Search Results: urban farming

Growing Food

…about peanuts. SPIN-Farming an easy and inexpensive vegetable farming system. National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service maintains a registry of sustainable farming internships and apprenticeships. Educational and Training Opportunities in Sustainable…

Vote for the Dinner Party

…a good value to, well, a concern with values. This is no small thing; it has revitalized local farming and urban communities and at the same time raised the bar…

The Food Movement, Rising

urban agriculture and ensure that communities have access to healthy food; initiatives to create gardens and cooking classes in schools; farm worker rights; nutrition labeling; feedlot pollution; and the various…

Dining Dilemmas: How Shall We Then Eat?

…to fry up some “dandelion fritters” from our yard, in which the yellow flowers are a star attraction. (We’re on shaky terms with some of our suburban neighbors.) This, I…

Michael Pollan: The Believer Interview

…the immediate region, at most a half a day’s drive, you note. This polyculture farming, it’s the kind he does, right? Maybe not with ecological machines, but at least with…

New Grub Street

farming is less efficient than the intensive modern sort, so a wholesale switch to organic “would require several times as much land as is currently cultivated. There wouldn’t be much…

Michael Pollan Answers Readers’ Questions

…the transition to organic; ours doesn’t.) But even on a level playing field, farming organically would probably remain more expensive. Farming without chemicals is inherently more labor-intensive, especially when it…

The Way We Live Now: Land of the Free Market

…the ratio of urban refugees to farmers shifted in a way that made that designation feel self-conscious, so people began calling it “the exurbs,” a word formerly used only by…

Town-Building Is No Mickey Mouse Operation

urbane landscape architect from Atlanta who doesn’t fit anyone’s stereotype of a Rotary member. Hill is, by his own lights, living proof that the “neotraditional” design of a subdivision can…

We’re Living on Corn!

…the food industry has confined many Americans to their own urban feedlots, in which they have grown obese, ill, and uncurious about the source or nutritional quality of their food….