Category — Events
By Raúl Puente Asuero
Comité Pro-Parque Educ. Miraflores
Profesor Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla
On March 29 we will celebrate in Bujalance (Cordoba – Spain) the First Conference on Urban Gardens in Andalusia. Language: Spanish.
The Conference is especially directed to associations and councils that have a few gardens in its municipality or are planning to create one soon.
The Conference will be the start of a series of discussions aimed at creating a network of Urban Gardens in Andalusia in the near future.
If you are interested, you can write to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the e-mail email@example.com
March 8, 2014 No Comments
A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming
By Jean-Martin Fortier
New Society Publishers
Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in Eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helene feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they’ve developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process.
February 3, 2014 Comments Off
‘Economic opportunities can result from employing sustainable agriculture in the city’
Presented by Seedstock
March 19-20, 2014
The event will be a two-day, outcomes-based conference designed to examine and develop solutions that will enable cities, Riverside, California in this particular case, to reconnect to their agricultural roots and galvanize citizens, growers, advocates, government officials and other major stakeholders around the economic opportunities that can result from employing sustainable urban agriculture.
January 13, 2014 Comments Off
Zero Acreage Farming – Urban Agriculture of the Future
Excerpted from the ZFarm News
Dec 2013 issue
A map is available on www.zfarm.de showing potential roof surfaces for commercial ZFarming in Berlin. The map was created on the basis of data taken from the Berlin Solar Atlas and the Environment Atlas.
In order to calculate the roof surface potential, flat roofs with an area of at least 500 square metres that would be suitable for solar utilisation were initially selected from data contained in the Berlin Solar Atlas. It was assumed that roof surfaces that were suitable for solar utilisation would also constitute potential space for ZFarming. In addition, various other criteria were defined that need to be taken into account when planning commercial rooftop farming projects: a roof inclination of no more than 8 degrees, building heights not exceeding 50 m, compatible area uses and types, and the homogeneity of the areas. No consideration was made of aspects concerning statics.
December 26, 2013 Comments Off
A short video of a Dutch allotment garden (in Dutch)
International Congress of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners 2014 in Utrecht – The Netherlands.
The congress of the Office International du Coin de Terre et des Jardins Familiaux will be held from 28 till 30 August 2014. The Dutch federation, AVVN, will organize this congress. Delegates from 15 countries, representing over 3 million families, will visit Utrecht and discuss the developments and trends in allotment and leisure gardening.
November 18, 2013 Comments Off
‘We believe that a holistic approach to urban farming provides an uplifting and healing process important for deepening these connections, reskilling our communities, and transforming the world around us.’
In Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Urban Farming Certification Program is a permaculture-based, comprehensive 9 month training program that weaves together classroom work, individual mentoring, and hands-on practical farming experience that help create abundant urban spaces, skilled farmers, and community leaders in the local foods movement.
October 16, 2013 Comments Off
Tentative Program – 17 October 2013
Speakers and Topics:
Spearheading Urban Agriculture in Malaysia
Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Fauzi Ramlan, Vice Chancellor, UPM
[Chairman: Prof Dr. Ghizan Saleh, National Professors Council]
Current Issues and Challenges in the Region on Urban
Agriculture towards Resilient Food Systems
Ms. Shashi Sareen
Senior Food Safety and Nutrition Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand, Bangkok
Sustainable Development of Urban Farming in Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yahya Awang
Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, UPM
October 9, 2013 Comments Off
To assess the role urban agriculture plays in the economic recovery of economically distressed cities
The Law Review of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law invites proposals for its 2014 Symposium, “Going to Seed: Urban Agriculture in Distressed Cities,” scheduled for Friday, March 7, 2014. This symposium will bring together both national scholars and local leaders to assess the role urban agriculture plays in the economic recovery of economically distressed cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. Symposium organizers invite proposals for presentations and panels for the event.
October 7, 2013 Comments Off
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, celebrates its Golden Jubilee year with Urban Horticulture and Organic Roof Top Gardening Seminar – Oct 27, 28, 2013
Excerpt from brochure:
Urban Agriculture (Krishi) necessarily connoting the
pursuit of horticulture is now the new buzz in the life of people
of the metropolises. Gardening has always served as a balm for
these sore souls. The realm of kitchen garden – growing one’s
own food including medicine around homes and in the new
acres’ bought nearer their city homes is leading to revolutions
September 25, 2013 Comments Off
This shoot, produced by Viva Max Weddings and Molly Oliver Flowers, celebrates the beauty and abundance of Brooklyn farming while highlighting an amazing wedding look that is bold, rich, lush and of course beautiful.
