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Canada: Nanaimo garden tool maker hopes to cultivate investment on Dragons’ Den

2 days 20 hours ago

Jen Gibb turned car accident injury into opportunity to take a fresh approach to garden tool design By Chris Bush News News Bulletin Jan 12, 2019 Excerpt: Jen Gibb, who moved to Nanaimo in 2002 and owns yard maintenance company Beyond the Fence, was notified Monday, Jan. 7, she will appear on an upcoming episode […]

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Malaysia: Urban farming at Elmina West

2 days 20 hours ago

Besides providing the community with constant food supply, the initiative promotes co-operation and togetherness — a platform that builds caring communities. By Ooi Tee Ching New Straits Times January 13, 2019 Excerpt: SHAH ALAM: Sime Darby Property Bhd has launched the Elmina Community Edible Gardens at the City of Elmina, a 5,000-acre development and the […]

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Urban farmer turns to crowdfunding to support growing business in Savannah, Ga

2 days 20 hours ago

With four days left, the Indiegogo campaign goal is more than 90-percent complete. By Sean Evans WTOC January 10, 2019 Excerpt: “I am the owner and sole employee of Vertu Farm,” said Chris Molander. Molander started Vertu Farm on Savannah’s east side about three years ago after cultivating a passion for farming in high school […]

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France: Paris Pastoral: A City Recultivated

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The agricultural past of peripheral Paris is the jumping off point of the exhibition “Agricultural Capital: Projects for a Cultivated City” at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, which now runs through February 10. By Mira Kamdar New York Review of Books Jan 2019 (Must see. Mike) Excerpt: Saint-Denis native, artist Olivier Darné, founded the Parti Poétique […]

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Indonesia: Urban farming groups in South Jakarta harvest 149 kilograms of vegetables

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“We keep encouraging residents to leverage space around their houses for urban farming because that could support their economy,” he said. The Jakarta Post Jan 11, 2019 Excerpt: “Some of the yield is sold to other residents while other parts are shared among those who took good care of the farm,” Fachrudin said as reported […]

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Canada: Visitor to City Farmer posts video and photos from her visit

3 days 21 hours ago

Winter weather in Vancouver is mild and sunny this year Even in the middle of January, City Farmer’s garden in Vancouver, BC, Canada, has much to show visitors who drop by every day to chat. Sheryl points out a few of ‘the sights’ this past Saturday in between her gardening chores. See more about our […]

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Women who farm: The changing face of Indiana ag

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These include the Master Gardeners, Indiana Black Farmers Co-op, Urban Farm Incubator Network, Purdue Urban Agriculture Certificate program and the Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition. By Erica Quinlan Agrinews Jan 11, 2019 Excerpt: There are a number of non-profit organizations in Indianapolis where women growers and educators focus on youth education and community development through agriculture. […]

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In East Harlem, Community Gardens Provide More Than Food

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“En un jardín crecen más cosas que las que siembra el jardinero.” “In a garden more things grow than what the gardener sows.” By Phebe Pierson State of the Planet Jan 10, 2019 Excerpt: Researchers at the Earth Institute recently published a paper that investigates the environmental and social dimensions of community gardens in East […]

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Singapore: Republic Polytechnic invests in urban farming with new diploma, lab

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The lab will be equipped with indoor farming systems like vertical plane cultivation,conduit-based horizontal hydroponic nutrient film technique, tray-based horizontal hydroponic growing and substrate growing systems. By Angelii Trissha Mohan The New Paper Jan 11, 2019 Excerpt: On Wednesday (Jan 9), the poly launched the specialised diploma in urban agricultural technology – the first full-qualification […]

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Kate Middleton visits a community garden in Islington

5 days 20 hours ago

Duchess dresses down in a £400 Dubarry jacket, £250 boots and skinny jeans to muck in with children at a community garden – telling them ‘George and Charlotte would love to be learning outside’ By Rebecca English Royal Correspondant For The Daily Mail And Martha Cliff For Mailonline Jan 15, 2019 Excerpt: Country girl Kate, […]

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China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon

