Urban Agriculture

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Connexions Library

Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Food Among the Ruins
Dowie, Mark
Detroit, the country's most depressed metropolis, has zero produce-carrying grocery chains. It also has open land, fertile soil, ample water, and the ingredients to reinvent itself from Motor City to ...
Fruit Walls: Urban Farming in the 1600s
Decker, Kris De
We are being told to eat local and seasonal food, either because other crops have been tranported over long distances, or because they are grown in energy-intensive greenhouses. But it wasn't always l...
Gardening and food-growing guide: Personal advice and tips on growing your own fruit and vegetables to stay healthy and save money.
We all know the advantages of organically produced food, but why should we have to spend a fortune on organic fruit and veg? It is often from miles away, over packed, expensive, a bit manky by the tim...
Get a Life!: How to make a good buck dance around the dinosaurs and save the world while you're at it
Roberts, Wayne; Brandum, Susan
Simultaneoulsy a textbook on new careers and lifestyles for aspiring entrepreneurs and a strategy for social, economic and environmental renewal.
The Greening of the Cities
Nicholson-Lord, David
Guerrilla gardening: Connexipedia Article
Political gardening, a form of direct action, primarily practiced by environmentalists.
An Illustrated Guide to Growing Food on Your Balcony
Mrosovsky, Lara Lucretia
A booklet for people in the city who grow or want to grow plants in container. The information is meant to be basic enough for beginners and informattive enough to be a handy reference for even an exp...
In Home Gardens, Income and Food for Urban Poor
Whitman, Elizabeth
A slowly but steadily growing phenomenon in Jordan, urban agriculture has vast potential for reducing poverty and improving food security, and it has the added benefit of greening and cleaning up more...
Local Harvest for an Urban Landscape: Laying the Foundations for Sustainable Local Food Systems
Hanson, Randel
How do you create a locally harvested food system for a city of 100,000?
Local Places In the Age of the Global City
Keil, Roger, Wekerle, Gerda R., Bell, David V.J. (eds.)
The contributors to Local Places look at the complex social, economic and political contexts of cities in the 1990s and suggest that cities and urbanity, while part of the problem, also need to be con...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 21, 2015: A Healthier Planet
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
With the start of the growing season in much of the Northern hemisphere, Other Voices digs up articles and resources related to urban agriculture and local food production. Urban agriculture - growing...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015: Ecosocialism, environment, and urban gardening
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urb...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018: What are we eating?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant la...
People are radicalizing Venezuela's Revolution: An interview with Christina Schiavoni
Schiavoni , Christina; Chowdhury, Farooque; Magdoff, Fred
In this interview Christina Schiavoni, a researcher and food sovereignty activist, provides a different view of the life of the Venezuelan people than we normally get from the media. The interview cov...
Plant, Pick & Eat It: Wenn ein Garten wächst
Reinisch, Ines (director)
A group of neighbours in Kassel, Germany come together to transform a public space into a community garden. The film explores both the positive human impacts of the initiative and the subsequent resis...
Plant This Movie
Hatch, Karney (director)
A documentary which encourages people to use green spaces to grow vegetables instead of grass. The film explores urban gardening in cities including Havana, Shanghai, Calcutta, Addis Ababa, Lima, New ...
The Vertical Farming Scam: Wrong on So Many Levels
Cox, Stan
Vertical farming would involve using the floorspace of tall urban buildings for growing food plants through largely hydroponic methods. This is envisioned as a way to integrate food production with de...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

City Farmer
City Farmer encourages urban dwellers to pull up a patch of lawn and plant some vegetables, kitchen herbs and fruit. The website is a collection of stories about City Farmer's work in Vancouver, Canad...
FoodCycles is a city farm not for profit based in the Greater Toronto Area that raises worms, produces nutritious, vibrant soil compost and grows food. Our vision is to create a just and ecological ur...
Turning abandoned and neglected public space into places to grow food and flowers.

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City Farmer
Periodical profile published 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Based on the observation that hundreds of urban people, legally and illegally, are producing their own food, City Farmer is an alternative Vancouver newspaper concerned with all aspects of such urban ...
City Farmer