Slowing down for holidays

Slowing down for holidays

Well, things are still moving, but definitely slowing down for the holidays. We are going to have a brainstorming session this Thursday to start developing ideas for the working groups in January.  This will help get me out of my head a bit and start creating a more solid vision for carrying forward. It looks […]

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 […]

Making a Living by Urban Farming

Making a Living by Urban Farming

As I started this project, one of my goals was to explore urban farming as a way of making a viable living in the city.  While viable means different things to different people, I would say it means generating enough income  to significantly contribute to one’s regular expenses, if not cover most of them.  Not […]

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 […]

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 […]