Guide to Urban Agriculture
Guide to Urban Agriculture
Guide to Urban Agriculture is your guide to taking farming and ranching and forestry and fishing where no man or woman has gone before . . . uptown, downtown, midtown and center city.
Actually, as you'll soon discover, people have been conducting agriculture in urban locations since antiquity. It is only fair since factories and airports are sometimes located way out in the country where they make noise and bother rural folk.
People who conduct agriculture (growing food, fiber or trees) uptown, downtown, mid-town, in the inner city, in slums, in ghettos, in barrios, and in central business districts.
Are we overlooking your type of urban agriculture?
Please drop us a note and tell us to cover your niche. We are trying to cover urban farming, urban ranching, urban aquaculture and urban forestry. If it grows, we want to represent it here.
Urban Farming Supplies
A few examples would be: soil contamination test kits, raised beds, soil reclamation biologicals, soil purification supplies (certain plants are very good at removing toxic chemicals from the air and soil), composting supplies, tractors, combines, heavy equipment, garden hoes, and other tools.
Also planters, tillers, and harvesters. The same place where you buy a little rider mower can sell you all manner of add-ons.
think rider mower in small spaces, big tractor in larger spaces
Livestock is not just urban chickens
and you CAN fight city hall. More and more cities are bowing to pressure to let citizens raise chickens. We can understand neighbors who object to roosters when they are trying to sleep but don't complain about the smell when the air is full of the refuse of infernal combustion engines going straight into our parents and childrens' lungs. Buy electric vehicles already!
my chick helps out with the agricultural computing
Urban Dairy Cattle
Mad scientists and their assistants (Agent Astrid Farnsworth shown here) are not the only ones with dairy cows in the city.
Cover the cow's ears because we plan to add an urban beef cattle ranching section as soon as we find useful info and pix.
Not just pets for tumbling or messengers (when the internet is down) or flying rats, they are also food. Just ask any urban hawk in New York City.
Warning! Birds of prey might kill your flock! Protect them but don't shoot urban raptors. They have a right to live too.
Yes, we heard that news story too. Pigeons for food (rather than pets or messengers) end up in expensive restaurants as "squab: on the menu. We aren't promoting this particular poultry. It is just in here for completeness.
obviously raising these birds to be messengers
Pigeon Raising by Alice Macleod
this one is in London
Urban Grain Fields
As soon as we get pictures of urban rye, oat, and other grains, we'll post them.
Be patient, hold your horses, it takes awhile to plow up those toll roads and rusting factories and empty skyscrapers full of crooks like AIG.
Put the interstates underground like subways. Yes, we've heard of Big Dig Boston. But civil engineers may have learned from that project how to do it right the next time.
And while we're on the subject of greening cities, how about raise Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans above sea level? Let farmers do it. Obviously the Army Corps of Engineers and corrupt city/state officials can't or won't.
Put more buildings underground because plants and livestock don't grow well underground. Green America, green the world!
Urban Wheat (ready for harvest and spectators)
urban wheat field
Urban Rice Paddy
Herb gardens can sell fresh to restaurants and naturopathic physicians.
Take note of this urban farmers. You need to establish a relationship with at least one health food supermarket (Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Earth Fare, etc.) and at least one health food restaurant.
If you plan on selling in volume, then you need to establish a relationship with Walmart too.
When we say relationship, we mean eat at their restaurant, shop at their store and personally get to know the managers. Take your spouse or girlfriend or boyfriend with you. Otherwise, you are just gardening for yourself and not in business farming.
Don't let the accompanying picture fool you. You have to start somewhere. Start small and then expand.
Next step is really big bags.
Urban Commercial Forestry
for soil remediation and biodiversity. Why let environmental engineers get the big contracts to clean up Superfund sites when you can do it cheaper. They want to take an industrial approach -- the approach that got us into this filthy environmental mess. An organic approach is better.
urban and community forestry
Urban Sheep Herding
Just keep them out of the manger.
Rent them out to mow lawns. Seriously.
(their mouths dummy, not getting them onto rider lawnmowers which would be some trick)
moving sheep from one pasture to another
bighorn sheep downtown
- Austin Columns: The Common Law - AustinChronicle.com
Chickens, Goats, & Urban Ranches?
