New Stories From 'Urban Agriculture Notes'
Random header image... Refresh for more!

Living Architecture Monitor features urban agriculture

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+

livarch.jpg

This issue profiles innovative urban agriculture policies and projects

Fall 2010
Vol. 12. No. 4

CitiesAlive will be in Vancouver from November 30th to December 3rd – the 8th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference. See website here. A new course on Rooftop Urban Agriculture will be launched at CitiesAlive.

In this issue:

Urban Agriculture – Designing the edible building envelope

Seattle City Council, sponsor of the City’s new urban agriculture policy.

Farming for the City. From barren, unproductive rooftop to fertile agricultural oasis teeming with people, chickens and bees, Brooklyn’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is a catalyst for community and food security.

Diary of an Urban Apiarist. When bees go to collect nectar, they don’t use shopping carts. These and other lessons learned from the front-lines of rooftop pollinator pampering in New York City.

[Read more →]

November 17, 2010   Comments Off on Living Architecture Monitor features urban agriculture

Food garden on stage at Berlin theatre

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+

onstage.jpg

Zellen. Life Science – Urban Farming lectures

Nov. 2010
In German

Excerpt:

Between workshops on harvesting, collecting seeds, the garden can be explored. The youth clubs of HAU present material they have worked on for several months, and die Helmis will show “Hans-Guck-in-die-Luft”. The mother of 19-year-old Hans is an outstanding tightrope walker, and his father a famous ornithologist. Hans is clumsy and living in his own world, but he is also a very talented draughtsman and bird voice imitator who has to cope with the conflict between an artist’s life and reality.

[Read more →]

November 17, 2010   1 Comment

Upscale Bexley, Ohio, one USA’s top 100 richest neighborhoods, to allow chickens

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+

Urban chickens have caught on in other Ohio cities such as Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo

By Mike Bowersock
NBC
November 16, 2010

Excerpt:

Bexley, which is home to Capital University, upscale retail and high culture, soon may be home to chickens — legally.

One area of the East Side suburb is ranked among the country’s top 100 richest neighborhoods — with a median family income of $322,000 dollars.

That same city likely will approve urban chicken farming.

[Read more →]

November 17, 2010   Comments Off on Upscale Bexley, Ohio, one USA’s top 100 richest neighborhoods, to allow chickens

Boston wants to plow vacant plots to farm land

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+

bostongardn5.jpg
Berkeley Community Gardens in the South End of Boston in winter. Photo by Anty Diluvian.

Bring new life to city parcels that have sat empty

By Meghan E. Irons
Boston Globe Staff
November 16, 2010

Excerpt:

Deep in the belly of Dorchester, past crusty corner shops and barren tree limbs, lies an empty, overgrown lot on Glenway Street. It is a desolate patch the City of Boston wants to revive with farming.

City officials have tapped Glenway and two other city parcels for a pilot project in southern Dorchester to place more locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables on Boston’s dining tables. The idea is to get local farming experts to till the land and raise plump tomatoes, broccoli, or zucchini that would be sold to neighborhood restaurants, farmers markets, corner stores, or fancy hotels.

[Read more →]

November 17, 2010   Comments Off on Boston wants to plow vacant plots to farm land

The Dynamics of Urban Agriculture in Hanoi, Vietnam

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on StumbleUponEmail this to someoneShare on Google+

vietnam5.jpg

Complete paper online

The Journal of Field Actions
Special Issue 1 – 2010 : Urban Agriculture
By Brody Lee, Tony Binns and Alan B Dixon

Abstract:

In many developing countries, urban agriculture makes a significant contribution to the livelihoods of urban populations, in providing food security and income generation. In Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, urban agriculture is a longstanding feature, but rapid urban growth is leading to greater competition over land use, such that this practice is being increasingly threatened by conversion to non-agricultural urban uses. The quality and safety of foodstuffs grown in urban areas is of growing concern to both consumers and producers in developing country cities such as Hanoi, where a large share of the city’s food supply is grown within the urban area.

[Read more →]

November 17, 2010   Comments Off on The Dynamics of Urban Agriculture in Hanoi, Vietnam