Shawn and Beth Dougherty on Farmsteading

Shawn and Beth Dougherty on Farmsteading Utilizing managed intensive grazing to maximize benefit for land and animals.   Shawn and Beth have been farming together since the 1980’s, for the last twenty years in eastern Ohio, where they manage 24 acres designated by the state as ‘not suitable for agriculture’.  Using intensive grazing as the primary source…

Denver’s Holistic Housing Authority

Denver’s Holistic Housing Authority Denver’s vision for a sustainable public housing community is becoming a reality. In this excellent video on their initiatives, the Denver Housing Authority’s director of development, Chris Parr, explains: “For us as a housing authority we firmly believe we’re past that point of just providing housing. We need to embrace and…

Farming on the Rise

Farming on the Rise Farming seems to be having a comeback here in the U.S.—the 2012 Census of Agriculture, which was just released this month, is showing that farming is regaining its popularity. It found that, in 2012, 1 in 5 farmers were “beginning” farmers, meaning they had operated a farm for under 10 years.…

Milan’s Vertical Forest

Milan’s Vertical Forest One of Europe’s most polluted cities is about to become the home of an impressive vertical forest. The project (called Bosco Verticale) is already underway and consists of two skyscrapers which will be home to 900 trees and a large variety of shrubs and other plants. Each building will have the same…

Urban Farming Tidbits: January 21

Urban Farming Tidbits: January 21 Sustainable Farming Internships Interested in a sustainable farming internship or apprenticeship? Check out this database of farmers seeking potential interns. Read More  Phoenix Fruit Tree Program As the dust settles from the 14th year of fruit trees we have a few leftover.  Check what we have left and place a fruit…