- Urban Ranches For Lease
View current Urban, KY Ranches for Lease and Rent on LoopNet.com. Get Urban Ranches recent sales comparables, Urban commercial real estate news, commercial real estate loans and more at LoopNet.com. Find a broker specializing in Urban Ranch Property
- Urban Ranches For Sale on LoopNet.com
Urban, PA Ranches for sale on LoopNet.com. Find Brokers specializing in Urban Ranches. Find Horse Ranches, Farms and Ranch Land.
"They could go down Grand River,Michigan Av.,Cass,Woodward,Gratiot,you name it,clear the abandoned buildings,and start urban cattle ranching."
- National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Aug 25: Urban Ranching More and more ranchers are becoming familiar dealing with urban development, but Tim Koopman does it outside one of the nation's largest cities. Reporter Brad Bulla has more from the San Francisco area. There is a video at
- Urban Ranching | An animal farm in your own backyard | Features | Boise Weekly
The words "urban" and "ranching" usually don';t share the same sentence in today's lexicon. Urban environments mean the city, and ranching invokes images of cows traversing a lone prairie. But urban ranching exists in a variety of forms.
- Urban Ranching – A Phenomenon of American Home Cooking recipe cookbook
American home cooks are taking up private ranching! Grow organic and fresh ingredients in your own backyard.
The Urban Ranch Market
urban cattle drive
urban cattle drive - photo by Evan Mew of the Daily Journal (that's his name, we swear)
In the photo, a cowboy leads a herd of cattle down Saratoga Drive to Bay Meadows for the 74th annual San Mateo County Fair.
Moo-ving through San Mateo
August 08, 2008, 12:00 AM By Heather Murtagh, Daily Journal Staff
Ever wonder how long it would take 75 longhorn cattle, 10 Segways, a covered wagon and about 25 horses to travel half a mile down a San Mateo street?
Wonder no longer, as that was the scene yesterday morning from Yates Way, north on Saratoga Drive into the San Mateo Fairgrounds for 30 minutes. The urban cattle drive was a way to bring together agriculture and technology — two different but important characteristics of San Mateo County — in time to kick off the start of the 74th annual fair, which opens this afternoon.
Fairs began as a showcase for local agriculture and horse racing. Those traits are still present today, but unique attributes from any given place are also incorporated into the event — like local technology. The cattle drive was a way to bring together the low- and high-technology of San Mateo County, explained Marie Franko, marketing and promotions coordinator for the San Mateo County Event Center.
Local representatives joined the herd on either horseback or Segway.
Fort Worth Stockyards
- VideoSearch.TV - Uptown County Fair
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- The Urban County Fair - Slide Show - NYTimes.com
A tour of Oakland's Eat Real Festival.
- This Weekend, A County Fair In the City - New York Restaurants and Dining - Fork in the Road
The 27th Annual Queens County Fair takes place this Saturday and Sunday. Queens County Farm is the only...
- The Happy Ones: A County Fair in the City
A County Fair in the City
- County fair in the city lights | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Â© Copyright Jan Richards All rights reserved A county-fair's worth of rides entertain people within the glow of the Giant's ballpark in San Francisco.
- County Fair in the City
- County Fair in the City
Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago at Chicago, Illinois, United States. A $5.00 per person entrance fee is all they ask! Ch...
- Ventura County Fair Â» Downtown Ventura
Come eat, drink, and recreate at the Ventura County Fair!
- Uptown County Fair at PS 333 - Manhattan School for Children - New York City - Upper West Side
Event information for Uptown County Fair at PS 333 - Manhattan School for Children
- Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition, Inc - About Us
Miam-Dade County Fair's history and general information
Co-ops (cooperatives) and Urban Farms
- Downtown Farm Cooperative
DOWNTOWN FARM / HUERTA DEL CENTRO is a worker-run organic farm cooperative located in downtown Baltimore City. Formed in the winter of 2007 as a community garden, we have converted an under-utilized vacant lot into an urban farm.
- Downtown Farm Cooperative : Baltimore Development Cooperative
is an alternative way of organizing and doing business, based on non-exploitative and non-alienated labor conditions.
- Video: Uptown Farms | Metromix Twin Cities
Uptown farms takes unused urban land and turns it into produce
- Urban farming takes root in Detroit | Marketplace From American Public Media
Urban farming takes root in Detroit : A collaborative movement between a Michigan farmer and a Detroit environmentalist is taking gardening to another level in the Motor City. Phillip Martin reports.
