Search Results: urban farming

Cooking

…6 to 12-week long instruction from professional food crafters and artisans. The Institute of Urban Homesteading (Oakland): diverse, local instructors providing great, affordable classes on basic food skills for the…

Breaking Ground; The Chain Saws of Salvation

…the run-up in property values that has made farming unviable. The farmers who stick it out often find themselves working to keep other people’s land open expressly to gratify an…

No Bar Code

…they will into choosing the person who grows their food?” Joel, who describes himself as a “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-lunatic farmer,” speaks of his farming as his “ministry,” and certainly his 1,000 or…

A Flood of U.S. Corn Rips at Mexico

…Mexico’s urban unemployed. Others migrate to the U.S. to pick our crops—former farmers become day laborers. The cheap U.S. corn has also wreaked havoc on Mexico’s land, according to the…

In Conversation: Michael Pollan and Adam Platt

…that. But this obsession with local ingredients, what did it do? We have a culture that operates on glamour, and this obsession glamorized farming. Suddenly, the farmers became heroes for…

The Ethical Epicure: Books that serve up insight about what’s on your plate

…and the hidden costs of factory farming accrued by environmental cleanup. She also stirs the pot by making the case that consumption of nonindustrial meat and being environmentally friendly aren’t…

Living at the Office

…taking shape out beyond the suburban fringe, in places like Litchfield, Conn., and Sonoma, Calif., and southern New Hampshire, is the on-line home office. Since the dawn of the industrial…

Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch

…lot like field rations.” The same process of peacetime conversion that industrialized our farming, giving us synthetic fertilizers made from munitions and new pesticides developed from nerve gas, also industrialized…

You Are What You Grow

…attention. Why? Because most of us assume that, true to its name, the farm bill is about “farming,” an increasingly quaint activity that involves no one we know and in…

How a national food policy could save millions of lives

…agriculture system is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector of the economy but energy. And the exploitative labor practices of the farming and fast-food industries are…