The Biggest Little Farm: Documentary chronicles couple’s journey to creating a self-sustaining farm

Apricot Lane Farms is a traditional foods farm started by husband and wife team, John and Molly Chester, who left their jobs in LA in 2011 to become farmers and pursue their dreams. The Biggest Little Farm is a documentary movie which chronicles their eight-year journey turning the dry, nutrient-depleted land into a self-sustaining, biodynamic 213-acre farm. The Biggest Little Farm is a documentary about … Continue reading The Biggest Little Farm: Documentary chronicles couple’s journey to creating a self-sustaining farm

Open Farm Day: Discover real farming and get to know your local farmer at the UK-wide annual event

Farms across the UK will be opening their gates to the public this Sunday [9 June] as part of the national Open Farm Sunday campaign. The annual open day offers a chance for people to discover real farming first hand and see for themselves how their food is produced. It also provides farmers with the opportunity to shine a light on what it means to … Continue reading Open Farm Day: Discover real farming and get to know your local farmer at the UK-wide annual event

The Pop-Up Farm: Pick sunflowers and learn about farming whilst having fun

The Pop-Up Farm is aiming to educate people about farming through its seasonal sunflower, sweetcorn and pumpkin festivals. Located close to Harpenden in Hertfordshire, the year-round farm only opens to the public for certain seasons, helping people to understand more about the growing and harvesting of crops. If you want to pick your own sunflowers this year, head to The Pop-Up Farm where you can … Continue reading The Pop-Up Farm: Pick sunflowers and learn about farming whilst having fun

Wefarm: Connecting small-scale farmers through the power of knowledge

Wefarm, a farmer-to-farmer digital network, is helping to bring small-scale farmers together in Kenya and Uganda through the power of knowledge. Over 1 billion smallholder farmers produce 80% of the world’s food, and four of the five most traded commodities on earth, yet the vast majority lack access to the internet and even basic information to help them solve agricultural problems or share ideas. Wefarm … Continue reading Wefarm: Connecting small-scale farmers through the power of knowledge

Agricool: Strawberry farming, all year round, in shipping containers in Paris

French startup Agricool is growing GMO-free, pesticide-free strawberries all year round inside shipping containers in the centre of Paris. The startup is creating small urban farms in the middle of Paris using old shipping containers (which it calls “cooltainers”), in which it is able to vertically grow strawberries without the use of pesticides or GMOs, and using 90% less water than crops grown in the ground. Instead of … Continue reading Agricool: Strawberry farming, all year round, in shipping containers in Paris

Ryerson Urban Farm: Student-led rooftop farm creating opportunities to learn about growing food

Students from Ryerson University in Toronto have converted a green roof on campus into an urban rooftop farm. Ryerson Urban Farm began as a student initiative with the mission to grow food on campus and create opportunities for people to learn about growing food. The urban farm aims to build capacity for rooftop farming through production, education and research. It also operates productive growing spaces … Continue reading Ryerson Urban Farm: Student-led rooftop farm creating opportunities to learn about growing food

NYC’s largest student-built hydroponic farm leading students and Bronx community to healthier futures

A hydroponic farm at a Bronx school is New York City’s biggest student-built, indoor, vertical hydroponic farm. DeWitt Clinton High School campus students teamed up with Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) to build an indoor, vertical hydroponic farm in an unused third-floor lab in the school building. Students will grow more than 25,000 lbs of produce annually to feed their entire school and its 1,300 students daily and … Continue reading NYC’s largest student-built hydroponic farm leading students and Bronx community to healthier futures

GrubTubs: Supporting local farmers by transforming food waste into nutrient-rich animal feed

GrubTubs is a food waste initiative supporting small farms across Texas by turning food waste into economical animal feed. GrubTubs collects food from restaurants before it turns into waste and uses it to help local farmers turn it into sustainable and affordable animal feed. The food waste project started in Austin to redefine food waste as an economic opportunity rather than an economic loss and disrupt food, … Continue reading GrubTubs: Supporting local farmers by transforming food waste into nutrient-rich animal feed