My Favourite Urban Farming Sites

by Christine Sine
Garden day at the Mustard Seed House

Garden day at the Mustard Seed House

This morning I posted a link to this inspiring article An Urban Farm in Portland Feeds Local Neighbourhood with Help from the Disabled It comes from one of my favourite urban farm sites City Farmer News.  That made me realize that it is a while since I have posted any urban garden resources so I thought it was time to change that.

Here is the list that I posted last year in More Resources for Creating a Faith based Community Garden

Here are some other great sites to check out:

City Farmer News. This really is a site worth spending some time on. It is based in Vancouver but shares stories from all round the world.

Growing Cities provides a great hub for the urban farming movement in the US but also includes stories from all over the world.

Eagle Street Rooftop Farm. I love this inspiring example of creativity – rooftop farming on the top of an old bagel factor in Brooklyn NY

Reading International Solidarity Centre. This site has some great information on English urban gardens – from rooftops to schools.

Urban Beekeeping for those keen to have there own honey

Vertical Veg  another great UK site for those that need to grow up rather than out.

Community Gardens At A Rocha Community gardens are growing in number and size across Canada and elsewhere. A Rocha resources help facilitate starting and maintaining a community garden. Hopefully A Rocha US will soon start a similar network in the US.

Backyard Chickens.com for those wanting to join the current craze for keeping chickens.

Obviously there are many sites out there with great resources for the urban farmer. What are your favourites?

 

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3 comments

Linda August 3, 2012 - 11:36 am

This will definitely be interesting to take a look at…I’ve had to start urban gardening since moving into an apartment, so it’s always nice to see how far the boundaries can be pushed.

Christine Sine August 3, 2012 - 11:42 am

Thanks Linda your comment made me realize that I should also have added my favourite books on edible balconies. Will try to do that later today

Linda August 3, 2012 - 2:02 pm

Oh, that’d be pretty cool too. It’s always difficult to decide on books when it comes to gardening…everybody has a different opinion! Look forward to seeing it :]

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