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

Kenya: Successful farming model tips for city dwellers with tiny spaces

With this new system, urban dwellers can also practise portable garden hanging where various crops are grown in sacks. During planting, the sacks are filled with subsoil which are low in acidic content with neutral PH.

By Mercy Kahenda
Standard Media
Dec 8, 2016

Excerpt:

Besides livestock stands, the Nakuru Prison attracted numerous show goers to the Nakuru Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Show.

Its main attraction: an integrated urban farming method that entails a fish pond, a vegetable garden, a poultry house and a rabbit hutch.

[Read more →]

December 14, 2016   Comments Off on Kenya: Successful farming model tips for city dwellers with tiny spaces

Sustainable Food Systems: The Role of the City

Drawing on both his academic research and teaching, and 15 years’ experience as a practicing urban farmer

By Robert Biel
UCL Press
December 2016

Faced with a global threat to food security, it is perfectly possible that society will respond, not by a dystopian disintegration, but rather by reasserting co-operative traditions. This book, by a leading expert in urban agriculture, offers a genuine solution to today’s global food crisis. By contributing more to feeding themselves, cities can allow breathing space for the rural sector to convert to more organic sustainable approaches.

[Read more →]

December 14, 2016   Comments Off on Sustainable Food Systems: The Role of the City

Movie: ‘Farming Detroit – The Urban Farming Revolution’

Must see film! Mike – (however it is restricted to a USA audience on YouTube online

[If you can learn to use VPN – Virtual Private Network, then you can see the film. I did from Canada. Mike]
A must-see movie for everyone this holiday season!! Make the effort to watch it. Mike

Directed by Jackson Nguyen and Todd Crites
Produced by Pilgrim Studios for FYI
2015 A & E Televison
Online on Dec 10, 2016

Excerpt from Eater Detroit:

Over the weekend, lifestyle channel FYI turned the lens on Detroit’s urban agriculture scene with the premiere of a new documentary Farming Detroit. The hour-long film follows a series of different farms around the area including Brother Nature Produce, Burnside Farm, MUFI, Central Detroit Christian Farm and Fishery, Buckets of Rain, and HUDA Clinic and Urban Garden. Filmmakers look at how each farm operates and services the community in a different way from Brother Nature’s relationship with local restaurants to Buckets of Rain’s involvement with the homeless shelters.

[Read more →]

December 14, 2016   Comments Off on Movie: ‘Farming Detroit – The Urban Farming Revolution’