Frack Off, New York

Environmentally minded New Yorkers are crying with glee and natural-gas supporters are raging mad over New York State’s ban on fracking.

Film Explores Local Efforts Worldwide

Courtesy The Economics of Happiness The Economics of Happiness documentary explores local efforts taking place worldwide. In an appropriate follow-up to the cheer of the holiday season, the creators of The Economics of Happiness, a one-hour documentary about the worldwide movement for economic localization, will launch its first screenings in North America. The newest production from […]

Urban Farming to Get Corporate Boost

Courtesy Stock.XCHNG Two New York developers have teamed up to take the city’s urban farming to a larger scale, and they’re paying attention to sustainability in the process. New York is better known for Times Square and Central Park than food production and urban farming, but two developers are looking to change that. Full Spectrum […]

Gardens Transform Urban Living

This statement by Eve Mosher, a New York-based artist, referring to urban agriculture was the unifying theme of a panelist discussion at The New School’s Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery in New York last week. As a part of “Living Concrete/Carrot City,” a Ryerson University and New School collaborative series of discussions and exhibitions aimed at […]

School to Train New York Farmers

Courtesy Just Food Farm School NYC will utilize urban farms around the city as classrooms for hands-on agricultural instruction. Country farming and city farming are like two sides of the same coin: Both involve raising plants and animals for food and require similar expertise in horticulture and animal husbandry. But in contrast to their country […]