Agriculture

Satellite image of crops growing in Kansas. (Photo: NASA)

George Washington University
I wanted to figure out the impact food has on the world around us, and search for new ideas about how food shapes our economies, environment, health and, ultimately, survival. It’s something we experience everyday, yet is facing a growing dilemma.

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George Washington University
Food waste is a social, economic and environmental triple-threat, bearing serious impacts on the way we live.

Chicago O'Hare International Airport had a vertical garden on display, shown here in 2012. (Source: Creative Commons)

Bates College
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.
George Washington University
It can be hard for cold-pressed juice to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Especially you’re a misfit. 
Senior Writer, Planet Forward
“How do we better communicate the innovations and new partnerships influencing and advancing the urban agriculture story?”
Rooftop Roots
Rooftop Roots
Planet Forward
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.

Fruitcycle diverts landfill-bound fruits and vegetables and turns them into snacks. (Screenshot from Fruitcycle website.)

George Washington University
D.C. may be a great hub for good food, but it’s also a huge hub for food waste.
University of Arizona
The Community and School Garden Program here in Tucson Arizona is an innovative program that stands as an exemplar to others all over.
The George Washington University
I spoke to one of Love and Carrots' gardeners, Leigh Prezkop, and asked her both about what Love and Carrots does and how they plan on impacting urban sustainability.
The George Washington University
This details the work of DC UrbanGreens and how its greenhouse farm aims to grow food to support the local community.      

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