January 26th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
New York City real-estate company, the Durst Organization, is planning to spend nearly $1 million to install more than an acre of rooftop gardens on top of its prime Manhattan buildings using composted food, reports the Wall Street Journal.
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October 17th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Farmers have been planting rows of crops for thousands of years, but the future of farming may be a bit less spread out as a recent article in the Wall Street Journal reports on the ever-increasing vertical farming movement.
Read More:Vertical Farming Movement is Growing (Straight Up, That is)
November 23rd, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The urban farm movement has been quickly gaining ground from the increasing presence of community gardens and local farmers markets cropping up all across the nation to restaurants growing their own herbs and hotels getting into the beekeeping business. But it’s about to take a few giant leaps—or rather, yards—as Germany is planning to become home to the world’s largest urban garden: a rooftop garden that will be as large as a regulation size soccer field.
Read More:Goal! Soccer Field Sized Urban Garden to Be World’s Largest