Urban Farming Shmooser

Urban Farming Shmooser

Well, I have been a busy body in the last while, meeting with all sorts of people and talking about urban farming.  So, what has happened: It looks like I have secured some funding for the urban farming working groups, though the exact amount is not yet determined.  I am hoping to generate more donations […]

Organizational Planning for Urban Farming Network

Organizational Planning for Urban Farming Network

I think that many of the key challenges around building a successful urban farming movement/network have an organizational basis. One likely key to the success of urban farming is in developing and maintaining a cohesive organization to maintain relationships between farmers while simultaneously building opportunities for farmers and advancing the image of urban farming as […]

More Land Thoughts

More Land Thoughts

After writing my last post I realized I was already trapped in the “give me give me give me” mind set and was neglecting what it is that urban arming can offer in return.  Realistically, for everything that urban farmers ask for they need to be able to give something in return. So when it […]

First Brainstorm

First Brainstorm

As I look into the future working groups that this project aims to facilitate I keep getting ideas and thoughts that I need to get written down before I lose them.  Which really is the whole point of this blog. I have lately been thinking about working group topics related to urban farming – what […]

Reading and Research

Reading and Research

Well, I am off and running with some research already. One of my focuses right now is finding literature on urban farming as a business.  Found a few good academic papers as well as some urban farmer websites.  I am hoping to be able to contact other urban farmers and get an idea of their […]

The Yellow Bucket Birth

The Yellow Bucket Birth

Ok, lets get this project started. My first orders of business are four-fold: 1. To track my urination patterns for one week 2. Use this data to determine the nutrient value of a week’s worth of urine and what this represents in terms of its potential as a soil fertility enhancing resource 3. To research […]