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France’s Global Mag reports on Kitchen Gardening on the Internet

Se faire un potager écolo

By Hélène Seingier, Journaliste
March 29, 2010
Global Mag

Faire son potager écolo sans avoir la main verte? Internet vous y aide. De nombreux sites vous expliquent comment faire pousser quelques fruits et légumes sans recourir aux produits chimiques, que vous viviez à la campagne ou en ville.

Vous vous sentez la main verte? Alors rendez-vous sur le site de Terre vivante (FR), magazine de jardinage écologique depuis des décennies. Plus généraliste, Gerbeaud (FR) vous propose aussi des conseils sans chimie.

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Guardian lists 10 top City Farms in Britain

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The best city farms

The Guardian
29 March 2010

You don’t need to drag your family to the countryside to let them stroke sheep, feed chickens and ride donkeys. We’ve picked the ten best urban places that give you a taste of the good life.

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Heeley City Farm, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Sheffield, a city that has come a long way since The Full Monty, plays host to a cracking little four-acre farm. Alongside the sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits and what have you, there are more exotic creatures including chipmunks, snakes, tarantulas and degus (think guinea pig but odder). Children under eight have their own playground, while the rather groovy cafe offers inexpensive home cooking with loads of their home grown organic veggies thrown in and an impressive line in cakes.

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How one NGO in the heart of sprawling Sao Paulo has taken it upon itself to feed the masses

sanpauloBrazilian Estevao Silva da Conceicao jokes with his daughter at the garden of his house at Paraisopolis favela in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images

Opinion: Let’s hear it for urban agriculture

By Sara Franklin
GlobalPost
March 29, 2010

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In the sprawling megalopolis of Sao Paulo, Brazil, I recently witnessed how a humble NGO is quietly transforming an entire region of the city by building micro-enterprises out of organic farms and gardens.

Sao Paulo is the world’s third largest metropolitan area, trailing only Tokyo and Mexico City in size. In recent decades, Sao Paulo has grown at an alarming rate. As big agribusinesses buy up land that has historically been used for subsistence agriculture, rural Brazilians — particularly those in the northeast — are displaced from their homes and forced to migrate toward cities, particularly those in the more prosperous southern part of the country.

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