Ecocentric bloggers have a soft spot for cool stuff on roofs. Check out a slideshow of our latest venture above street level and read about sub-irrigated planting systems, a diy technology that could revolutionize urban food production.
Since 1930, Rockland County, New York has lost most of its 900 farms. As land was bought up by developers, the county that once provided food to Manhattan became a landscape dominated by supermarket chains. Enter the Rockland Farm Alliance.
Ecocentric returns to the Brooklyn Grange, the world's largest rooftop farm, to take in the view and catch up with co-founder Gwen Schantz. Check out the interview to hear her thoughts about roofs, urban ag and future plans.
Brian Gotreaux never made the conscious decision to become an organic farmer-- it was simply a matter of getting healthy. After years of hard work, Brian and his wife Dawn successfully run an organic farm, a CSA and a farmer's market all while educating their community about the benefits of organic farming.
Industrial agriculture and monocropping has caused the extinction of thousands of breeds of fruits, vegetables and livestock. The July issue of National Geographic highlights the hopeful work of seed preservation in this article, Food Ark.
The city of Oak Park recently dropped misdemeanor charges against Julie Bass, but not before threatening her with 93 days in jail. Here, she speaks with us about her love of gardening, why she chose to fight the good fight and how her experience has affected her view of the food movement.
As Food Growing Project Coordinator at the Food Bank for Westchester, Doug DeCandia manages a joint production-vocational program to grow fresh produce for those who experience food insecurity in Westchester. [Podcast length: 27 min.]
In which our resident home brew hobbyist and clean water advocate argues that craft beers strengthen communities and explores some characteristics (most of which also apply to the good food movement) of the better beer movement, particularly as it concerns local production and consumption.
Perhaps best known as the chicken farmer from Food, Inc., Carole Morison is a long-time poultry producer, sustainable agriculture activist and outspoken critic of the industrial food system. Here, she discusses her transition from industrial producer to sustainable farmer.
The Brooklyn Grange (largest rooftop farm in the world!), has announced plans to build a second rooftop farm in Brooklyn AND launch an ambitious apiary project to produce more than 1,000 pounds of honey annually.