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Online farming games – Why are urbanites addicted?

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An estimated 15 million urban white-collars spend more than five hours a day on Happy Farm, according to data from the game’s creator.

China’s growing addiction: online farming games

Elliott Ng
Venture Beat
October 29, 2009

A new agrarian revolution has occurred in China, but only in the virtual worlds of social games. Social farm games now dominate all major Chinese social networking sites — RenRen (formerly Xiaonei), Kaixin001, 51.com, and QQ’s QZone. The May launch and 2H 2009 adoption of QQ Farm — a version of China’s already popular Happy Farm game built to run on Tencent’s estimated 228 million active-user QZone platform — may very well have transformed China into the leading country of online farmers.

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Common Good City Farm – Washington D.C.


NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. June 8th, 2009.

New Growth in Ledroit Park

by Amanda Abrams
DC NORTH
September 2009

Last year, when Common Good City Farm found out it had to leave its home on 7th Street, co-founder Liz Falk wasn’t sure where the project would wind up. Her feeler emails soliciting suggestions resulted in a response from someone she barely knew. “Call me,” it said.

Thirteen months later, the urban garden and education center is part of the redevelopment of Gage-Eckington School in Ledroit Park. Not simply a side project, the farm wound up being an integral element that kept the redevelopment plans moving forward.

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