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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport had a vertical garden on display, shown here in 2012. (Source: Creative Commons)
Much of the food that urbanites eat must be trucked in, frequently from great distances. Faced with this dilemma, some cities are turning to a unique solution: Vertical farming.
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
“How do we better communicate the innovations and new partnerships influencing and advancing the urban agriculture story?”
On Monday, April 4, dozens of thought leaders in the urban agriculture space came together to discuss the unique challenges that come with growing food for large cities.