Author Archives: Adam Kay

About Adam Kay

I study urban ecology and urban agriculture

Agriculture in the city context

This post is by John Pham, a senior Biology major at the University of St. Thomas As the populations grow and become more developed, people will tend to move close to urban environments bringing with it a myriad of issues … Continue reading

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Hot Outside? Plant some Bean Seeds!

The author of this post is Michael Chmielewski, a junior Biology major at the University of St. Thomas. When I was in grade school, I remember growing beans in small amounts of soil contained in Dixie cups. Add the right amount of … Continue reading

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Recycling water through greywater systems

The author of this post is Angela Tipp, a senior Biology major at the University of St. Thomas. Currently irrigated agriculture around the world is estimated at using 70% of the worlds freshwater, however, with the growing population, food yields will have … Continue reading

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The Green Side of Urban Agriculture

The author of this post is Taylor Schuweiler, a junior Biology and Environmental Science major at the University of St. Thomas. In addition to expanding food production to help meet the needs of a growing population, urban agriculture has many other … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture: A Global Solution to Food Insecurity

This post is by Anisa Abdulkadir, a senior Biology major at the University of St. Thomas. Currently, an estimated 54 percent of the world’s population lives in urban cities (United Nations, 2014). This percentage is estimated to increase with growing … Continue reading

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Farming What Works

The author of this post is UST senior Nick Cipoletti. The post is an assignment for BIOL 490 – Biology of Urban Agriculture.  What remains crucial to the health of the global ecosystem is feeding the developing urban areas sustainably as they are projected … Continue reading

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Can organic agriculture feed the world?

This post is an assignment for BIOL 490 – Biology of Urban Agriculture. The author is UST junior Parker Hewes. As humanity’s population expands exponentially, food is one common good that will always be required. Despite the availability of a … Continue reading

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