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Photograph by Dorothea Lange 1935

San Bernardino County, CA, February 1935

Cottage Gardens – An Early Form of Tract Housing

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Dorothea Lange (born Dorothea Margaretta Nutzhorn; May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange’s photographs influenced the development of documentary photography and humanized the consequences of the Great Depression.

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October 24, 2020   Comments Off on Photograph by Dorothea Lange 1935

Urban farmers are securing acres for marginalized people in Lansing

Nine photos of gardens

By Matthew Dae Smith
Lansing State Journal
July 2, 2020

Excerpt:

Jasmine Hardy of Lansing works at her urban farm “Beulah’s Basket,” named after her grandmother, Thursday evening, July 2, 2020. The urban farmer is part of Capital United Land Trust, also known as CULT, whose aim is to ensure marginalized groups, including people of color and LGBTQ people have land they can grow food on and control forever.

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July 8, 2020   Comments Off on Urban farmers are securing acres for marginalized people in Lansing

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture prepares the farm for spring

Megan Tyminski and Erin Votaw prepare soil blocks at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture’s urban farm Tuesday in Columbia. The center uses soil blocks as a method of starting plants in the greenhouse before planting them elsewhere on the urban farm.

Photo Essay

By Ethan Weston
Columbia Missourian
March 13, 2019

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Megan Tyminski uses a soil blocker to create soil blocks at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture Tuesday in Columbia. Workers at the urban farm have already started fennel, kolibri, kale and other vegetables for the spring season.

Tony Minnick checks some of the growing seedlings in the soil blocks at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture’s urban farm Tuesday in Columbia. Minnick has been the urban farm’s manager for about four seasons.

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March 20, 2019   Comments Off on Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture prepares the farm for spring

Photo Exhibit by Preston Gannaway: The Farms of West Oakland

Photos: Preston Gannaway

Travelers heading out of San Francisco International Airport can take a last look at West Oakland starting this month with a photo exhibition that celebrates the neighborhood’s history and abundance of urban farms.

By Scott Morris
Hoodline
May 9, 2018

Excerpt:

Gannaway said she spent the most time at the WOW Farm, which is operated by the nonprofit Game Theory Academy. The organization provides job training for youth, including paid internships for high school students at WOW.

“That was just really fun hanging out with the high school students and watching them learn,” Gannaway said.

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May 15, 2018   Comments Off on Photo Exhibit by Preston Gannaway: The Farms of West Oakland

UK city farms and community gardens – in pictures

A special moment for a visitor and a resident goat at Heeley City Farm in Sheffield, a working farm and environmental visitor centre in the heart of the city. Photograph: Philippa Willitts

Some 200 city and school farms in the UK, as well as more than 1,000 community gardens, are supported by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.

The Guardian
Oct 27, 2017

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These community projects are not just fun places to visit with children: they use green space and growing plants and animals as a catalyst for real social action. Here is a taste of the urban countryside.

Many of the UK’s community growing sites are located in some of the most deprived urban areas, where people have little access to their own outside space. Research shows that taking part in gardening and farming activities can increase wellbeing and where community sites have been developed on wasteland, this can lead to a reduction in antisocial behaviour, such as fly-tipping and vandalism.

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November 3, 2017   Comments Off on UK city farms and community gardens – in pictures

Glorious Urban Farming Photographs by Valery Rizzo

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Her work appears in Print and Web across the globe.

(Must see. Mike)

Bio:

Valery Rizzo is a Portrait, Food and Lifestyle photographer, interested in Urban Lifestyle and Agriculture. Her work appears in Print and Web across the globe. Client list includes, Magazines, Books, Restaurants, Advertising and Marketing agencies. In addition to her commercial work Valery is also working on a number of personal contemporary photography projects, one of which is a series for a book project focused on the rapidly changing borough of Brooklyn where she was born and raised. She lives in Park Slope and can often be found photographing urban farms, local producers, restaurants and the streets of Brooklyn.

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September 17, 2017   Comments Off on Glorious Urban Farming Photographs by Valery Rizzo

1943: Girl Scouts Learn to Victory Garden

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Professor Harry Nelson of San Francisco’s Junior College

Ann Rosener, photographer
United States. Office of War Information.
1943 Feb. Mar.

Guiding hand behind the establishment of many West coast Victory Gardens, Professor Harry Nelson of San Francisco’s Junior College still finds time to give his ten-year-old daughter Pat (left) and her Girl Scout friends some pointers in transplanting young vegetables

May 25, 2017   Comments Off on 1943: Girl Scouts Learn to Victory Garden