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Cardiff photographer Tom Ashmore visits the Riverside community allotment garden
I was met by a lovely lady of the earth called Jenny Howell, who let me through the gate with a warm-hearted welcome. She gave me a tour of the site and we had a chat about what they’re up to. I was instantly drawn to Jenny. You know the type of people – she had a chirpy voice and was full of life and humour. Being a total garden novice I relied on her expert knowledge to give me an understanding of what they do, why it’s different, and how people benefit from volunteering.
May 17, 2011 Comments Off
Photo by Marvin Shaouni. See photos/video of the event here.
17 chickens entered in the race were there to battle it out for charity
Marvin Shaouni Photography Blog
Aug 3, 2010
Along the Cass Corridor, on a graveled vacant lot shadowed by the Masonic Temple, between the Temple Bar and an old renovated fire station, the first ever Detroit Chicken Race was held. The event would see a flux of about 150 people over the course of an early Sunday evening, rolling into dusk.
April 26, 2011 1 Comment
2011 Photo Urbanism Fellowship: Call for Submissions
The Design Trust for Public Space is now accepting submissions from New York-based photographers for the 2011 Photo Urbanism Fellowship. The 2011 fellowship will focus on the topic of “urban agriculture in New York City.” The resulting photographs will inform the current Design Trust project, Five Borough Farm, but the fellow will have full artistic vision over how they approach and interpret the topic.
The Photo Urbanism fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend, a public presentation, and a Design Trust publication dedicated to the fellow’s work at the conclusion of the fellowship. The fellow must be based in New York City in order to concentrate on the specific local content of the program, and is expected to complete their project within one year.
March 30, 2011 Comments Off
Al Renner, 70, is a familiar name in Southern California community garden circles, legendary for his success in working the system to get more funds and land available for gardens throughout the county. As executive director of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council, he was intimately involved with the effort to heal the trauma from the 2006 destruction of the South Central Farm. He has started three community gardens: one in Silver Lake, one in Echo Park and, most recently, one in Solano Canyon. Photo by Ann Summa.
March 12, 2011 Comments Off
My year-long photo documentary of Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s Rooftop Farm
By Scott Nyerges
In a far-flung city, in a dispersed digital age, locally based agriculture and neighborhood gardens provide a tangible sense of community and a connection to the land. This project documents the passing seasons at one such community: Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Scott’s photo slideshows document the roof garden from August, 2009 to December 15, 2010
January 10, 2011 Comments Off
The Garden of Eden, December 30, 1978. Photo by Harvey Wang
Adam Purple and the Garden of Eden – Photographs by Harvey Wang
Harvey Wang, Photographer
January 4, 2011
NEW YORK: January 8, 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the destruction of The Garden of Eden, an earthwork created by Adam Purple that once spanned five city lots on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This selection of Harvey Wang’s photographs, for the most part unpublished and on display for the first time, documents the expansion of the Garden from 1978 to 1985. Rare prints of a few of Adam’s 1975-76 negatives will also be shown.
In 1975, Adam Purple set out to plant a garden behind his tenement building at a time when the Lower East Side was a crime-ridden wasteland. It was a massive undertaking – the site had been buried in rubble from the demolition of two other tenements. While clearing nearly 5,000 cubic feet of debris using only simple tools and raw muscle power, Adam began to create his own topsoil from materials he found at the site and around the city.
January 6, 2011 Comments Off
31st October, 2010
An employee harvests vegetables grown under Hybrid Electrode Fluroescent Lamps (HEFL) inside an office of Pasona Group, an employment and staffing company in Tokyo. Vegetables, fruits and rice are grown and harvested by the employees at the company’s “urban farm,” aimed at creating a working environment coexisting with nature, according to the company.
October 30, 2010 Comments Off
Annie Novak, Co-founder, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, Greenpoint. Photo by by Joshua David Stein. See all the photos here.
What an Urban Farmer Looks Like – A field guide to the city’s new breed of growers.
By Joshua David Stein
New York Magazine
Sept. 19, 2010
Until the mid-nineteenth century, most of New York City was farmland. Now, thanks to the constant drumbeat of locavorism, some of it is going back to seed. Urban horticulture has long been practiced at hundreds of community gardens around the city. But a new class of growers is more concerned with bolstering a sustainable food system and, if possible, turning a profit than with cultivating a peaceful vegetable plot.
