Urban farm flourishes in former Akron tire plant

image via: @AmaniAbraham, Twitter “Vegetables and flowers are not something you’d expect to see growing anywhere in Northeast Ohio right now – let alone inside an old tire plant in Akron. But that’s exactly what an Akron-based agricultural company is doing. Jacob Craine, Vincent Peterson and Mark Preston are the founders of Vigeo Gardens, which sits on the third floor of Akron’s former B.F. Goodrich tire plant. The business can…

The Top 5 Reasons to Choose Keter For Your Garden Shed

Recently I had the opportunity to assemble a Keter large garden Duotech storage shed – the Oakland 757. This shed model is approximately 7.5 x 7 feet in size. With roughly 50 square feet, this shed offers a good amount of space for storage. I’ll be honest – I’m not very keen on doing any kind of product assembly. Why? Well, maybe I’m just a little unmotivated in doing these…

PODCAST: How This College Football Field Was Turned Into an Urban Farm

“In a story that’s become well-known, the college turned its football field into a 2-acre organic farm in 2010. Still demarcated by the goalposts, the farm donates some produce, as well as selling to restaurants and grocery stores.” via “DallasNews.com” “When Michael Sorrell took over as president of Paul Quinn College in 2007, the place was nearly broke and faced a possible loss of accreditation. Sorrell wasn’t interested in following…

Oakland Museum Digs Into Urban Farming

With “everything from Alice Waters to Cesar Chavez,” to learn about local agricultural history, a new Oakland exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California that explores the rich topic of local farming is “only going to be a tasting menu,” says Sarah Seiter, the museum’s associate curator of natural sciences. That means Take Root: Oakland Grows Food , a new, year-long exhibition a the OCMA, will provide a broad overview…

North 40 – An Urban Farm Experience

“The North 40 Urban Farm will be a unique fully integrated food, beverage, and floral production, processing, distribution, and sales location set in a 43 acre farm in Carlsbad California adjacent to I-5. The unique blend of farm environment and urban convenience will provide an opportunity in more than 110,000 square feet of facilities accommodating the Wholesale Floral Trade Center, North 40 Marketplace, Culinary Center, Craft Microbreweries and Wineries for a…

This Stylish Table Is the “Next Generation” of Automated Urban Farming

One of the more promising urban-farm concepts is not in New York, Los Angeles, or any other major city. It’s in Charlottesville, Virginia, courtesy of one University of Virginia alum and a very small team of employees. Recent grad Alexander Olsen started Babylon Micro-Farms in 2016, as part of the UVA student entrepreneurial clubhouse, HackCville. An early prototype won $6,500 from Green Initiatives Funding Tomorrow, part of the UVA student…

Loosened Restrictions Could Bring More Urban Farms

-Chattanooga city officials recently approved an ordinance that makes it easier for residents to establish urban farms within city limits.- “From the front, D.B. Reisen’s home looks no different than any other lining Davidson Road. Step out back, however, and you’ll find a dozen chickens clustered in a shed, 15 sheep grazing under the protection of a coyote-kicking guard horse, and a trio of cattle watching it all lazily from…

The Top 3 Benefits of Growing Plants in a Root Farm Hydro Garden System

Begin your hydroponic gardening journey with the Seed Starting Kit and all-purpose LED grow light from Root Farm. Every year, I go through what every northern gardener dreads the most – the advent of cold weather – which means bidding adieu to the great privilege of growing plants until the following spring. This is an interminably long time to be kept from enjoying my gardening hobby and passion, and I…

CropSwap is Hosting a FREE Seed Club Giveaway!

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Oakland Museum of California Embraces Urban Farming in its New Exhibition

The Oakland Museum of California unveiled its new exhibit “Take Root: Oakland Grows Food” over the weekend. It highlights the different food communities and how food is grown by residents within in the city. “The Oakland Museum of California is really interested in social justice issues and how they effect the citizens living here,” says Sarah Seiter, the curator. “There’s a lot of issues with food access in Oakland.” Listen…