January 3, 2014
by MoreRecycling
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Abandoned animals find solace and comfort in this NY sanctuary

Urban farming has the negative side effect of producing many animal ‘orphans.’ Continue reading

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May 3, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Visualizing the "edible city" in three minutes

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
  
The American Society of Landscape Architects has produced another great video, this one about growing food in cities.  I’m a big fan of ASLA’s work, in p… Continue reading

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October 20, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Cleveland cooperative delivers on green jobs

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
A little over a year ago, in a post about the economics of sustainable communities, I wrote about Cleveland’s Evergreen cooperative of worker-owned green businesse… Continue reading

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August 17, 2011
by Mark Izeman
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NYC Enacts New Local Food Laws

Mark Izeman, Senior Attorney and Director of the New York Urban Program, New York While the latest poll numbers show popular support for Mayor Mike Bloomberg cooling off, the Mayor took action today on one the hottest issues in New York City – lo… Continue reading

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August 5, 2011
by Mark Izeman
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Photos: NRDC New York Visits Urban Farms

Mark Izeman, Senior Attorney and Director of the New York Urban Program, New York The last thing the world needs is another blog about local food.
But hold on.
Today’s entry isn’t about the food itself.  It’s about warehouse roof… Continue reading

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July 7, 2011
by Sustainability
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The Rise of Urban Farming and Other Varieties of Sustainable Ag

Sustainable agriculture comes in many forms. Urban farms, vertical farms and community supported agriculture are just a few of the ways to fulfill a common mission: bringing produce to areas dominated by pavement.
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