- Farmers Market and Fruit Stands - National Directory of Farmers Markets and Fruit Stands
Farmers Market and Fruit Stands - Updated National Directory of farmers markets and fruit stands offering fresh fruits and vegetables. Add your farmers market or fruit stand free of charge today!
- Producepedia - California and Arizona Family Farmers
Meet family farmers that grow the best medicine in the world
- USA Farms
Farm directory, nationwide: apples, raspberries, blueberries Home Nationwide farm directory: orchards, apples, organic produce, raspberries, fresh fruit, grass-fed beef, veggies, and more ?Got u-pick, farm stand, farm store? ?Sell your fresh pr
- 12. Livestock Keeping in Urbanised Areas: International Development Research Centre
- NYC professor promotes urban fish farm
(AP) -- In the basement of an ivy-covered building on the surprisingly leafy campus of Brooklyn College is something even more surprising: thousands of tilapia packed tighter than a subway car into 300-gallon fiberglass fish tanks.
- The Urban Fish Farm of the Future
watch the video
- The most famous urban farmer in America
idea Festival 2009
- Startnow Urban Farmer Internships
Buy Local Food In Kitsap Why, Where, Who, How, When To Buy Local Food In Kitsap front page archives about RSS The Annual General Meeting of the KCAA Tuesday, November 10, 2009. Please note new start time at 6:30 pm. Elections For New Board Membe
- Friends of the Earth Adelaide ? urban orchard
Friends of the Earth Adelaide community | ecology | solidarity | justice The Urban Orchard Monday, September 21st, 2009 The Urban Orchard is a model for homegrown urban produce growing and exchange. Friends of the Earth Adelaide, in collaboration
- Urban Grains ? heritage grain
home About Recipes Join us for a night of good grain March 30th, 2009 by AylaFriday, April 17 (6-9pm, Doors 5:30) Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W 49th Ave (at Oak) Interested in heritage grains? Growing your own? Buying fresh, local wheat? J
- Growing fresh herbs: Surprising kitchen gardens of Canadian city chefs - Cooking School - Food - Can
Five city chefs across Canada show off their favourite gardens and dish on the best herbs to grow.
- Chapter 1: The Urban Forest Possible | www.treepeople.org
www.treepeople.org Sign In | Stay Connected Main Navbar AboutWho We Are What We Do Why It Matters Functioning Community Forest History Our StaffAndy Lipkis, Founder and PresidentBio Blog Publications Speaking Multimedia Contact Board o
- What Are the Different Types of Forestry Companies?
Brief and Straightforward Guide: What Are the Different Types of Forestry Companies?
- Freeway Section To Close Soon | www.rockawave.com | Wave of Long Island
December 10, 2004 The decommission of Rockaway Freeway - to provide land for the Arverne By The Sea project - will soon begin with a permanent closure of a section of the notoriously dangerous roadway, according to a Community Board representative.
- Maryland @ AARoads - Terminated Interstate 170 (U.S. Highway 40)
Terminated Interstate 170 (U.S. Highway 40) Maryland highway guide including photos and descriptions
Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes
Urban Flax (linen)
Not as wide as Katy Freeway which gulps up 26 lanes of land in Houston.
- Institute of Urban Homesteading
Classes in gardening, urban animal husbandry, food preservation, brewcraft, herbal medicines, and more
- The Urban Homesteading Project
The Urban Homesteading Project (UHP) builds temporary living spaces in public spaces out of discarded, donated and exchanged materials, as a means to create positive social interactions within a community.
- Back to the Earth on Earth Day! Urban Homesteading on the Upswing : TreeHugger
What better way to celebrate the earth on Earth Day than to get back in touch with it through our daily living habits. Over the last few years, we've watched a strengthening trend in urban homesteading - people turning their urban setting back into f
- URBAN HOMESTEADING | Little Homestead in the City
Courtesy of ONE RADIO NETWORK (February 27, 2009) This is a powerful story.Â Jules Dervaes and his family have 1/5 of an acre in Pasadena, California
- Urban Homesteading
Urban Homesteading appeals to me, because I like not having to rely on other people to provide for me.
- Urban Homesteading: A Frugal Choice | Oh My Aching Debts
Everything is going up! That doesn't come as news to anyone and it is a reality that we all deal with daily. How do you make ends meet when your income doesn't go up as fast as your cost of living? Many people are returning to a trend that became pop
- Greater Denver Urban Homesteading Group (Denver, CO) - Meetup.com
This is a place to meet other locals interested in Urban Homesteading and simple living skills like food preservation, caring for livestock, wilderness survival, alternative energy, edible landscaping, permaculture, container gardening...
