The Fruit Hunters(2012) – directed by Yung Chang

Adventurers, exotic fruits fanatics and even movie star Bill Pullman, are the subjects of The Fruit Hunters, the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang. A thrilling journey through nature commerce and adventure, The Fruit Hunters is a cinematic ...see more

The Economics of Happiness(2011) – co-directed by Steven Gorelick, John Page, and Helena Norberg Hodge.

‘'Going local' is a powerful strategy to repair our fractured world—our ecosystems, our societies and our selves. Economic globalization led to a massive expansion in the scale and power ...see more

Trashed (2012) – directed by Candida Brady

Jeremy Irons stands on a beach beside the ancient Lebanese city of Sidon. Above him towers a mountain of rubbish-a pullulating eyesore of medical waste, household trash, toxic fluids and dead animals -the result of thirty years of consumption ...see more

God save the Green (2012) – directed by  Michele Mellara and Alessandro Rossi

God Save The Green is a documentary that tells the stories of people who are regaining a sense of community through gardening while changing their lives and the places they live in.

Vertical Gardens, Anna Lambertini, Jacques Leenhardt, Mario Ciampi

Bringing nature into urban environments has always been a challenge; one of the most spectacular solutions to this problem is the vertical garden. Far more than just an unusual decoration attached to a wall, these gardens are an exciting means of bringing life and greenery to a bleak courtyard, a gray city street or a cold modern building.

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INSTITUTIONS/NGOS/FOUNDATIONS

Stiftungs Gemainschaft - Anstiftung & Ertomis

The Foundation anstiftung & ertomis carries out research into commons, do-it-yourself and sustainable regionalisation. A key element of this is creating a new perspective ...see more

http://www.anstiftung-ertomis.de/uk

The Urban Farm

is an international educational showcase for urban farming, solar applications and alternative building materials. A free UrbanFarming eBook and a desert planting calendar to download at

http://www.urbanfarm.org/

Urban Farming™

The Urban Farming™ mission is to create an abundance of food for people in need by supporting and encouraging the establishment of gardens on unused land and space while increasing diversity, raising awareness for health and wellness, and inspiring and educating ...see more

Green Infrastructure Foundation

The Green Infrastructure Foundation (GIF) was founded in 2007 to respond to the need for greater awareness and resources to promote green infrastructure in local communities. GIF is a tax-exempt, charitable organization affiliated with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), a membership based industry association and the leading entity for promoting the Green Roof and Wall industries in the U.S. and Canada. http://www.greeninfrastructurefoundation.org/

Hantz Woodlands, Detroit - by Hantz Farms®

The same market forces that have led to a reshaping of Detroit have opened discussions among global leaders about the challenges of feeding an expanding global population with changing energy resources. ...see more

 

a Transition Farm in North Carolina Owner Tim Toben didn't describe his North Carolina Pickards Mountain Eco-Institute as officially part of the Transition Movement, but it fits in well. Farm manager Margaret Krome-Lukens is part of the Transition Town movement (helped Chapel Hill/Carrboro, NC become one). She shows us the garden, her cob home and the pigs.

Backyard farmers by necessity: self-sufficient & debt-free

When Myrna and Earl Fincher married 53 years ago they started farming their yard "out of necessity". Today, the Finchers make a living selling their organic produce to restaurants and at the local farmers' market twice a week for much of the year. They had no experience as farmers, but learned by trial and error.

 

SkyGreens Vertical Gardening, Singapore

SkyGreens is the Vertical Gardening Company who designed a low carbon hydraulic water-driven, tropical vegetable urban vertical farm, using green urban solutions to achieve enhanced green sustainable production of safe, fresh and delicious vegetables, using minimal land, water and energy resources. http://skygreens.com/

 

Urban Green Survival – Sidney, Australia

is about “How to live a sustainable life in the city!”

http://urbangreensurvival.blogspot.it/

“My latest design for using plastic bottles for indoor gardens is my Self Watering Propeller Bottle Garden!”

My Home in a Box

“Dream-Design-Build shipping container homes”

http://homeinabox.blogspot.it/

Tempohousing – a Company

ISO shipping container frames as a basis for modular homes: “all started in 2002 while celebrating the birthday of one of the founders. Unlike most great stories in bars and at parties, this idea really had to be followed up and that happened. Many students waiting for a home in the densely developed urban area ...see more

THE VERTICAL FARM: Feeding the World in the 21st Century– a book

“As we face the challenges of rapid population growth, climate change, and dwindling resources, it’s clear that we need to find alternative sources of food, water, and energy to meet the world’s ever-growing demands for these necessities. Moving our agricultural systems into high-rise city buildings, would ...see more

Backyard aquaponics: DIY system to farm fish with vegetables

Rob Torcellini bought a $700 greenhouse kit to grow more vegetables in his backyard. Then he added fish to get rid of a mosquito problem and before long he was a committed aquaponic gardener. Now his 10 by 12 foot greenhouse is filled with not only vegetables, but fish. And the best part is: the poo from that fish ...see more

 

RUAF Foundation - Resource Centre on Urban Agriculture and Food Security

The mission is “to contribute to urban poverty reduction, employment generation and food ...see more

 

The Green Economy Coalition (GEC)

GEC is a diverse set of organisations and sectors from NGOs, research institutes, UN organisations, business to trade unions. We have come together because we recognise that our economy is failing to deliver either environmental sustainability or social equity. ...see more

 

Resilient Cities – ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability

In 2010 ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germany launched Resilient Cities, the first World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change (in 2012 renamed as Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation). ...see more

IIED - International Institute for Environment and Development

IIED builds bridges: between local and global, policy and practice, rich and poor, government and private sector, and across diverse interest groups. Our strength lies in our combination of research and action — generating robust evidence ...see more

The Vertical Garden Institute

The Vertical Garden Institute has been learning how to grow plants on walls, in the Singer Hill Art Garden in Oregon City Oregon, since the spring of 2009.

We’re continuously testing ...see more

 

GROUPS/COMMUNITIES/ACTIVISTS

Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC)

Under the unifying push to make our communities greener and healthier for all, the SUFC member organizations are united to:

- Increase tangible support for urban forests on a national and local level ...see more

The Urban Farming Guys

“We are the urban experiment…

We are the seed that died and went into the ground. We have purposefully relocated our homes into one of the most blighted and dangerous zipcodes in the U.S. 64127, Lykins Neighborhood, Kansas City ...see more

Incredible Edible Todmorden Unlimited

"passionate people working together for a world where all share responsibility for the future wellbeing of our planet and ourselves. We aim to provide access to good local food for all, through:

• working together ...see more

Delivering the Next Generation of Green Infrastructure

It was a full house at the Garden Museum, located along the River Thames in London, on Monday 8th October 2012.

The reason?

The High Line Symposium organized ...see more

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