From NCPR Blogs:
I'm in New York City this week reporting on the emergence of urban agriculture and how it relates to our Upstate rural agricultural economy, if at all. A couple days ago, I wrote that, given all the innovations and excitement around urban farming,...
I grew up in Manhattan which is home to some of the most sophisticated–and skeptical–people, in the arts, finances, and media. It’s also home to an encyclopedic range of urban legends. I think the first one I ever heard–and...
When I packed up a U-Haul truck and moved from Broadway in NYC to my newly-purchased farm in Old DeKalb near the Canadian border, I left an apartment building in which I barely knew the faces of other tenants and was friends with none of them....
News stories tagged with "urban"
by Marie Cusick, in Troy, NY
Troy, NY, Feb 01, 2013 — Seesawing temperatures, melting snow and rain, heavy winds...and that's just the latest few days of weather extremes. New research may help explain why patterns are changing. It suggests that even if you live thousands of miles away from a major city, it could still be playing a role in your local weather. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Apr 06, 2011 — A group of Plattsburgh residents interested in keeping a limited number of backyard hens will hold a public forum next Tuesday night to the discuss the pros and cons of raising urban chickens. Some of their reasons for keeping chickens in the city include fresh eggs, a source of organic garden compost and gaining a closer relationship to the food they eat. It's illegal in the City of Plattsburgh to raise livestock, including chickens. But cities throughout the state, including Buffalo, Rochester, Saratoga Springs and New York City allow residents to raise chickens in their backyards. Todd Moe spoke with forum organizer Anne Lenox Barlow, who is an avid gardener and local food advocate. Go to full article
Seattle, WA, Sep 20, 2010 — For decades, people in cities have relied on farmers in rural areas to grow the fruits and vegetables we eat. But a new generation of farmers says there's no reason to keep agriculture out of the urban core. Ann Dornfeld reports. Go to full article
Nov 24, 2008 — Maybe it's easy to imagine chickens cooing and clucking on American farms, but how about in big-city backyards? Well, keeping chickens is legal in the nation's three largest cities, but in one of them, chicken-lovers nearly lost that right. Shawn Allee tells how some urban chicken-keepers were nearly caught off guard, and how they plan to keep their chickens in the coop. Go to full article
by Ellen Rocco
Aug 28, 2006 — Artist Lynn Woods says most of her inspiration comes from streets, buildings, and storefronts in cities and small towns. Woods lives and paints in Kingston, NY. Her artwork includes urban scenes such as neglected houses, factories and empty streets. Some of it's on display this month at the Old Forge Library where Ellen Rocco met up with her recently. Lynn Woods has vacationed in the Adirondacks with her family for years. Go to full article
Jul 20, 2004 — You can hear frogs croaking and chirping in the middle of a city these days. You can see cattails and water lilies out your window even if you live nowhere near a lake. Water gardens are all the rage. But some scientists are warning that we have to be careful with our gardens. If plants or animals get out of a backyard pond, they can endanger native species. the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chris Julin reports. Go to full article
Dec 24, 2002 — Even if you don't live in an upscale suburb in a sprawling metropolitan area, you're likely paying to support that suburb. Economists and urban planners find there are hidden costs that are not paid by the people who live in those suburbs. Instead, much of the costs are paid by the majority of us who don't live there. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Jul 03, 2002 — Even if you don't live in an upscale suburb in a sprawling metropolitan area, you're likely paying to support that suburb. Economists and urban planners find there are hidden costs that are not paid by the people who live in those suburbs. Instead, much of the costs are paid by the majority of us who don't live there. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article