Small-Scale Agriculture in Japan by Amy DiPierre

Written by Amy DiPierre – Over winter break last year (December 28-January 19 2013) I traveled to Japan for a course and to research small-scale agriculture for my master’s thesis. It was an interesting time to study agriculture – considering the winter is often viewed as an agricultural off-season. I was intrigued by what I…

Sustainable Cities: Who’s side are you on?

Written by Jessica Cook – I have been studying urban farming in Delhi, India for almost 3 years and I have always tried to approach it without judgment.  It is easy to advocate for the “little guy”—it is the American-way to root for the underdog.  But climate change mitigation practically necessitates grand gestures that impact…

The Rise and Fall of a 14-acre Urban Farm

Written by Stephen Fisher –  In August 2011 my wife and I drove through L.A. with a specific detour in mind.  In 2009, we had seen the Academy Award-nominated documentary film, “The Garden.”  I tracked down the exact address of the movie’s subject.  The formal name of the garden is the South Central Farm. After many fits…

Denver Green School Tour

Written by Zac Coventry, M. Eng. – For two years I labored to build an integrated farm in Mindo, Ecuador.  The work represented a strategic partnership between the United States Peace Corps, Mindo Futures (an international non-profit) and La Unidad Educativa Fiscomisional Técnico Ecuador (an Ecuadorian vocational high school).  That season of life introduced me to…