Hens can live up to ten years but they only lay eggs for about five. That’s when most birds end up on the chopping block. But in cities, it’s more complicated.
This area of Chicago was once known for the meatpacking industry. Today, The Plant hopes to make it a destination for sustainable agriculture.
Vertical gardens are a cool way to claim unused space in the city. One nonprofit is using them to combat hunger in urban areas.
Urban areas typically have the resources to help refugees adjust. Social service agencies have worked to find availble land for urban refugess to cultivate.
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.
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.
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.
Salem Willard will represent the rural chicken farmer. Steven Janowiecki will represent the urban chicken farmer. Then, we prepare the perfect roast chicken.
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.
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.
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.
Earth Eats looks at a number of inspirational urban farming and gardening programs from around the country. Which are your favorites?