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The Impact of Urban Farming in New York City This post is also available in: Chinese (Traditional) Imagine a rooftop garden lush with salad greens and fresh vegetables. Picture a quaint patio garden growing bay-leaf, lemon-verbena and lime-basil herbs. Urban farming is a sustainability movement that is giving new purpose to rooftops, patios and unused space. Urban farming has the potential to become a global green evolution, improving the economy, sustainability and health of our urban communities. It doesn’t matter how large or small your rooftop farm or patio garden is, urbanized agriculture positively affects metropolitan areas with stimulated economic growth and better food quality. In New York City, urban farming is changing the way communities approach food production, sustainability and socialization: The Brooklyn Grange Apiary With urban farming comes urban honey, and that’s exactly what the Brooklyn Grange Apiary Project specializes in. Riverpark Farm in Manhattan

National Garden Bureau|Gardening Information Data Farming: Demonstrating the Benefits of Urban Agriculture [INFOGRAPHIC] Transforming underutilized land into productive urban farms was one of the many topics which were presented at the recent Kansas City Design Week. Jerome Chou, past Director of Programs at the Design Trust for Public Space, presented his unique experience with the implementation of the Five Boroughs Farm in New York City and the impact that urban agriculture can have on low-income areas of a city. Chou pointed out in his presentation that having the land available for an urban farm is only half of the battle. The constraint of influencing the community and political leaders is what forced Chou and the multi-disciplined team lead by Design Trust for Public Space to rethink how urban farms were a beneficial investment for New York City. Click to view in full. Design Trust put together a metrics framework that measured the associated activities of urban agriculture with the known benefits derived from various studies. Kyle Rogler is an architecture graduate working at BNIM Architects.

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) La ville intelligente, ultime utopie avant un chaos urbain généralisé ? Temps de lecture estimé : 6 min Aussi neuf et incertain qu’il soit encore, le concept de « ville intelligente » ou « V.I. » suscite un engouement qui n’est pas sans rappeler celui de la «fée électricité» à la Belle-Epoque. L’essayiste Jérémy Rifkin appelle au développement des technologiques informatiques dont les V.I. dépendent dans l’espoir d’une « troisième révolution industrielle » [] . Mais les prototypes récemment sortis de terre laissent craindre que les solutions vantées ne soient pas à la hauteur du chaos urbain généralisé qui s’annonce et qu’elles fassent perdre un temps précieux à une indispensable transition vers la « ville durable ». Un engouement croissant, une offre encore immature et segmentée L’homme d’affaires, surtout s’il est informaticien [] , y voit une lucrative voie d’accès aux partenariats public-privé : le marché mondial des technologies utilisée pour les projets de V.I. est estimé à 116Mds $ [] entre 2010 et 2016.

Gardening Dictionary One of the most interesting sections of plants tha,t has come to us from America is the Ericaceous, and many of these are familiar objects to all who take an interest in gardening. We are in debted to the infusion of the strain of American Rhododendrons for the bulk of the garden hybrids of this fine family of evergreen flowering shrubs ; and although in themselves the native forms of these plants are not very attractive, our garden would suffer materially were it not for the hardy strain that has been made available by the crossing of the American native species with the Himalayan and other species, which have produced the fine garden hybrids so well known all over this country. Seen in their native habitat the American Rhododendrons have a charm of their own, and through the Eastern States, and running south for a considerable way, they form one of the predominant undergrowths, and in Tennessee and the Carolinas when full blown are a fine sight.

Changer le système, pas le climat L’Espace Climat qui s’est tenu pendant toute la durée du Forum Social Mondial de Tunis, ce mois de mars 2013, a produit un manifeste final qui se veut la base d’une nouvelle phase dans la lutte contre le changement climatique et envisage la situation de façon systémique et pragmatique. Pour reprendre notre avenir en main, nous devons changer le présent ! Nos propositions pour « Changer le système, pas le climat » Le système capitaliste a exploité et abusé la nature, poussant la planète à ses limites, tant est si bien que le climat est l’objet de fondamentales et dangereuses transformations. Aujourd’hui, la gravité et la multiplicité des dérèglements climatiques – sécheresses, désertification, inondations, ouragans, typhons, feus de forêts, fonte des glaciers et de la banquise – indiquent que la planète brûle. L’humanité et la nature sont au bord du précipice. Nous n’allons pas rester les bras croisés. Changer le système signifie : Cela fait longtemps que nous espérons un autre monde.

The Blue Jay's Perch | Blog for the Community Garden at Johns Hopkins Eastern The Impact of Urban Farming in Berlin and Hong Kong This post is also available in: Chinese (Traditional) Urban farms are cropping up in metropolises across the U.S., with New York City proving to a be a particularly fruitful example. But this sustainable farming idea is more than an American trend, with cities worldwide taking strides in growing local produce and plants in developed urban areas. These efforts help to sustain the environment and educate citizens, potentially encouraging a cultural change on a global scale. No matter how much space you have or where you live, there is room for a little piece of green in the city. Berlin - Prinzessinnengärten In Berlin, a variety of old and rare crops are being grown on a renovated site in Kreuzberg. Prinzessinnengärten aims to raise awareness about problems associated with global-industrialized farming, seed-distribution monopolies and a global decline in biological diversity. More than just an urban garden, Prinzessinnengärten fulfills the need for social learning and cultural change.