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Growing Agriculture in the Big City

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, May 26, 2014

From backyard chickens to rooftop gardens, city dwellers across the country are bringing food production closer to home in large population centers that have been divorced from the farm for generations. This grassroots urban agriculture movement meets economic, food supply and social needs, in some cases helping eliminate food deserts where residents find it difficult to access fresh foods. Read More »

From the Field: Cleveland Digs Into Urban Farming

By Kyle Hensley, Summer Intern at Farm Credit Mid-America - Wednesday, July 24, 2013

When most people think of Cleveland, Ohio farming isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but that’s exactly what’s going on there. The city, sometimes called the buckle of the rust belt, is looking to revitalize some of the hardest hit neighborhoods by using vacated lots for agricultural purposes. Many different organizations like Cleveland Crops, Green City Growers, and Rid-All Green Partnership purchased vacant lots that were once magnets for illegal dumping and criminal activity, and turned them into productive land that provides jobs, locally sourced food and a sense of pride in the community. Read More »

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Celebrate Diversity: The Color of Food

By Natasha Bowens, The Color of Food - Sunday, February 24, 2013

In honor of Black History Month, we caught up with Natasha Bowens, author of the upcoming photo documentary book The Color of Food. Bowens began her blog Brown.Girl.Farming. in the summer of 2010 to document her trip working on urban farms in New York City, Detroit, Chicago and Washington D.C. In 2012, The Color of Food became a Farm Credit National Contributions Partner. Below is an excerpt from the soon-to-be-published book. Read More »

Farm Credit Helps Grow Cleveland Area Farms and Gardens

By Becca Yaklich, AgriBank - Monday, August 27, 2012

On Monday, a consortium of Farm Credit organizations, including AgriBank, CoBank and Farm Credit Services Mid-America, donated $135,000 to support Cleveland's beginning urban farmers as part of the city's Gardening for Greenbacks program. Read More »