Agriculture

Dr. Stephen Carmody founded the Native Cultigen Project at Sewanee: The University of the South. (Photo courtesy Stephen Carmody)

Sewanee: University of the South
By understanding agricultural practices of those indigenous to this region, the Native Cultigen Project may be able to ignite a new wave of sustainable agriculture – one that looks to the past for solutions for the future.

Photo: Kid Power DC

American University School of Communication
Urban gardening could be the next step in tackling conflicts with public health in the DMV and its food delivery system.

(Yathin S Krishnappa/Wikimedia Commons)

American University School of Communication
If the Pilgrims saw the average Thanksgiving turkey today, they might not recognize it due to selective breeding.
American University School of Communication
Out-of-season fruits take a major toll on the environment. This winter, think about the real costs of that carton of strawberries and consider a greener solution.
Featured Contributor
This winter or spring break -- instead of going on school vacation -- consider how you can turn your time off into a time on for learning and serving the earth.
Profile of an Urban Gardener
Profile of an Urban Gardener
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
Frank Asher owns Old City Farm and Guild in the D.C. neighborhood of Shaw, a community green space much needed in the concrete jungle of the District. 

Source: Pexels

Nexus Media
Rising temperatures are turning farming into a high-wire tightrope act. In a hotter, drier, more volatile world, growers have little room to make mistakes, and agricultural know-how is quickly becoming a prized commodity.
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Throwback Thursday: In preparation for next Friday's Urban Agriculture Symposium, we're highlighting this piece about DC rooftop farming company Up Top Acres. You'll see the farm director at the symposium.
Columbia University
Francesco Fiondella, Planet Forward board member and head of communications at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, visited Kenya to learn how the community makes climate resilient choices.
Urban Agriculture: New Partnerships, New Voices
Urban Agriculture: New Partnerships, New Voices
Planet Forward
Is urban agriculture the answer to feeding the world's growing cities? One panelists said we will need combination of food growing in urban and rural areas to meet food demands.

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