This article appeared on Seedstock.com. The Englewood community on Chicago’s South Side has endured much of the impact of urban disinvestment over the past 30 years. Now, thanks to a coalition of community partners, bare lots are being turned into productive fields as part of Chicago’s urban agriculture movement. Angelic Organics Learning Center, a non-profit... Continue Reading →
This article appeared on Seedstock.com. Josh Rittenberg, Ben-Yam Barshi, and Jared Kasner needed capital to fund the production of their modular home aquaponics system, the Aqualibrium Garden. They had created a prototype, but the industrial molds were very expensive. So the trio turned to Kickstarter, launching a campaign for 30 days in fall 2013. “It’s... Continue Reading →
This appeared on Seedstock.com. Aaron Quesnel has lofty goals for his Vancouver company Sky Harvest, but to reach them he needs to start at ground level. The ultimate goal for Sky Harvest is a 12,000 square foot rooftop greenhouse that will grow a variety of produce. For now, though, the startup is working staying close... Continue Reading →
What happens when a former farm boy joins the city council of a small city? Urban agriculture, or course! Read all about Eau Claire's newest community garden at Volume One Magazine.
Erica Zerr sometimes gazes wistfully at the inches-wide strip of grass between the fence and the curb bordering the cemetery across from her house. She dreams of beans climbing the fence, beautifying the scene and feeding passersby with fresh deliciousness. Instead, that grass is weedwacked weekly and put to no good use. “I had an... Continue Reading →