SPIN in the News

SPIN-Farming has lots of angles…

SPIN is resonating in many circles – academic, activist, agricultural, design, environmental, intellectual, lifestyle, gastronomical and governmental. Here are a few angles the media have picked up on over our 13+years history. If you are a journalist, researcher, writer, producer or publisher looking to put your own spin on SPIN, contact us and we’ll give you fresh food for thought.


Prairie Farm Report
Urban Farming U interview with Julian Awad
Urban Farming U interview with Keri Fox
SHAW TV Interview with Brianna van de Wijngaard
SHAW TV Interview with Curtis Stone
Radical Personal Finance Interview with Curtis Stone
Deconstructing Dinner


Country Guide Canada
Cranbrook Daily Townsman
Country Guide Canada
Community Loan Fund
Lancaster Farming
The Optimist
Seedstock story on Mary Ackley
Landscape PAYSAGES
Cornell Small Farm Quarterly
The Intelligencer story on Max Valyear
Williams Lake Tribune
Young Agrarians story on Brianna de Wijngaard
City News Toronto
Savour It All
Toronto Star
Sustainable America
Stewing Pot story on Wally Satzewich
TEDX Kelowna with Curtis Stone
The Western Producer story on Wally Satzewich
CBC News Calgary
Ethical Foods
Seedstock story on SPIN online training
Mercury News
Transition Culture book review of SPIN-Farming Basics
United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia
Winnipeg Free Press
Lancaster Farming
Forbes.com story on Roxanne Christensen
Pocono Record
Toronto Star
Keystone Edge on SPIN online training
Natural Home
Environmental Building News
Philadelphia Inquirer
Wall Street Journal
Colorado Springs Independent
Co-operative Grocer
Newark Star Ledger
ATTRA News (560KB PDF)
Wall Street Journal
Independent Street
Touch the Soul Syndicate (353KB PDF)
Urban Agriculture magazine
The Herald (Winnipeg) story on Wally Satzewich and Gail Vandersteen
Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy (62KB PDF)
Touch the Soil story on Wally Satzewich and Gail Vandersteen (2.9MB PDF)
The Tyee


Breaking Through Concrete – David Hanson and Edwin Marty, Feb 2012, University of California Press
Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution – Jennifer Cockrell-King, Feb 2012, Prometheus Books
The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities – Peter Ladner. Nov 2011, New Society Publishers
Folks This Ain’t Normal – Joel Salatin, Nov 2011, Center Street Hatchette Book Group
Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket – Brian Halweil, Nov. 2005, Worldwatch Press
Harvest for Hope – Jane Goodall, Gary McAvoy and Gail Hudson, Nov. 2005, Warner Books


Alfred Li, Anita Lin, Jess Wunsch, University of Michigan SPIN-Farming And its Potential Impact on Detroit – December 2016
Stuart Brown, Masters Program, Charles Sturt University, Urban Agriculture: Is There Now An Opportunity for a Viable, Small Scale Agriculture to Emerge in Brisbane, Australia – June 2008
Annie Meyers, Undergraduate, UCBerkeley Vitalizing the Vacant – May 2008
Institute for Innovations in Local Farming and Urban Partners – Farming in Philadelphia: Feasibility Analysis and Next Steps Executive Summary (5 (pages) or Complete Study (41 pages) – December 2007
Michael Ramsay, M.Arch Candidate, University of Waterloo (School of Architecture) Cambridge, Ontario, Canada Urban Agriculture: Redefining urban communities through local growing – April 2007