Urban gardening: the future of California agriculture?

A new ‘Urban Agriculture Ordinance’ in the Sacramento area will offer tax breaks to incentivize edible community gardens, and create a new market for fruits and vegetables grown within walking distance from the consumers.  “[U]rban farming includes different kinds of activities: physical work, social interaction, design and planning on various scales, and business tasks. I love that urban farming reconnects […]

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Boyle Heights residents learn how to grow their own food

City non-profits hosted the first parent garden workshop at Roosevelt High, expanding the student food-growing program out to families.  Workshop attendees learned about garden maintenance and composting, as well as the basic foundation of the life of plants.  “Knowing where your food comes from and knowing what you’re growing is really special. The more you grow […]

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Diverse gardening in urban communities

Several organic farm programs in San Diego are working to improve access to fruits and vegetables for local immigrant populations. This short video by Melanie Zelaya looks at the organic garden program at Crawford High School, where students learn about organic farming, composting, and greenhouse management, with the aim connecting with the community and food […]

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On ‘MLK Day of Service,’ Urban Tilth showcases Richmond’s green thumb

Along the  Richmond Greenway, volunteers pushed wheelbarrows of compost and dug into dirt for Urban Tilth’s 6th Annual MLK Day of National Service.  Urban communities have come together to till the land, hosted by a local nonprofit, and inspired by the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Read about the day-long event, on Richmond Pulse.

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