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  • Jan. 31, 2010

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr Backs Vertical Farming
    There's already been a lot of buzz around Valcent's VertiCrop vertical farming systems. And while some of the more fanciful vertical farm concepts are derided by many as unrealistic, and while there's some debate as to whether soil-less growing systems can be regarded as organic, making optimum use of growing space can only help in the quest for truly sustainable agriculture

  • Jan. 28, 2010

    Urban Agriculture Future of Sustainability
    On Tuesday, the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. hosted a panel discussion on Urban Agriculture as part of the museum's ongoing series, For The Greener Good: Conversations That Will Change the World.

  • Dec 5, 2009

    Urban farming helps Autistic students
    Home-grown fruit and vegetables are helping raise money for Eden Autism Services in Collier County. The school's urban-farming project, the "Garden at Eden," hosted an open house on Saturday.

  • Dec. 3, 2009

    Tour spotlights urban chicken farming
    The chicken may have crossed the road to get away from situations just such as this: A flood of people streaming through the coop all day long to "ooh" and "aah" and ask if brown eggs taste better than white ones.

  • Nov. 16, 2009

    In Brooklyn, Her Farmer’s Heart Is Happy
    Kristen Schafenacker, 26, has the rare title of New York City farmer. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., she attended Mount Holyoke College, where her devotion to food took root, and is now the senior farm assistant at Added Value, an urban farm located opposite the Ikea in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

  • Nov. 13, 2009

    Urban agriculture, the next cool thing
    Did you know that more Texas kids are believed to be studying agriculture and agricultural science in urban and suburban high schools than in the state's rural academies? .

  • Nov. 16, 2009

    In Brooklyn, Her Farmer’s Heart Is Happy
    Kristen Schafenacker, 26, has the rare title of New York City farmer. Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., she attended Mount Holyoke College, where her devotion to food took root, and is now the senior farm assistant at Added Value, an urban farm located opposite the Ikea in Red Hook, Brooklyn.