Posts Categorized: City Farms

Detroit: An Unexpected Urban Farming Treasure

Detroit: An Unexpected Urban Farming Treasure

  Nowadays when most people think of Detroit they think of urban decay, bankruptcy, and ruin. And up until recent times those initial thoughts would have been valid. Detroit was once the wealthiest city in the USA, thriving on the automobile industry. The decline of Detroit can’t be blamed on one single thing because it was… Read more

Meet the World’s Top City Farms

Meet the World’s Top City Farms

Today, about a fifth of the world’s total is grown in urban areas. This is a significant piece of statistics by all means. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says that urban agriculture supplies roughly a quarter of the global urban population, up to 700 million city dwellers. City farms are seen as a transforming… Read more

Can Urban Farms Feed Enough of Us?

Can Urban Farms Feed Enough of Us?

Fresh food sprouts on high-rise rooftops, schoolyards, once-abandoned buildings and floating barges are a dramatic scene. Gardened spaces indeed have a vibrant, endearing environment as compared to vacant lots. But other than turning civic blight into lively blossoms, are these urban farms any good? According to a new report released by the Center for a… Read more

8 Simple Tips for Urban Gardening

8 Simple Tips for Urban Gardening

Square foot gardening is a superb farming approach that allows you to get maximum yields from small-area farming. The available area is divided into square parts, each about 12” on one side. When done well, square foot gardening is an intensive way to grow vegetables, especially in urban or suburban settings where large vacant plots… Read more