- Is Urban Homesteading Keeping Women Down? | GOOD
Back in the kitchen: how does today's woman reclaim her role in the urban homestead? Earlier this year, a chorus of bloggers accused Michael Pollan of being shortsighted when, in a plea to Americans to cook more of their meals at home, he failed to
- Urban Homesteading - Self Reliance for City Dwellers
With urban homesteading you don't need a big patch of land to be self reliant, just a heart for homesteading. Here are ways to get you started.
- City Homesteading and Preserving the Harvest | Growing A Greener World
On average, the food we eat today travels an average of 1500 miles from farm to fork! This can be reduced dramatically a number of ways, including making informed choices at the grocery store, growing some of our own food, joining a CSA, or going to
sources of land for urban farmers
(and urban ranchers)
Property condemnations, burned to the ground townhouses, razings of drug houses, depressed price urban real estate, tax sales, slums (if you can pry them loose from slumlords), abandoned lots, and vacant lots are just some of the bargains to be had in finding urban land so that you can either start or expand your urban farm or ranch.
BK Farmyards asks the owners of weed-infested backyards if they can farm them. When the founder of BK (which stands for Brooklyn) started, she asked every owner she could find, most thought she was crazy (it is New York City after all), but eventually people began to say yes.
Abandoned lot cleanup is fun for the whole family. Helps if you own it.
Abandoned Lots and Vacant Lots
Don't say that there is no land in a city that could be used for farming.
Here's an abandoned freeway in the photo.
This abandoned lot had rare bulbs. So look before you plow.
A lot of cleaning up to do.
Another abandoned turnpike. They had the right idea: Put them underground.
courthouse tax sale
house for sale
how to turn a vacant lot into a garden
a vacant lot in Austin
Vacant Lot project in the Shoreditch neighborhood in London
- Homeless Teens to Create 'Skyscraper Garden' Above New York City : TreeHugger
Whenever it seems like there's a surplus of doom and gloom running through the headlines, you hear about a story like this: at-risk teenagers staying in Covenant House, a homeless shelter in New York City, have set about cultivating
- Caught By The Camera No 52 A Roof Garden On Top Of A Skyscraper Footage - WPA Film Library
Stock footage of caught by the camera (no. 52) a roof garden on top of a skyscraper in new york, united states of america.good l/s's of the skyscrapers in new york in the united states of america, the chrysler building can be seen in the background.
- Taiwan Breaks Ground on a Trio of Green-Roofed Skyscrapers
Taiwan recently broke ground on a trio of interconnected energy-efficient skyscrapers topped with lush rooftop gardens. Designed by Los Angeles-based NBBJ Architects in collaboration with Fei & Cheng Associates, the Chinatrust Bank Headquarters w
- Bernard Pollack: Urban Farming in Kibera
The future for urban farmers in Africa continues to be uncertain. Their land could be taken away, the drought could further jeopardize their crops, but they continue to persevere nonetheless. Why we need urban farming in Africa. [This article is no
- look for the images of the green skyscraper
the building is called: "The Urban Forest"
- BOSCO VERTICALE -- stefano boeri
Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) is a project for metropolitan reforestation that contributes to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. Bosco Verticale is a model
This is an architectural rendering of a proposed tower in Milan.
EDITT Tower, Singapore
note the vegetation growing on the sides
building in Rotterdam
green wall (interior)
green wall (exterior)
green walls & green roofs
- Home - Green Walls & Green Roofs - Plant Connection
Plant Connection Inc. is based in Long Island NY and is the U.S. Distributor and International Growing Coordinator for Green roof and green living wall products.
the roof of New York City post office
- Skyfarming - Turning Skyscrapers Into Crop Farms -- New York Magazine
A Columbia professor believes that converting skyscrapers into crop farms could help reduce global warming and make New York cleaner. It's a vision straight out of Futurama -- but here's how it might work.
