Stories by Michael Ableman

Michael Ableman is the cofounder and director of Sole Food Street Farm and an early proponent of the urban agriculture movement. He has created urban farms in Watts, California; Goleta, California; and Vancouver, British Columbia. Ableman has also worked on and advised dozens of similar projects throughout North America and the Caribbean, and he is the founder of the nonprofit Center for Urban Agriculture. He is the subject of the award-winning PBS film Beyond Organic narrated by Meryl Streep. His previous books include From the Good Earth, On Good Land, and Fields of Plenty. Ableman lives and farms at the 120-acre Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. subscribe to Michael Ableman's feed

Posted on: Sep 8, 2016, Source: Chelsea Green Publishing

What if farms and food production were integrated into every aspect of urban living?

Posted on: Oct 4, 2006, Source: Prairie Writers Circle

The e. coli spinach scare prompted cries for better regulation and inspection, but the drama distracts us from something much bigger: a vast industrial food system built on cheap, empty calories.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2006, Source: Center for Ecoliteracy

Imagine a world where students could plant, harvest and cultivate the foods they eat in their school cafeterias.