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Baltimore’s newest urban farming venture – a trio of plastic-skinned hoop greenhouses

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Lake Clifton greenhouse project harvests 1st crops
Installation’s backers hope to produce fresh food, ‘green’ jobs

By Timothy B. Wheeler
Baltimore Sun reporter
December 17, 2009

Though it’s nearly freezing outside, fresh arugula, kale and more greens are flourishing in Hoop Village. That’s the name given to Baltimore’s newest urban farming venture – a trio of plastic-skinned hoop greenhouses on the historic Lake Clifton schools campus.

The structures, finished in October, are already yielding harvests that will provide wholesome snacks to some city elementary students this winter. And students at the three Lake Clifton schools are helping to raise the food they’ll be eating.

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January 27, 2010   Comments Off on Baltimore’s newest urban farming venture – a trio of plastic-skinned hoop greenhouses

Backyard Harvest one yard at a time – Minneapolis-Saint Paul

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From their program website:

Backyard Harvest’s mission is to strengthen the Twin Cities local foods infrastructure one yard at a time by turning lawns into nourishing and healthy landscapes. We connect eaters directly to their food, neighbors to one another, and urban farmers to professional opportunities.

Backyard Harvest is a community-building program in urban Permaculture. The program provides both garden fresh food and garden education for homeowners, renters and neighborhoods, as well as entrepreneurial and small-scale food production training for our farmers. Our farmers contract with homeowners, renters and communities to create gardens in their backyards, maintain the gardens and harvest all of the produce weekly for each family.

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January 27, 2010   Comments Off on Backyard Harvest one yard at a time – Minneapolis-Saint Paul