openalex: Urban Agriculture is "Gangsta": Ron Finley on Growing Abundance in a Food Desert

Ron Finley, presenting @TED, has come up with possibly the best talk I’ve seen on urban agriculture. Taking urban agriculture seriously has been a favourite theme of mine here for a while. There is something deeply powerful about bringing agricultural production back into public urban spaces, and identifying and transforming plots of land that would ...

openalex: Urban Agriculture is "Gangsta": Ron Finley on Growing Abundance in a Food Desert

Ron Finley, presenting @TED, has come up with possibly the best talk I’ve seen on urban agriculture. Taking urban agriculture seriously has been a favourite theme of mine here for a while. There is something deeply powerful about bringing agricultural production back into public urban spaces, and identifying and transforming plots of land that would ...

Paul S. Graham: Video: Sustainable South Osborne

The Riverview Hoop House was one of the projects on display during a walking tour of urban agricultural projects organized by the Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-op in June in Winnipeg. Coordinator Scott Harrison explains how it works. Photo: Paul S. Graham Where does your food come from? If you’re like most of us, your ...

openalex: Farming in the City: Make environmental legislation flexible!

Cities are blanketed by a mesh of rules. Some of them are well known and clearly signaled (think traffic lights). Others only become visible when you start asking questions about your city.  “Why aren’t there trees on my street?” “How come there aren’t any corner stores in my neighbourhood?” On narrower streets in the Mile-End ...