Occupy the Farm Fights Back for Urban Agriculture in the East Bay

This Earth Day, April 22, a Bay-area coalition of local residents, farmers, students, researchers, and activists called Occupy The Farm began an action protesting the loss of farmland and agricultural education in the East Bay.  The group planted over 10,000 seedlings at the Gill Tract, the last remaining 10 acres of Class I agricultural soil in the urbanized East Bay area. The Gill Tract is public land administered by the University of California,... Read More

Ohio State Study Shows Potential for Urban Agriculture

photo by Unity Gardens According to a new study just released by Ohio State University, “Can Cities Become Self-Reliant in Food?,”  Cleveland and other major cities in the US could produce up to 100 percent of their food needs through urban agriculture.  Doing this would save up to $155 million each year, boost employment, and reduce obesity.  According to the study, Cleveland has more than 20,000 vacant lots which total about 3,000 acres,... Read More