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In June, I attended a meeting at Cambridge City Hall about urban agriculture with some of the City Councillors.  Boston has been publicly debating zoning and regulation for urban farming, commercial food production in the city, throughout the last year.  Somerville, MA has already developed its own rules and regs:
Somerville MA ABCs (Agriculture Bees Chickens) of Urban Agriculture
Somerville Urban Ag Blog

Commercial rooftop, backyard, and basement farming is happening in cities all over the world.

Tokyo vertical gardens

Rooftop gardens in Beijing and Hong Kong

Hong Kong rooftop garden (in Chinese)

Vertical forest in Milan, Italy nears completion

Green Up rooftops

Harvest geek or internet of things for your garden

Urban beehive design

Asheville, NC urban farm school

FutureTech Farm:  modular farm, "like Farmville with real plants"

Mapping available public lots in NYC and helping groups begin projects on them

Melbourne mobile air gardens

Tokyo business building grows food for employees on green walls

Vertical forest office building in Vietnam

Affordable apartments with rooftop farm in the Bronx

Urban farming units, greenhouses in containers

London's Elephant and Castle Urban Forest

Allston/Brighton, MA apartment with gardens instead of parking lots

Prefab farm and retail food store

Red Hook, NY one acre farm

Strasbourg, France green walled building microclimate proposal

Previous diaries:
Eating the City and Town:  Todmorden and Beyond
Local Food Network:  Cambridge, MA
Integrated Urban Agricultural Systems
How to Heal the World
Urban Fruit Harvesting
Community Gardens as Permaculture Nurseries
Growing Green in the City
Celebrate Gleaning with the Boston Area Farm Gleaning Project
Urban Permaculture:  Chicken Coop Grapevine and Water Footprint
Raspberry Gobble
How Cuba Survived Peak Oil


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