The first thing new urban or suburban vegetable gardners notice, judging from my own experience, is how easy it is to get a decent dinner harvest.Continue Reading Urban Farming Ease
The Local Choice Produce Market is now open in the Pearl District, at the SE corner of NW 9th & Everett. A true labor of love – the owners, Don & Georganne Sader, live in the neighborhood only a few blocks away.Continue Reading Local Choice Produce Market Now Open in Pearl District
The Occupy Movement is alive and well in the Bay Area. Since April 20 (Earth Day), Occupy Oakland, Occupy Cal, and Occupy SF have had a new neighbor – Occupy the Farm.
These students, professors, neighbors, and activists-turned farmers have set up a small and growing working farm. These 14 acres of University-owned agricultural land sit in the middle of the quiet suburban City of Albany. The UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources uses the land for research, but intends to redevelop the property in 2013. The current proposal includes a Whole Foods and market-rate senior housing.Continue Reading Taking Back the Right Tract
San Diego – Next time you are in Liberty Station, make sure to swing by a new, innovative sustainable market that just opened at the beginning of March. The place is called sol markets, sol standing for “Seasonal, Organic, Local” and the title sums it up quite well. What sets this place apart is its continuous desire to provide high quality products, ranging from produce, meats, and jarred goods, local wines and craft beer, to custom art work. Continue Reading New sustainable ‘sol markets’ now open in Liberty Station
I recently watched the Academy Award nominated documentary, Food inc. To be honest, I was hesitant about watching it. I already know more than I’d like about the sorry state of our food supply. Another film putting images in my head of slaughterhouses and e-coli poisoning was not going to make me any happier. (And, after all, being happier is something I strive to be.)Continue Reading How food should shape our cities
The urban agriculture movement has grown vigorously across the nation. The concept of urban agriculture, which is integrated into the urban economic and ecological system, has taken unprecedented forms. The agricultural zeitgeist of today has gained popularity for many urbanites, however, Continue Reading Urban Agriculture 2.0: Los Angeles…Calling Los Angeles… Do You Copy? Over.
A Portland man who constructed a planter box in the grassy area between the street and the sidewalk may be setting the path for others to follow.
Jordan Benner built the planter in front of his home in 2009, according to a story in the Oregonian. After a neighbor complained, the city made him demolish it and charged him with a fine.Continue Reading Portland Resident Planting a Seed for Future Front-Yard Farmers