- published: 28 Jan 2015
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As cities fill up with more and more people, urban farming is becoming a crucial element of sustainable living. Monocle visits food entrepreneurs in Cape Town, London and Singapore who are exploring new ways of cultivating organic produce in their downtown homesteads. To discover more about Monocle magazine head to http://www.monocle.com
The City Farming Project in London, Ontario Canada promotes growing sustainably on small intense plots of land within city limits using organic methods and educating the community while growing yummy organic healthy veggies. We have a good food box basket program which provides food to garden members. The garden is also a spot for people to gather and learn about where are food comes from and how to grow it sustainably and locally. We would like to see new & old communities develop garden plots for community members, redesigning how new subdivisions are built to include a spot for food production and natural areas for wildlife. Join us stopping urban sprawl and reducing carbon footprints by producing food locally and learning how to grow and where our food comes from.
Meet Will and Camil from Inner City Farms in this 8th short film in our Meet your Urban Farmer series. Follow the series at http://overgrowthesystem.com/meet-your-urban-farmer/ Inner City Farms is a small business that uses organic practices to grow vegetables in residential spaces in Vancouver. They revive neglected garden space and convert lawns into beautiful and productive urban farms, all within the limits of the city. Land is provided by Vancouverites who support their efforts and commitment to social, ecological and financial sustainability. In return they offer what they can: a share of the harvest bounty. Vegetables are primarily available through a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) model. They also work with chefs and restaurants that strive to be local-sustainable. Visit In...
Tanzanian eco-volunteer Shahaya Shao has spent more than six months at an organic farm in the north of Germany learning more sustainable agriculture methods. Will he be able to stick with organic when he’s back home? More eco@africa reports: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/eco-at-africa/s-32686
How organic is your food? How many people actually think about where their food is coming from, how it was picked or processed before they ate it? This organic farm in northern Wisconsin used zero chemicals in 2016 and it could be the standard for all farms willing to keep America healthy. This was one of the last harvests from this farm, so I thought I might show you what it takes to get this lettuce from the farm to your table at the restaurant. It all starts in the field. This soil is made of lots of compost/leaves from a local city collection site, then mixed & tilled into the existing soil and left to decompose over the winter before being hand tilled a few times more. Most of the weeds were controlled by hand over the summer, yes I said by hand! The lettuce was started in seed tra...
Philips and Green Sense Farms usher in new era of indoor farming with LED "light reciper" that help optimize crop yield and quality. Indoor farms grow vegetables sustainably and locally in areas where traditional field farming is not possible; lighting system uses 85% less energy than traditional systems
Ian Piggot is farming the same land as his ancestors of 600 years, and is trying and testing a range of regenerative agricultural methods on his farm. He believes we we undervalue food as a society and blames this, to some extent, on urban living which has disconnected us from agriculture. To address this, he founded Open Farm Sunday - an event designed to reconnect urban society to agriculture and food which has grown to become bigger than the Glastonbury rock festival. In this talk, Ian explains why we should all give up a day a year to work on a farm. Not only might we learn to value food more, but it might even help us better tackle the future challenges of global food security. Ian is an entrepreneur and farmer in the Harpenden area of Hertfordshire. UK. His family have been farming ...
The farm is located on the Wild Coast, in the Eastern Cape Province, which is malaria-free. The project aims to farm holistically, applying techniques of biodynamic and astrological farming to rehabilitate Mpetukop Farm, its soil and its unique ecosystem. In keeping with these goals, there are both animals and plants on the land, and they are rotated, creating a mutually beneficial ecosystem which supports a diversity of species, with the aim of improving the soil for future generations.
Here is a tour of our city vegetable garden in London. Its quite packed-in for a small garden so there are compromises. Some of our vegetables have self-seeded. We have tomatoes, chillies, gourd, runner beans, other beans, mustard, pumpkins...... Please give me any critical or advisory feedback. any comments will be greatly appreciated.
In a former air raid shelter 100ft below London’s streets, the capital’s first underground farm is about to sell its crops using technology that could help feed future generations. Growing Underground has rows upon rows of seedbeds growing salad leaves, herbs and “micro-herbs”.
It's got a view to die for. Rooftop Farms atop a warehouse in Brooklyn grow more than 30 varieties of organic fruits and vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, aubergines and green onions. While green roofs are nothing new, the sheer scale of the farm in the heart of one of the world's most congested cities is impressive. Lisa Goode is the owner of Rooftop Farms. [Lisa Goode, Owner, Rooftop Farms]: "There's layers of drainage mat and separation fabric & mdash; it's all very technical stuff that the dirt actually just goes right on top of. And then you grow stuff in the dirt. But most importantly, a green roof has great environmental benefits such as storm-water reduction, which is a huge problem in New York City. There's cooling for the building and if we can amass enough g...
BuzzBuzzHome visited Downsview Park to learn more about urban agriculture and this groundbreaking business.