Category Archives: Urban Agriculture and Food Policy

Bugs on the Roof: Pollinator Diversity

Visitors to BRTG could be forgiven for thinking that some late-night fresh-mint-mojito-fueled madness had resulted in the plastic drinks cups scattered across the garden, curiously half-buried in the soil: But they would be wrong.  One of the arguments for urban green roofs is … Continue reading

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Food Security

Among its other well-documented drawbacks, the industrial agriculture system, with its lack of genetic diversity, highly concentrated production and reliance on long-distance transportation,  presents a point of particular vulnerability for the United States.    “Food security” is an issue starting to enter the … Continue reading

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