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bringing food production closer to the mouths that eat it through urban agriculture forestry, xeriscaping, neo-agrarianism and eco-space development
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Grasping at Straw: A Foolproof Vegetable Plot

Grasping at Straw: A Foolproof Vegetable Plot | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
Even if your yard is asphalt, there’s an easy way to grow vegetables.
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regardless of your yard/soil conditions, a strawbale is about all you need to have a productive and healthy garden

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Chicago’s urban farm district could be the biggest in the nation

Chicago’s urban farm district could be the biggest in the nation | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
Chicago's South Side could soon remake itself as a greenbelt studded with urban farms -- perhaps the largest such network in the country.
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Homemade vertical hydroponic system

This system sits on a 6'x10' foot print,holds 168 plants & can be easily moved or transported. I'm currently growing basil For more info. please visit my Fac...
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How Trees Communicate (Video) - Waking Times : Waking Times

How Trees Communicate (Video) - Waking Times : Waking Times | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are concluding that trees are interacting with one another in a symbiotic relationship that helps the trees to survive.

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Plant a Vegetable Garden in 10 Minutes

Plant a Vegetable Garden in 10 Minutes | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
in ten minutes you can plant your favorite veggies in an up-cycled gallon jug.
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Farm sustainability must begin in the city - ABC Online

Farm sustainability must begin in the city - ABC Online | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
ABC OnlineFarm sustainability must begin in the cityABC OnlineBy Flint Duxfield Michael Albeman, Canadian farmer and founder of the Urban Agriculture Centre in California.
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Sustainable urban agriculture hydroponic vegetable greenhouse ...

Sustainable urban agriculture hydroponic vegetable greenhouse ... | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
It's a complete greenhouse kit system with hydroponics, irrigation, soil-less growing and a very efficient space layout to grow organic vegetables and herbs year round.
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Urban Agriculture | Part Four | London

Urban Agriculture | Part Four | London | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
Welcome to the English capital – a beautiful, hulking behemoth filled with would-be farmers.  Research suggests half of the UK’s urban agriculture projects are found here and that demand f...
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Embargoed, Isolated Cuba Turned to Urban Agriculture to Feed Its People

In the late 1980's, Cuba faced severe food shortages as the Soviet empire collapsed and the US tightened the screws of embargo. Yet in just four years, created one of the world's most compelling urban agricultural success stories.
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Fresh the Movie

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The underground documentary that became a massive grassroots success, Fresh is the embodiment of the good food movement. Fresh outlines the vicious cycle of our current food production...
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Urban agriculture in Brazil’s favelas

Urban agriculture in Brazil’s favelas | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it

"Established in 2004 by local social entrepreneur Hans Dieter Temp, an organisation called Cidades sem Fome (Cities Without Hunger) is working to reduce hunger and joblessness among some of the most economically deprived areas of Sao Paulo, through urban agriculture.
Local community members are given the tools and training to start producing fruit and vegetables on unused land acquired by the organisation. This not only brings much needed quality produce and food security to the community, but it is also addressing the issue of unemployment – a constant problem in Brazil’s favelas."

 

A wonderful project that is not only dealing with malnutrition and unemployment but is contributing to people's sense of importance, which is invaluable.

 

A shining example that shows that the way forward is through people working together.


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The Case For Agriculture As The Next Big Asset Class

The Case For Agriculture As The Next Big Asset Class | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
A farm frenzy is in the works.(Screw the artificial urban real estate bubble.)...
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Food Forward - Let's Eat. Right. Now. | Trailer

Food Forward - Let's Eat. Right. Now. | Trailer | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
Trailer : Food Forward is a TV show about people who are changing how we eat in America...
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New Urban Ag Network Will Transform Vacant Lots Into Farmland

New Urban Ag Network Will Transform Vacant Lots Into Farmland | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
Under a recently-announced new agriculture plan, vacant lots on Chicago's South Side could be transformed into thriving — and profitable — urban farms in just three years.
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way to go Chicago! not only is there a positive economic and social local impact, action like this reduces agricultural pollutants and eliminates many thousands of gallons of oil based fuels! 

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Philip Ross Molds Fast-Growing Fungi Into Mushroom Building Bricks That Are Stronger than Concrete

Philip Ross Molds Fast-Growing Fungi Into Mushroom Building Bricks That Are Stronger than Concrete | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
Mycologist Philip Ross forms a super-strong, water- and mold-resistant organic building material out of mushrooms.
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Pasture Cropping: an Integrated Approach to Grain and Pasture Production Permaculture Research Institute

Pasture Cropping: an Integrated Approach to Grain and Pasture Production Permaculture Research Institute | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
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Grant Associates: Projects - International - Gardens by the Bay

Grant Associates: Projects - International - Gardens by the Bay | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
Grant Associates is a Bath based landscape architecture consultancy specialising in the creative design of both urban and rural landscapes.
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Michigan State proposes 100-acre, $100-million urban-farming research center in Detroit

Michigan State proposes 100-acre, $100-million urban-farming research center in Detroit | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
The goal, said Rick Foster, director of MSU’s Greening Michigan Institute, is to make Detroit the center of a worldwide research effort devoted to growing food inside cities as a way to get fresh food to urban residents and to put vacant urban land...
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Urban Agriculture is on the rise across the U.S. It's about using what you have for what you need.
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Graft punk: Breaking the law to help urban trees bear fruit

Graft punk: Breaking the law to help urban trees bear fruit | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
The Guerrilla Grafters play Frankenstein with ornamental city trees by splicing branches that yield fruit for the common good. But not everyone's happy: Their pursuit of fruit isn't exactly legal.
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With their city shrinking, many Detroiters use empty lots to grow gardens

With their city shrinking, many Detroiters use empty lots to grow gardens | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
In the Old Redford neighborhood in northwest Detroit, community gardener Kofi Royal, 64, has been busy planning what to grow this spring.
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Urban Farming

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Growing a movement in New York City On a warm day in April, a little girl in braids and a fuschia jumper runs toward chickens crowing in a coop. The girl and the fowl are surrounded by lush 4' by 8' plots littered with spearmint ...
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Embargoed, Isolated Cuba Turned to Urban Agriculture to Feed Its People

Embargoed, Isolated Cuba Turned to Urban Agriculture to Feed Its People | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
In the late 1980's, Cuba faced severe food shortages as the Soviet empire collapsed and the US tightened the screws of embargo. Yet in just four years, created one of the world's most compelling urban agricultural success stories.
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Sustainable food and farming courses online - world.edu

Sustainable food and farming courses online - world.edu | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
RT @FarmAid: Courses like Urban Agriculture & Sustainable Agriculture are now offered in an online format: http://t.co/Z4cZFeWv...
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World's Largest Rooftop Farm Planned For Brooklyn Making New ...

World's Largest Rooftop Farm Planned For Brooklyn Making New ... | Neo Agrarian Society and Urban Forestry | Scoop.it
The farm will grow up to 1 million pounds of local produce per year, including tomatoes, lettuces and herbs, which will cultivate a new national model for urban agriculture. The rooftop farm will be built on Federal Building #2, ...
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