- 15 Living Walls, Vertical Gardens & Sky Farms
A living wall, also referred to as a green wall, vertical garden, or sky farm, is usually part of a building and consists of some sort of vegetation. These types of gardens are sometimes referred to as urban gardening, because they are well-suited fo
- Living Walls | Growing A Greener World
That old expression; "great walls make great neighbors" is more true today thanks to a much more "neighborly" twist. The great, living walls of today are lush with plants and vines to dazzle the senses. With an abundance of wall space yet shortage of
- 26 Story Vertical Farm Skyscraper Coming to Singapore - PSFK
Architecture firm TR Hamzah & Yeang have designed a stunning eco-skyscraper called the EDITT (Ecological Design In The Tropics) Tower. Set to be built in downtown Singapore, the EDITT Tower transforms the usually cold, impersonal high-rise into a
- The High-Rise Urban Farms of the Future | GreenBiz.com
Moving farms off land and into skyscrapers is on the verge of becoming reality. The main hurdle isn't technology; it's one of engineering and funding.
- Vertical Farms: Finding Creative Ways to Grow Food in Kibera
Food to feed families and to sell are grown in "vertical farms" in Kibera,
- Farming goes vertical - Sep. 11, 2007
The term "urban farming" may conjure up a community garden where locals grow a few heads of lettuce. But some academics envision something quite different for the increasingly hungry world of the 21st century: a vertical farm that will do for agricul
- The Vertical Farm Project
Vertical farms, many stories high, will be situated in the heart of the world's urban centers. They offer the promise of urban renewal, sustainable production of a safe and varied food supply, and year-round crop production. The concept of indoor far
- Skyfarming for Nutrient Density
FarmingUp is an NYC based, urban agriculture project created in 2010 to study and improve rooftop agriculture and create a large-scale, financially self-sufficient rooftop farm. While growing stellar food FarmingUp will provide a platform where peopl
- Skyfarming - Turning Skyscrapers Into Crop Farms -- New York Magazine
A Columbia professor believes that converting skyscrapers into crop farms could help reduce global warming and make New York cleaner. It's a vision straight out of Futurama -- but here's how it might work.
- Sky Farm Proposed for Downtown Toronto : TreeHugger
We previously showed Chris Jacobs' vertical farm design for New York and Pierre Sartoux's Living Tower from Vertical Farm; Now we present Gordon Graff's Sky Farm proposed for down town Toronto's theatre district. It';s got 58 floors, 2.7 million squa
- Farming in the Sky | Popular Science
Agriculture is broken. Traditional techniques use too much energy and produce too little food for our growing planet. One fix: skyscrapers filled with robotically tended hydroponic crops and lab-grown meat
- Skyfarms: Arugula in the sky, I can grow twice as high | MNN - Mother Nature Network
From designer Manuel Dreesmann comes the Skyfarm concept, an ingenious gardening system for residents of high-rise apartment towers who don't have the space for planter boxes on their balconies.
USDA: The United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Urban Farm Programs
- USDA PROGRAMS THAT MAY BE APPLICABLE TO URBAN OR URBANIZING AREAS
This appendix contains information on the United States Department of Agriculture(USDA) programs approved under the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002(2002 Farm Bill) regarding the bill's conservation provisions. Although tailored foragri
- Camas Permaculture: What is the Real Price We are Paying for the USDA Extension Service?
Read the Thursday, October 15, 2009 blog . Given the fact that science, politics, financial interests, and opinion are rather cavalierly lumped together in this country, any semblance of credibility that a PhD might have can get shredded. That is not
- Urban Extension Programs
...in April 1991, Texas Extension implemented an Urban Initiative for its major metropolitan counties. The initiative focuses on development of
- Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Career Ladder Promotion Dossier
- Georgia Urban Forest Council - University of Georgia
Urban county agents include those in Atlanta, Athens, Savannah, Valdosta, Macon, LaGrange, Augusta and other urban areas statewide.
county agent award
Dear County Agent,
Visit from a county agent - (art by Norman Rockwell)
a Norman Rockwell painting
the national county agents association
- American Community Gardening Association
The Mission of the American Community Gardening Association is to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada.
- Urban Farmers Association, NYC
- Cleveland Urban Growers Association - Local Food Cleveland
We are a community of market gardeners (for-profit) who meet regularly to learn how we can best support each other and better our practice.
