October 31st was a more frightening halloween then usual. Nature released an article proclaiming that one-third of our greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. Two reports published by the Consultative Group on […]
Vancouver-based Alterrus Systems has begun building North America’s first VertiCrop urban farming system on the top level of a downtown Vancouver parking lot. Using hydroponic methods the system has the capacity to […]
From bee-keeping to community and school gardens, from aquaculture to rooftop farming, urban agriculture is becoming an essential element of food security, improving access to healthy, affordable food in a rapidly urbanizing world. It generates much-needed skills development and local employment while improving local environmental and community health.