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Chinese scientists are also attempting to grow seeds from rapeseed, potato and mouse-ear cress, and are trying to hatch fruit fly eggs. By Ben Westcott and Yong Xiong CNN January 15, 2019 Excerpt: Cotton seeds carried to the moon by a Chinese probe have sprouted, marking what could be the first plant to ever grow […]

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France: Westfield creates urban farm on top of French shopping mall

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The 270 square metre farm is located on the roof of the So Oeust shopping centre. By Michael Mander Blooloop Jan 10, 2019 It produces vegetables and plants through vertical agriculture – free from herbicide, pesticide or fertiliser. Since the opening in June, over one ton of fruits and vegetables have been harvested including tomatoes, […]

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Plant scientists have found a way to ‘hack’ photosynthesis. Here’s why that’s a big deal.

6 days 21 hours ago

To create the reprogrammed plants, Cavanagh and her colleagues zeroed in on RuBisCO, an enzyme plants use to capture carbon dioxide from the air and convert it into stems, leaves, roots and other plant matter. By Denise Chow Euronews with NBC News Machbetter 10/01/2019 Excerpt: Humans owe a lot to photosynthesis, the process by which […]

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Your First Garden: The Easiest Vegetables to Grow

6 days 21 hours ago

Radicchio also turns bitter when it doesn’t get enough water. Make sure to keep the soil moist by adding a layer of mulch and regular watering. By Fan Winston Gardenista January 10, 2019 Excerpt: I’m writing this column to make sure you, and other beginner gardeners, don’t make the same mistake as I did. I […]

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Groups Celebrate Support for Urban and Innovative Agriculture in New Farm Bill

1 week ago

Studies note that these urban farms can save energy by using solar or other alternative sources, manage water by collecting and recycling rainwater – also preventing flooding and runoff – and reduce use of fuel for shipping and refrigeration, as food is produced near consumers. News Provided By Recirculating Farms Coalition Jan 08, 2019 NEW […]

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A Look Inside Rino’s Rooftop Urban Farm in Denver

1 week ago

Their restaurant customers in RiNo and LoDo are Urban Farmer, Uchi, Crema, HiTide Poke, Port Side, Stowaway, Famous Original J’s Pizza, Butcher’s Bistro, Goed Zuur, Beast + Bottle and Dio Mio. Altius greens are available in both Marczyk’s Fine Foods. By Evans Ousley 303 Magazine January 8, 2019 Excerpt: As Altius approaches full growing capacity, […]

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With farms atop malls, Singapore gets serious about food security

1 week 1 day ago

“It’s not a competition between urban farms and landed farms; it’s a question of relevance,” he said. “You have to ask: what works best in a city like Singapore? By Rina Chandran Reuters Jan 7, 2018 Excerpt: Visitors to Singapore’s Orchard Road, the city’s main shopping belt, will find fancy malls, trendy department stores, abundant […]

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Growing Green Thumbs in Virginia

1 week 1 day ago

Tricycle nurtures the next generation of farmers By Megan Wilson Richmond Magazine January 7, 2019 Excerpt: In March, farmers and gardeners have a distinct scent: an organic breeze of soil, herbs and sweat. Their nails are noticeably dirtier. They’re often missing on Saturday mornings when you may normally find them at brunch. Instead, they’re pushing […]

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UK: The Duchess of Cambridge to visit Islington Community Garden

1 week 2 days ago

The King Henry’s Walk Garden has received many awards over the years, including the RHS National Certificate of Distinction in 2012, and London in Bloom’s Best Community Garden in 2008, 2009, and 2011. By Charlie Proctor Royal Central Jan 8, 2019 Excerpt: The Duchess of Cambridge will return to work next week with a visit […]

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Nonprofit hopes future urban garden will help north Denver residents stay put despite gentrification

1 week 2 days ago

New garden program will create jobs, provide workforce training By Elise Schmelzer The Denver Post January 6, 2019 Excerpt: Community leaders in north Denver neighborhoods are looking to the dirt for solutions as rents begin to rise and gentrification continues to creep into working-class streets. As more residents consider leaving or are kicked out of […]

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