In the fall of 2015, Jenny Quiner launched Dogpatch Urban Gardens (DUG), the only for-profit farm inside Des Moines city limits.
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Market volatility caused by President Donald Trump's trade disputes, extreme weather and the potential spread of African Swine Fever could threaten the stability of global food commodity prices next year.
The number of urban farms and farmers is increasing, with many making use of idle garden space.
With fresh fruit and vegetables hard to come by in some of the city’s soup kitchens, Meei Ling Ng plants gardens to provide hyper-local produce to the homeless.
For indoor growers, beneficial micro-organisms are one of the keys to unlocking a garden’s full potential.
America has lost millions of acres of farmland over three decades to urban and rural development.
Targeting high-value, niche markets or products, and adapting a social business model can help urban greenhouses derive profit.
Worldwide, there are nearly a billion urban farmers, and many are having the greatest impact in communities where hunger and poverty are most acute.