Eight Innovations In Urban Farming in the United States

Português: Senegalês rega plantas.

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Farming the cities is becoming more and more popular across the U.S. Youth, hipsters, and people who want to gain a connection where and how their food is produced are growing food on rooftops, balconies, window sills, backyards, and empty lots in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and cities all across the country.

Just Food: City Chicken Project: Organized by Just Food, this project educates urban gardeners on how to keep healthy, happy chickens, which, in turn, provide eggs, fertilizer and aerated soil.
Young Farmers Conference at Stone Barnes Center: Chef Dan Barber heads this innovative yearly conference at which participants take part in discussion panels ranging from urban farming to beekeeping to composting.
The Urban Farm Handbook: Written by two young urban farmers from Seattle, this book is a hands-on instructional guide for the novice urban farmer, covering a wealth of relevant topics.

Source: foodtank.org


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