City Farms http://wesa.fm en Urban Farming In Pittsburgh: Better Food From Your Backyard http://wesa.fm/post/urban-farming-pittsburgh-better-food-your-backyard <p>From the country to the city, many urban dwellers are beginning to develop self-sustainable farms in the backyards of their Pittsburgh apartments. These “<a href="http://www.pittsburghfoodpolicy.org/blog/entry/3690301/the-ins-and-outs-of-urban-farming-in-pittsburgh">city farms</a>” engage communities in the farming process and improve nutrition to citizens that do not live near a grocery store or market.</p><p>Small gardens and urban livestock such as chicken and bees can be found on balconies, roofs and oftentimes in revitalized vacant lots.</p><p>Heather Mikulas works in local food infrastructure and agricultural entrepreneurship for the Penn State University Extension Office in Allegheny County and helps backyard farmers develop their own agricultural techniques. She says that everyone has a different <strong><a href="http://www.pri.org/stories/science/environment/urbanites-look-to-harvest-local-food-crops-as-hedge-against-food-insecurity-14574.html">reason </a></strong>to start planting an urban garden, but anyone can do it.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:01:21 +0000 Katherine Blackley 14203 at http://wesa.fm Urban Farming In Pittsburgh: Better Food From Your Backyard