Category Archives: Urban farmers

Vancouver Heritage Foundation embraces urban farming

Catch my May 21 talk to the Vancouver Heritage Foundation on the urban food revolution. The Heritage Foundation sees urban farming as a return to the way the city used to be, but with a modern twist. Think “past forward”, … Continue reading

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It’s inevitable: domestic hunting is next

A Sun article about urban hunters reveals a startling jump in the number of people who want to learn how to hunt so they can source their own food more ethically than buying it from an industrial slaughterhouse. But really, … Continue reading

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Looking for a garden or gardener in Vancouver?

CityFarmer has a website showing who’s looking for a garden and who’s looking for a gardener to use their yard to grow food. Now is a good time to hook up!

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Eat Up: Getting high with local food

Rooftop growing is exploding everywhere. Some cities now allow owners to exceed height restrictions if they’re growing food on their roofs. Many of these are hydroponic, as in Vancouver’s Alterrus rooftop greenhouse on the unused top floor of a downtown … Continue reading

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“Agritainment”: a combination of agriculture and entertainment

“Agritainment” is an expression used in South Korea to describe a combination of agriculture and entertainment in the joy of urban farming. Lest this be seen as trivializing food growing, here’s an excerpt from an article in a South Korean … Continue reading

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NYC Agrictecture housing project merges hydroponics and new residences

This New York City Agrictecture housing project is the first example of commercial hydroponic agriculture integrated into a new affordable housing complex.      

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