- San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance - Home
The San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance (SFUAA) promotes the growing of food within San Francisco and the associated goals of our member organizations, through advocacy, education, and grassroots action. We pursue our mission by leveraging the
- Welcome to The Urban Farmers
We are a grassroots, all-volunteer, non-profit organization in the East Bay of San Francisco. It is our goal to deliver solutions that address the needs of the people and the planet we inhabit. We harvest backyard fruit for the needy (and along the w
downtown farm (this one is in Baltimore)
single urban farmers
Somebody visited this lens looking for a date. Hey, if you're in a city, finding dates should be easy with all those people. However, I suggest a lonely urban farmboy or farmgirl --
1. go to a diner popular among urban farmers
2. a farmers' market on market day (by definition, these are in the city)
3. a house of worship where most members are urban farmers
I hope this helps.
Blue Planet - Green the Ghetto
Majora Carter - Pt. 1 of 3
URBAN FARMING NYC
Detroit Urban Farm and Garden Tour 2007
urban farming: Oakland, California
Urban Farming in Philadelphia
Biggest Urban Farms
- Detroit financier eyes world's largest urban farm | Cleantech Group
Detroit businessman John Hantz wants to start large scale farming of unused land, raising questions about soil remediation, toxicity and other concerns.
- Hantz Farms | World's Largest Urban Farm Planned for the City of Detroit
Hantz Farms is our dream to rejuvenate our city by returning to our agrarian roots, by creating the world's largest urban farm right here in Detroit, a sustainable producer and seller of homegrown fruits and vegetables as well as clean energy. Owned,
- Mudchute City Farm, London
Biggest urban farm in Europe Just 10 minutes from Canary Wharf (London's second financial district and home of the UK's three tallest buildings) on the Isle of Dogs, is a wonderful city farm - Mudchute Farm.
- Agricenter International
The World's Largest Urban Farm and Research Test Facility
the female farmer
- The Female Farmer | Adventures around the compost bin
Adventures around the compost bin
- Educational Resources - Heart of the Farm UW-Extension
Educational Resources For Women in Agriculture
- USDA Female Farmer Discrimination Information
USDA Female Farmer Discrimination Investigation Seeking Justice on behalf of Female Farmers The Strom Law Firm, LLC is investigating claims on behalf of female farmers who were discriminated against in the administration of loans by the United State
- Women Farmers
A place for women farmers and their followers to network, exchange ideas, have fun, and grow!
- Women in Agriculture
Women-owned and -operated farms and ranches are an important and interesting subset of small and home-based business owners in the U.S. While the total number of farms has been declining for many years, the number owned and operated by women is incre
- Female Farmers Sprouting: More Md., Va. Women Lead Farms
Julie Stinar once worked with some of the top names in fashion: Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Tracy Reese. Now she works with some completely different brand names: Cornish and Poulet Rouge chickens and Red Devon cattle. This is in the Washington DC
- Stress Management for Women Farmers & Ranchers
a PDF document
- Improving women farmers' access to extension services
Bet you didn't know nations other than the USA had agriculture extension services.
- U.S. Sees More Female Farmers Cropping Up : NPR
Since 2002, there's been a 30 percent increase in female-run farms across the country. Whether it's because they're interested in growing sustainable food, making a side income or contributing to the local food movement, they've brought the total up
winner of some award in Britain
a woman farmer
teen farmer section
Alexandra Reau, 14, in her financially lucrative backyard garden.
teen farmer selling produce
urban 4-H clubs
urban 4-H clubs
- Urban 4-H Youth Development
University of Minnesota Extension
- NE Urban 4-H Club | Facebook
NE Urban 4-H Club, Minneapolis, MN.
- Urban 4-H Afterschool Club
Olivet Boys & Girls Club 1161 Pershing Blvd Reading PA 19611 P: 610-373-1314 F: 610-373-8815 Urban 4-H Afterschool Club Educates Officials about Crime Scene Processing Pottstown, Pa. April 20, 2009: The Justice League, a 4-H urban youth club th
- Big Urban Woods 4-H Club: 4-H Science in Urban Communities
The Big Urban Woods 4-H Club is composed of 20 students in grades 4-6 at American Indian Magnet School, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The program is conducted at the end of the school day for two and a half hours one day a week. Youth take regular walking
- Urban 4-H clubs growing in Lake County : Gary News
When Lynda Bodie created a garden for students at the Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, she had no idea more than plants would sprout from it. Bodie, an instructional assistant at Thea Bowman, said the Gary school became involved in the junior master
- Northeast Urban 4-H Club Food Drive a Success! | Audubon Neighborhood Association
Thank you Audubon Neighbors! On Saturday, March 24, the Northeast Urban 4H Club went door to door in the Audubon neighborhood asking for donations for the Little Kitchen Food Shelf as part of Minnesota Food Share Month. Collection boxes were also p
- 4-H Clubs & Club Information | Urban Tarrant 4H
Tarrant County 4-H strives to serve the youth of Tarrant County, at the present time we have 26 clubs . We will be adding new information soon on some of our new 4-H clubs.
