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The Urban Farmer By Jessi Lynn Bell
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THE URBAN FARMER is a collection of humorous true stories chronicling the ups-and-downs of a family farming for the first time. Surrounded by the challenges of living in a suburban neighborhood, the... More > author learns by trial-and-error everything from castrating calfs and pickling eggs to confronting hungry bears, killer bunnies, and leagues of neighborhood dogs. Based in Terrace, British Columbia.< Less
A Fresh Look: Observations on Artistic and Social Practices in Urban Farming By San Francisco Art Institute
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A Fresh Look: Observations on Artistic and Social Practices in Urban Farming
Urban Farmer's Almanac By Jeromy Clements, Christopher Bartholomew
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This Detroit guide to urban agriculture will teach you how to acquire land, grow crops and clean the soil while harvesting food!
Window Farming From A - Z By Michael Hochberg
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Window Farm from A-Z is a comprehensive guide to window farming and container gardening for the urban resident and aspiring farmer.
Window Farming From A - Z By Michael Hochberg
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Window Farm from A-Z is a comprehensive guide to window farming and container gardening for the urban resident and aspiring farmer.
Urban Agriculture, Food Insecurity and Sustainability: Proposing urban agricultural land use plans for New York City By Jezra Thompson
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Food insecurity and access are real issues surrounding many U.S. cities, with alarming rates in the New York City metropolitan area. Urban agriculture is one of the many applications that begin to... More > address these disparities, which locates food within urban centers and peri-urban regions to connect consumers with producers and add value to lifestyles. Through an evaluation of four different urban agriculture models, the community farm, theoretical model and the comprehensive city-wide plan, my graduate thesis analyzes the potential for implementing a hybrid model in New York City land use plans as a tool for the city to respond to food insecurity, access and agricultural and urban sustainability.< Less
Urban Agriculture, Food Insecurity and Sustainability: Proposing urban agricultural land use plans for New York City By Jezra Thompson
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Food insecurity and access are real issues surrounding many U.S. cities, with alarming rates in the New York City metropolitan area. Urban agriculture is one of the many applications that begin to... More > address these disparities, which locates food within urban centers and peri-urban regions to connect consumers with producers and add value to lifestyles. Through an evaluation of four different urban agriculture models, the community farm, theoretical model and the comprehensive city-wide plan, my graduate thesis analyzes the potential for implementing a hybrid model in New York City land use plans as a tool for the city to respond to food insecurity, access and agricultural and urban sustainability.< Less
Farmshoring in Virginia: Domestic Outsourcing Strategies for Linking Urban and Rural Economies in Virginia By John Provo, Heike Mayer
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Outsourcing is a hotly debated topic. Farmshoring in Virginia finds firms not just looking overseas, but to low-cost communities in rural areas in the United States. Opportunities in domestic... More > outsourcing or farmshoring are driven by needs like lower costs, data security, skilled and stable labor forces, and geographic constraints. Firms are building the business case for “going to the farm,” moving different types of work to diverse rural areas. Examining the potential for farmshoring in diverse urban and rural areas in the Commonwealth of Virginia, we conclude that rural communities will benefit from job creation and new investment. At the same time, jurisdictions currently hosting businesses interested in outsourcing can find a silver lining in farmshoring as efficiencies gained through farmshoring within the same state strengthen firm ties to both locations.< Less
Farmshoring in Virginia: Domestic Outsourcing Strategies for Linking Urban and Rural Economies in Virginia By John Provo, Heike Mayer
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Outsourcing is a hotly debated topic. Farmshoring in Virginia finds firms not just looking overseas, but to low-cost communities in rural areas in the United States. Opportunities in domestic... More > outsourcing or farmshoring are driven by needs like lower costs, data security, skilled and stable labor forces, and geographic constraints. Firms are building the business case for “going to the farm,” moving different types of work to diverse rural areas. Examining the potential for farmshoring in diverse urban and rural areas in the Commonwealth of Virginia, we conclude that rural communities will benefit from job creation and new investment. At the same time, jurisdictions currently hosting businesses interested in outsourcing can find a silver lining in farmshoring as efficiencies gained through farmshoring within the same state strengthen firm ties to both locations.< Less
Form of Social Urbansim By Cody Rapai
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William McDonough brought up in his book, Cradle to Cradle the idea to design for the “safety and well being of all children of all species for all time.” In the book, McDonough and his... More > co-author, Michael Braungart, focus mainly on chemical engineering and architectural practices. In order to obtain any kind of environmental sustainability this world must also strive for social and economic sustainability. These forms of sustainability create positive feedback loops that ensure economical solutions for health and happiness of all people. The solution to these flawed design decisions cannot be solved entirely through the change in components or materials. Through insights and design principles from people like Jane Jacobs, Wendell Berry and Andres Duany, a form-based design focused around agriculture in devastated post-industrial cities can create vibrant dense neighborhoods with employment and food security.< Less