitat’s write up […]

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Urban Orchards for Public Health

April 13, 2010
Urban Orchards for Public Health

From Ecologist: Every year between June and October, the Hackney Marshes in north-east London are covered with sweet, luscious blackberries. Families bring buckets and collect the free harvest, turning the berries into jams, smoothies and many other recipes. They are so abundant that most of the succulent berries are never picked. Yet larger supermarkets will […]

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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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Rooftop Farming on the Warehouses of North Brooklyn

July 1, 2009
Rooftop Farming on the Warehouses of North Brooklyn

New York Magazine’s Summer Guide is featuring a great piece on a successful rooftop farming venture in Greenpoint: Rooftop Farms got started in December 2008, with Chris and Lisa Goode, who run Goode Green, a green-roof business, with their partner, Amy Trachtman. They approached Gina Argento, who owns several Greenpoint warehouses, with the idea of […]

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Progressive Foodies of NYC Unite!

April 28, 2009
Progressive Foodies of NYC Unite!

Keen on setting up a food co-op or CSA in your neighborhood? Fascinated by the idea of keeping bees and raising chickens right in the heart of the city? Crave a food system that is more just, sustainable, healthy and delicious? If you’ve answered yes, even hesitantly, to any of these questions and are in […]

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