- About New York; Urban 4-H Club: Message of Hope Amid the Sorrow - New York Times
Since 4-H Clubs began three-quarters of a century ago, more than 45 million youths have learned the intricacies of pigs, peach pies and pesticides under their caring tutelage. In the tattered Brownsville section of Brooklyn, the focus is a little di
- SF Urban 4-H Club (SFUrban4H) on Twitter
SF Urban 4-H serves youth ages 5-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area. 4-H provides youth development with a focus on science, health and active citizenship. San Francisco, CA
Urban 4-H Club in Springfield First in 30 Years or more
urban FFA chapters - (Future Farmers of America)
photo credit: USDA
- National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization (also known as Future Farmers of America) is an organization that helps young people develop career, leadership and life skills through agricultural education.
- Future Farmers of America
editor's note -- This link has historical information but it does not link through to the current National FFA.
- Future Farmers - Mindful Living - Utne Reader
Whole Systems Design in a landscape architecture firm that is experimenting on how to preparing America for a post-peak oil society. editor's note -- You either get ready for a world without oil and other fossil fuels or you doom your family to bein
- NC FFA | North Carolina Future Farmers of America
Growing leadership in science, technology, business and production agriculture. THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD'S AGRI-FOOD SYSTEM BEGINS HERE.
- NCFFA Hosts Future Farmers of Japan | NC FFA | North Carolina Future Farmers of America
Students from Corinth Holders, Rosewood, and West Johnston recently opened their homes to six Future Farmers of Japan students from Tokyo Metropolitan Engei High School. During the exchange, the FFJ students got a feel for everyday life in North Caro
- Future farmers - ObserverToday.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Dunkirk | The Obser
Inevitably there comes a point in every child's life where they desire to have the same occupation as one of their parents when they grow up.
- National Future Farmers of America Organization
Learn about the national future farmers of america organization. The FFA offers agricultural education for students in high school and middle school.
- Growing Future Farmers
A booming population means more mouths to feed—and more farmers needed to feed them. A number of CALS programs focus on bringing new farmers into the field.
- FFA Nation
The Social Media Network For The Future Farmers Of America
- Future Farmers | Reality Sandwich
Japan has a plan for robot farmers and tractors to transform land destroyed by last year's tsunami into a futuristic super farm. The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture has a six-year plan for a robotic "Dream
- Robots Are Future Farmers of America: ProfessorÂ - US Business News - CNBC
Robots are the way of the future and will be used for everything from farming to delivering packages, MIT professor Mary "Missy" Cummings tells the Wired Business Conference.
- Future Farmers Spotlight
editor's note -- Perhaps no one outside Shenandoah Valley will be interested in their local news but this editor happened upon their radio spots and was very impressed by how articulate and well-spoken the young people sounded. You cannot listen to
- Guerrilla Gardening : TreeHugger
Creating gardens everywhere, anywhere, making things grow - food, flowers, anything - especially in urban areas and on unused or otherwise "wasted" land, is what guerrilla gardening is all about. Whether it is organized public gardening sessions (thi
- Los Angeles Guerrilla Gardening
Los Angeles Guerrilla Gardening :: Gardening public space with or without permission. Editor's note -- I love the image of the guy throwing flowers instead of a Molotov cocktail. It appeals to the hippie in me.
- Socal Guerrilla Gardening
Welcome to SoCal Guerrilla Gardening.org – or SCGG – home of Scott’s Clean, Green, and Glean method of guerrilla gardening. We find a spot and clean and green it and later we’re able to glean plants and cuttings that we use to put in other guerrilla
- guerrilla gardening - Primal Seeds
Armed with trowels, seeds, and vision, the idea is to garden everywhere. Anywhere.
- Guerrilla Gardening: Help the earth and promote veganism | Vegan Mainstream
Guerrilla gardening projects, and community gardening projects, are happening everywhere - they are great ways to help the earth, improve the environment and promote veganism.
