urban farming

Urban Farming 101: How To Start An Urban Farm

Urban farming is a trend that appears to be here to stay, and is even catching on at airports, shipping containers and rooftops. I recently attended a lively session at the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Conference in Lexington,…

Window Farms: An Experiment In Urban Agriculture

Temperatures outside are starting to drop and vegetables from the garden are likely dwindling down. Does that mean we have to give up on having homegrown vegetables and herbs available during the winter? Heck no! There are many items that are easy…

Holy Urban Gardening: Baltimore Preaches Gardening UP

As the cost of fuel continues to rise, more and more people are realizing the importance of supporting local businesses – especially local farms. It’s one of the reasons urban gardening is becoming so popular. Not only is it good karma to keep your…

Get Your Locavore On: 5 Tips For Eating Like One

I’m currently in the country of Ecuador, staying with an indigenous family in the Andes. While speaking with the father, he told me that they grow almost all their own food, and often trade with local farmers for the remainder. This contrasts…