Rustic Urban Wedding Ideas At Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm
From Viva Max Weddings:
This shoot, produced by Viva Max Weddings and Molly Oliver Flowers, celebrates the beauty and abundance of Brooklyn farming while highlighting an amazing wedding look that is bold, rich, lush and of course beautiful. We wanted to show that a farm wedding can be elegant and hip, not just hippie. Viva Max Weddings and Molly Oliver Flowers curated a group of vendors that really embraced this lush feeling and kept things Brooklyn-focused, beautiful and eco-friendly. Les Loups Pictures + Songs captured everyone’s immense talent despite the fact that we were hit by numerous torrential rainstorms throughout the day. The images are breathtaking. Paperfinger’s hand written calligraphy was sprinkled throughout the shoot. That splash of color and wild feel to her words added so much energy to our look.
September 13, 2013 Comments Off
Nearly 100 people and their bikes stood in the morning shade at Weavers Way Farm
By Emily Heller
July 24, 2011
It was clear many of the farms played in the same “sandbox.” At least three of the six sites worked with Penn State University to develop the “hoop house” grow system. At first glance, most riders thought these hoop houses or hot tunnels were greenhouses. However, they are an innovation in farming that provides a flexible structure in which to grow, without the need for a heating or cooling system. Each of the sites was quick to cite help from the Philadelphia Horticulture Society and other Philadelphia agriculture groups including the Philadelphia Orchard Project and the Philadelphia Bee Keepers Guild.
“After I first rode on this tour I joined the Philadelphia Horticulture Society,” said Tim Carey, a third year rider and bike marshal on this year’s tour. “You keep hearing their name come up, they do great work for people here in the city.”
August 19, 2013 Comments Off
“If we are what we eat, who are we if we don’t know the origin and the context of the production of our food?“
Collaborative of Michaela Boruta, Vita Chase, Kristyna and Marek Milde, Slavka Petrova, Marek Soltis, Filip Trcka, Nicole and Jan Zahour
Dinner Garden is an experimental community garden project taking place on the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall in the growing season 2013. It is organized by the Czech Center New York in conjunction with the current environmental exhibition entitled Poison Green.
Curators of the show Kristyna and Marek Milde invited a group of local people associated with the Bohemian National Hall to collaborate and experience together the process of growing just enough food for one dish.
August 18, 2013 Comments Off
Welcome neighbours including Singapore and Thailand
Tarikh: 17 October 2013
Tempat: Palm Garden Hotel, IOI Resort, Putrajaya
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainal Abidin Mior Ahmad
Head, Department of Plant Protection,Faculty of Agriculture,UPM
and Chairman,National Symposium on Urban Agriculture
The cost of food import in Malaysia has seen an overwhelming increase to RM14 billion in 2011 as compared to only RM1 billion in 1990. Simultaneously, Malaysian population grew steadily from 13.7 million in 1980 to 29.3 million in 2012. With current high urbanization rate of 72% in Malaysia, urban agriculture is deemed to become a priority in the near future.
August 2, 2013 Comments Off
Courses – Fall 2013
Theory and Principles of Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Horticulture
Identify the potentials and constraints for urban gardens in the urban environment, including low input production, certified organic and restorative horticulture and agriculture.
Instructor: Gavin Dandy, Farm Director, Everdale Organic Farm
Sustainable Urban Crop Production
Learn best management practices and techniques to grow food productively and sustainably in a variety of urban environments. Examine the growth and development of plants used for food as well as the factors that affect productivity.
Gavin Dandy, Farm Director, Everdale Organic Farm
July 12, 2013 Comments Off
July 13, 2013 – See Seattle’s “Top 25″ urban farms!
Excerpted from Seattle Tilth’s website:
This is your chance to visit folks who are keeping chickens and creating urban farms in the Seattle area. On Saturday, July 13, glean great ideas from creative neighbors who are incorporating animals and unique gardens into their home landscapes.
In this self-guided tour, you will see simple chicken coops built in an afternoon and elaborate finely-crafted coops that took weeks of planning and building. See what accommodations are needed for keeping miniature goats, ducks, mason bees, honey bees and bunnies. There are sites all around the city, including NW, NE, West Seattle, SE, Central, as well as NE & SE outside of Seattle. Enjoy a unique and inspiring urban adventure!
July 7, 2013 Comments Off