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Posts tagged urban farming

April 14, 2014

 

the plant chicago

The Plant Grows Out Of “The Jungle”

This area of Chicago was once known for the meatpacking industry. Today, The Plant hopes to make it a destination for sustainable agriculture.

September 13, 2013

 

A man picks fresh produce from a vertical garden.

Off-The-Wall Gardening

Vertical gardens are a cool way to claim unused space in the city. One nonprofit is using them to combat hunger in urban areas.

June 21, 2013

Urban Gardening 

Nepali Family

Refugees Find Home On The Farm

Urban areas typically have the resources to help refugees adjust. Social service agencies have worked to find availble land for urban refugess to cultivate.

December 19, 2011

Chickens Beware 

three chicks

City Chick, Country Chick: Keeping Poultry Predators Away

No matter how careful you are, chances are that someday your chickens will be hit by an attack of a predator of some sort or another.

November 10, 2011

Food Futures 

Salem Willard stands between two tall wooden stakes drilled vertically in the ground.  He is leaning against them.  There is a third stake in the foreground.  The ground and trees in the background are bare, reflecting that the picture was taken in early spring.

Young Farmers’ Growing Challenges

The median age of American farmers is currently 57, and rising. Soon, they're going to retire--and young farmers face incredible challenges in taking over.

July 15, 2011

Garden Drama 

Julie Bass' Oak Park Garden

Woman Faces 93 Days In Jail For Planting A Garden

A tidy garden of five raised beds nestled around a front path has created a viral controversy that has enraged food activists from all over the country.

June 24, 2011

Poultry 

roasted chicken sliced

The Chicken Show: Urban Chicken, Chicken Moat, Roast Chicken

Salem Willard will represent the rural chicken farmer. Steven Janowiecki will represent the urban chicken farmer. Then, we prepare the perfect roast chicken.

April 29, 2011

Cinco De Mayo 

Raw Tacos With Walnuts On A Napa Cabbage Leaf

Taco Time: Walnuts, Tilapia, And Liver & Onions

In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, we prepare tacos three ways. But first, we go back to the garden with Joseph Swain to cultivate some raised beds.

April 22, 2011

Green Thumb 

Carrots Fresh From The Garden

Let’s Get This Garden Party Started

We visit a local organic seed company and an urban farmer talks about raised beds. While you wait for your plants to grow, enjoy the recipe using red buds.

January 28, 2011

Hearty Foods 

Rabbit Stew with Tomato And Riesling Wine Sauce

Stewing Things Up With Rabbit And Bison

This one's for all the meat eaters! Two stews that will stick to your bones and make your house smell amazing, one using beef and the other using rabbit.

June 16, 2010

Urban Agriculture 

workers at hayes valley farm

Six Inspirational Success Stories In Urban Agriculture

Earth Eats looks at a number of inspirational urban farming and gardening programs from around the country. Which are your favorites?

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