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Urban Jungle – Thai Elephants Work in the City


“A woman pays to feed an elephant in a residential area of Bangkok.”
Photos and article by Brent Lewin
Link to Brent Lewin’s website and his Urban Jungle photos.

“30km from Bangkok in the suburb of Bang Bua Thong is a half-built housing community occupied by over 1500 squatters. In the furthest reaches of the development live 5 Khmer-speaking families from a poor province in Thailand who come to Bangkok when the rice-growing season is finished. As if out of a classical tale of days gone by, the elephants live side by side with their mahouts and use the concrete foundations of their surroundings as their jungle gym.

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Rooftop Food Garden – YWCA Vancouver, BC, Canada


Photo by Michael Levenston. Link to larger photo here.

Up five floors at the YWCA in downtown Vancouver, amongst skyscrapers, is a spectacular rooftop food garden. Our two videos feature an interview with Ted Cathcart, Operations Manager and Rooftop Food Gardener at the YWCA.

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Link to YWCA Vancouver Rooftop Food Garden website.

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