Food Forward: Urban Farming

Back in March I posted asking you to watch an upcoming Pilot that would be airing on PBS, Urban Farming.

It aired on April 4th and I thought I would share it here with you.  It truly is worth watching, its educational, inspirational, inventive and smart, click link below to watch. Please!

Urban Farming

I found the Detroit farmers evolution retrospective.  Tell me what you think.

What is Urban Farming?

The practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in, or around, a village, town or city.

Program: Food Forward
Episode: Pilot: Urban Farming
Food Forward: Urban Agriculture Across America is a half-hour, character-driven survey of urban farming across the country. The pilot episode for a 13-part series greenlit for PBS starting 2012, we meet the food rebels who are growing food right where we live–in cities. Lively animation starts us off asking some tough questions of industrial agriculture. Then, onto the streets of New York City  with Dr. Dickson Despommier, author of The Vertical Farm Project. “Most of us live in cities now, over 50% and up to 80% in 20 years. We love each other, we like to be with each other, we like to sit down to a good meal together and we all know want to know what’s in our food. So why not grow it, where we live?” he asks.
• Visit the Pilot: Urban Farming webpage

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Author:Amy Stafford

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2 Comments on “Food Forward: Urban Farming”

  1. June 18, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Reblogged this on Erin's DC Kitchen and commented:
    Just wanted to share this, if you want to learn more about urban farming and how it can revitalize urban areas. Looking forward to watching this!


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