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Canada: Urban farm Elevated Eats on Yorkdale Shopping Centre Rooftop

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Elevated Eats teams work on the garden at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. — Frankie Flowers/photo In its first year, Elevated Eats donated several pounds of lettuce, tomatoes, eggplant, okra, hot peppers, kale and herbs to local food banks. By Frank Ferragine Toronto.Com July 30, 2018 Excerpt: Utilizing just four parking spaces, over 30 different types of […]
Michael Levenston

Homeless Garden Project farm set for move to Pogonip, Santa Cruz

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The view from the edge of the Homeless Garden Project’s new property in Pogonip. Organizers plan to be able to start farming in the new location by 2020. (Marcello Hutchinson-Trujillo — Santa Cruz Sentinel) The nonprofit garden training program, focused on helping up to 17 people at a time to transition out of homelessness, is […]
Michael Levenston

Canada: The Story of How Victory Gardens Got Its Cool Brand

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We look at the logo as a hand triumphantly holding up the food we have grown ourselves, like, “we can do it”! By Thalia Stopa Scout Magazine Aug 1, 2018 Excerpt: “When I was approached to design the VG logo, the working relationship had been well established. I remember meeting with Lisa in a coffee […]
Michael Levenston

Carnegie urban farm aiming for sustainability in Pennsylvania

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Pam Henderson hovers tomatoes. “There’s enough people in Carnegie for us to be able to feed them with our produce,” Henderson said. By Matthew Guerry Trip Live July 26, 2018, Excerpt: And in their second year of business, the hands who tend it say they’re aiming to raise even more local produce. “We’re trying to […]
Michael Levenston

UK: Outdoor Garden Bar ‘Beautiful Allotment’ in London

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Au naturale: Enjoy food and drink made on site (Bourne and Hollingsworth) A working allotment where Londoners can sip cocktails made from ingredients grown on site and drinks served from a potting shed bar is opening in the capital tomorrow. By Lizzie Edmonds Standard July 25, 2018 Excerpt: Beautiful Allotment is set in the Victorian […]
Michael Levenston

Kenya: Urban farming in Nairobi’s Huruma slum

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Listen here. Podcast DW July 26, 2018 Jobs are hard to come by in Nairobi’s slums. But a group of young people has found a rather unusual way to make a living: They took to farming — in the middle of the city! Linda Staude met the young farmers and her report is presented by […]
Michael Levenston

Gov. Cuomo to Spend $3M on Community Gardens in Central Brooklyn

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The improvements across these 22 gardens will allow more Brooklynites to engage and enjoy the enriching experience of a community garden right outside their door.” By Andrea Leonhardt BK Reader July 23, 2018 Excerpt: “Community gardens provide critical opportunities for healthier lifestyles, and these vital improvements made in 22 locations are going to connect residents […]
Michael Levenston

L.A.’s Incentive for Urban Farming Fails to Take Root

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Benefits of Home Gardening, 07/25/1920 Hardly any lots have received a tax break so far under the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones program. By Ludwig Hurtado City Lab Jul 24, 2018 Excerpt: But Hawkins and other urban-farming advocates believe property owners are apprehensive about giving up their vacant land, likely because many are holding it for […]
Michael Levenston

Chicago’s ‘Uncommon Ground’ Rooftop Celebrates 10 Years

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One of the first restaurant rooftop food gardens By Andrea Darlas WGN9 July 23, 2018 Above Uncommon Ground, a 2,500-square-foot rooftop farm allows the restaurant to harvest hundreds of pounds of organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. There are also a pair of beehives that produce 40-50 pounds of honey, and other things used to […]
Michael Levenston

Philippines: Dept. Agriculture to implement ‘urban gardening’ program in Iloilo City

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Agreement For Urban Gardening. Agriculture Assistant Secretary for Regulation and the Visayas Hansel O. Didulo (2nd from right) and Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III ( second from left) sign the Memorandum of Agreement for the establishment of the “Urban Gardening, Pagkain Para sa Masa Program” in the city on Monday (July 23, 2018). (Photo […]
Michael Levenston

Brazil: You can Farm Anywhere, Even Inside a Shopping Mall

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BeGreen, a startup company in Belo Horizonte in Brazil, is producing fresh and organic produce inside the city’s main shopping center. By Ana-Christina Gaeta Food Tank July 23, 2018 Excerpt: Using aquaponic methods, the farm produces roughly 40,000-60,000 plants per month. Most of these are greens and microgreens including beet leaves, watercress, parsley, coriander, basil, […]
Michael Levenston

The New York City Community Garden Coalition is dedicated to the preservation, creation and empowerment of community gardens

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Annual Budget: $2.2 million New York City Food Policy Center Hunter College Part of the Food Policy Community Spotlight Series July 23, 2018 Excerpt: NYCCGC serves as New York City’s independent voice for community gardens. During World War I and World War II, gardening programs were used as a way to inculcate patriotism and promote […]
Michael Levenston

Garden Designers Wed in Their Community Garden

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Milwaukee’s Cherry Street Community Garden host a wedding this weekend By Michael Schlesinger CBS Milwaukee Julu 22, 2018 Excerpt: MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — As flowers, fruits, and vegetables grew from the fertile soil beneath their feet, their love for each other was also taking root. As Michael Schlesinger shows us, a community garden on Milwaukee’s […]
Michael Levenston

Kenya: City taxi driver by day, savvy goat farmer by night

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The biggest advantage of keeping goats, he says, is that they are not labour-intensive. Photo | Peter Changtoek | Nmg “I buy potato peelings in Nairobi. I also offer my goats dairy meal, maize germ, salt and water,” he says. Daily Nation July 20, 2018 Excerpt: Kenneth Mbugua is a taxi driver in Nairobi but […]
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