September 20, 2010 Comments Off
US First Lady Michelle Obama harvests vegetables from her garden June 4, 2010 at the White House. The First Lady recruited chefs from across to join her anti-obesity campaign and help schools serve healthier, tastier meals. Mrs. Obama is calling on the chefs to partner with individual schools and work with teachers and parents to help educate kids about food and nutrition. She said healthy meals at schools are more important than ever because many children get most of their calories at school. AFP Photo by Paul J. Richards.
September 4, 2010 1 Comment
A woman tends her 1/4-acre plot at the New Roots for Refugees Farm, Kansas City. Photo by Michael Hanson
Must-see new website – Breaking Through Concrete – stories from the American Urban Farm
Excellent writing, photography, video, all brought together by great web design make this site a pleasure to visit! Beautiful! Mike
Excerpt from visit to Kansas:
Seven women in ankle-length floral dresses bend at the waist in rows of kale or arugula or kohlrabi. Their dark-chocolate hands effortlessly scoop and pick and cut the stems and pull the weeds. The low sun is already hot coming through the hazy white sky that makes the Kansas City downtown in the distance look like a mirage.
June 10, 2010 Comments Off
Breaking Through Concrete team driving across America in a biodiesel-fueled bus to document the urban-farm movement
The Breaking Through Concrete bus on the way to Oregon. Photo by Michael Hanson.
The Breaking Through Concrete team
The Breaking Through Concrete team — David Hanson, Michael Hanson, Charles Hoxie, and Edwin Marty — is taking a 21st century road trip to document the American urban farm movement. Driving across the country and back in a biodiesel-fueled, Internet-enabled short bus they’ve nicknamed Lewis Lewis, they’ll visit 14 diverse projects that are, in distinct ways, transforming our built environments and creating jobs, training opportunities, local economies, and healthy food in our nation’s biggest cities. Along the way, David will post stories for Grist (and for one of the team’s sponsors, WHYHunger), illustrated by his and Michael’s stunning images — material that will ultimately be collected into a book — and Charles’ short video snippets.
June 8, 2010 Comments Off
Photo by Photographer Anne Hamersky. City Slicker Farms. They collaboratively build backyard gardens and distribute fresh produce for free throughout their cash-strapped neighborhood.
Her forthcoming book (mid-November 2010), “Farm Together Now” with co-authors Amy Franceschini and Daniel Tucker (Chronicle Books)
My portrait and documentary photographs have appeared in LIFE, Time, People, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, Yoga Journal and National Geographic Traveler, among many others. My forthcoming book, “Farm Together Now” with co-authors Amy Franceschini and Daniel Tucker (Chronicle Books) illustrates how ordinary people across the United States are creating a more sustainable, cleaner and safer food system, one farm at a time.
June 4, 2010 1 Comment
Photos posted by Mauricio on May 21, 2010
Anyang is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It is located approximately 25 km south of Seoul
As with most towns and cities in South Korea, Anyang has experienced tremendous urban growth during the past few decades. Ten years after the Korean War ended, the area’s population was still largely rural and its landscape agricultural. It was well known for it’s grape growing and today the city mascot is a grape figure known as ‘Podong-i’.
May 22, 2010 Comments Off
A Kashmiri farmer tills a saffron field in Pampore, a town south of Srinagar. Images of agriculture around the world. A slideshow. 27 beautiful images here. Lest we forget where our food comes from.
Attention Whole Foods Shoppers – Stop obsessing about arugula. Your “sustainable” mantra — organic, local, and slow — is no recipe for saving the world’s hungry millions.
By Robert Paarlberg
Robert is B.F. Johnson professor of political science at Wellesley College, an associate at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and author of Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know.
From Whole Foods recyclable cloth bags to Michelle Obama’s organic White House garden, modern eco-foodies are full of good intentions. We want to save the planet. Help local farmers. Fight climate change — and childhood obesity, too. But though it’s certainly a good thing to be thinking about global welfare while chopping our certified organic onions, the hope that we can help others by changing our shopping and eating habits is being wildly oversold to Western consumers. Food has become an elite preoccupation in the West, ironically, just as the most effective ways to address hunger in poor countries have fallen out of fashion.
April 28, 2010 1 Comment
Using old manga as a growing medium for vegetables
Tokyo-based artist Koshi Kawachi recently demonstrated his “Manga Farming” technique — which uses old manga as a growing medium for vegetables — by cultivating a crop of radish sprouts in an installation at the Matsuzakaya department store in Nagoya.
April 25, 2010 Comments Off