- Guerrilla gardening - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Guerrilla gardening is gardening on another person's land without permission. It encompasses a very diverse range of people and motivations, Editor's note -- If you get arrested for growing roses or food, then consider this fair warning of the downs
- The Guerrilla Gardening Home Page
The global hub for those who cultivate land as guerrilla gardeners. Let's fight the filth with forks and flowers.
Growing a Garden City tells how farmers, first graders, counselors, troubled teens, foodies, homeless shelter chefs, single mothers, and other s can transform themselves and their neighborhoods from shooting galleries and urban blight into liveable communities.
the general store
BK Farmyards - "you have the land. we grow the produce."
- bk farmyards - decentralized urban farming network in Brooklyn
bk farmyards is a Brooklyn based decentralized farming business providing local food distribution to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and provide green jobs
urban apiaries and urban beekeeping
Apiary in the People's Garden of Gastonia, North Carolina
urban apiaries and urban beekeeping
- The Buzz on Beekeeping
As urban beekeeping becomes legalized, a honeybee shortage persists.
- Mad Urban Bees: An Urban Apiary by Nathan Clarke -- Kickstarter
Nathan Clarke is raising funds for Mad Urban Bees: An Urban Apiary on Kickstarter! Mad Urban Bees LLC is a new kind of apiary. Our bee hives are hosted in the back yards and rooftops of Madison itself.
- Amazing Feats of Urban Beekeeping
Photos of urban beekeepers in United States (and Canadian) cities. City beekeepers are making honey with honey bees in community gardens, back yards, front yards, roof tops and even industrial parks.
- Urban Apiaries
Philadelphia's Premier Urban Honey
- Urban apiary store back in bees-ness - SFGate
City apiarists felt the sting when Cameo Wood closed Her Majesty's Secret Beekeeper in San Francisco last summer. The urban beekeeping supply store was a welcome addition for beekeepers who had been trekking to the North Bay and beyond for gear. Las
- Urban Beekeeping
Urban beekeepers produce some of the best honey in the world, here are news stories about beekeeping in large cities. Oddly enough, some of the best honey in the world is produced in big cities. On roof tops, patios, or in community gardens beehives
- polis: Urban Bees
With the world decline of honeybee population, an unexpected habitat is booming: the urban bee. Cities around the world --like London, Paris, Tokyo, New York City, and San Francisco--are becoming the home of urban beekeepers. Ironically, by some meas
Bienen-Netz - der deutsche Bienen- und Imker-Webring - beekeeping
- Mad Urban Bees LLC | Pure Unfiltered Raw
Mad Urban Bees LLC is a new kind of apiary in Madison, WI.
2012 Jan 27 Melbourne CBD Apiary Movie 1
2012 Jan 29 Melbourne CBD Honey Extraction
2012 Jan 22 Melbourne City Roof Top Honey
Matt and Vanessa of "Melbourne City Roof Top Honey" describe their novel beekeeping business to beekeepers at Collingwood Children's Farm Apiary. The possible effects of human pheromones on bee behaviour are also discussed.
urban hay farm
photo credit: Dwight Burdette
photo credit: Sam Wilson
photo credit: rex pe
Urban Fish Farming
Why leave port, when you can do it at home? Give the oceans a few millennia to recover from drift nets (strip mining the sea), plastic, water pollution, and species extinction.
Everyone who looks at getting into aquaculture thinks first of freshwater fish or catfish. Some of us non-vegetarians have eaten steak, mutton, chicken, shrimp, crab, fish of all kinds, pork, clams, venison, and all sorts of meat but lobster is just too expensive to try. Suggestion: If you can bring lobster without mercury (and other toxins) or hormones or antibiotics to the market at a low price, you could own a huge market share. And if you can make that lobster hypoallergenic, all the people who can't eat lobster now might try it.
urban fish farms
photo credit: Eleassar
photo credit: Leendertz
photo credit: Anna Frodesiak
aquaculture - global production in millions of tons
photo credit: Epipelagic
This dairy is free range -- not based on the unhealthy industrial farming model of animals crowded and crammed into claustrophobic stalls their entire lives.
photo credit: Sue Adair
Cows spend the afternoon relaxing under large shades with misters and fans. Temperatures are reduced by 10-15 degrees during the middle of summer underneath these fixtures.
photo credit: Infrogmation of New Orleans