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Meet the World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

It should come as no surprise to learn that we're totally into rooftop gardening, because it's a great use of space and a fantastic way to connect people with the source of their food. And, wel…

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Why One College Converted Their Football Field Into a Farm

Only 250 students attend Paul Quinn College in Dallas, making it a small, intimate, and very cozy learning environment. It's also not the kind of school that really needs a football field, thanks to…

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Growing Medicine in Urban Gardens

Humans have been using plants in medicine for hundreds of thousands of years, and they've been cultivating them almost as long to ensure a steady supply for their needs. While the practice of mainta…

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The Trouble with Backyard Chickens

The backyard chicken movement is gaining a lot of momentum, but those home-grown hens may not be as humane as you think. When you compare your backyard hens to the horrific images we see of factory…

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Urban Farming: Alternatives to Backyard Chickens

By s.e. smith, Networx When most people hear poultry at home, they think of chickens, thanks to the current trend of urban cluckers. It turns out that there are a lot more options than that, and …

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Truck Farm Chicago Brings Nutrition to Kids

By Dana Shultz for DietsInReview.com | photo from Truck Farm Chicago If kids won't come to the farm, then the farm will come to them. And these days, that's exactly what's happening. A literal f…

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Fish Come to New York’s Urban Farms

Move over, urban chickens. Now there's something even greener. Devotees to sustainable, eco-conscious living can now raise their own organic fish to eat -- even in the heart of New York. US News…

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Detroit: The Center of Urban Farming

When most people think of the city of Detroit, they think of how and where America went wrong. While there remain some longstanding virtues of the place, the Motor City has been in a steady decline fo…

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Raising Hens at Home

By Jordan Laio, Networx You don't need to be a farmer to have chickens. Keeping chickens for eggs in an urban setting is fun and educational for kids (and adults), provides companionship and acces…

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Grow An Organic Garden In A Burlap Sack

There are a myriad of health and environmental benefits to growing your own organic food. Not only does organic gardening help reduce the introduction of pesticides and chemical fertilizers into th…

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