Urban Farming Meeting Imminent

Urban Farming Meeting Imminent

Well, our first urban farming meeting is taking place this Monday, Nov. 22.  The response has been great with 48 people confirming their attendance.  It’s actually a little more than we have room for, but its hard to complain about success! The interest in this meeting is encouraging as an indicator for the future of […]

Successful Planning Meeting

Successful Planning Meeting

We had a good planning meeting on Monday to prepare for the meeting on the 22nd.  There were 8 people in attendance which is a manageable number.  The general feedback on the event was positive and it seems that so far we are fairly organized and on top of things.  One of the challenges right […]

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 […]

Defining Urban Farming

Defining Urban Farming

In order to ensure I stay on task I am going to develop a working definition of urban farming so as to track how my perspective on urban farming changes and evolves.  Accompanying the definition will be essential components of urban farming that should be considered as important aspects of the definition, though not within […]

Can’t keep up

Can’t keep up

I have so much information and so many ideas going through my head right now about what is happening in the world of urban ag. that I can’t keep up.  Let’s try to get some of them out here… 1. There is a good amount of literature coming around on urban ag., but much of […]

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 […]

Bad weather, but decent sprouts

Bad weather, but decent sprouts

Well, the weather is still crap, but with the heating cables the sprouts are still doing decently.  They are still only about 70% of what their potential is, but I have planted extra trays to make up for it. I thought I would post a picture of the new sprout site, to show its urban […]

Weather Sucks

Weather Sucks

Well, the weather really sucks right now for growing sprouts so I have been utilizing heat cables as a supplement.  They work very well and really improve growth.  Depending on the day temperature I either leave them on just at night or all day and night.  They have definitely helped salvage a few batches!  As […]