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CNN’s Anderson Cooper reports on a rooftop school garden in Newark, New Jersey


CNN Video. May 6, 2010
St. Phillips Academy. A school in Newark, New Jersey, is teaching sustainability, healthy living and respect for the environment.

St. Philip’s Students Cook What They Grow

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St. Philip’s Academy
Fall 2009

St. Philip’s Academy students are trading in their uniforms for aprons to cook in Newark’s first teaching kitchen. Our EcoSPACES program (“St. Philip’s Academy Cultivates Environment Sustainability”) continues to grow in ways that promise to inspire and engage students. The teaching kitchen, our newest addition, encourages students to explore the origins of the food they consume and understand the role of locally grown produce on environmental sustainability. Each month, students prepare ingredients from their rooftop garden plots, transform them into meals and, finally, eat what they started from seed.

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Radio – Two sides speak about an ordinance to foster urban agriculture.

brookeBrooke Salvaggio at Bad Seed, the urban farm she started at Bannister Road and State Line Road. Photo by Sylvia Maria Gross / KCUR.

Kansas City Council Considers Nurturing Urban Agriculture

By Sylvia Maria Gross
KCUR
2010-05-03

KCUR’s Sylvia Maria Gross recently visited a home farm in southwest Kansas City. Bad Seed Farm has become ground zero for the debate over urban agriculture. And real estate agent Stacey Johnson-Cosby, with the Center Planning and Development Council, weighs in with concerns about the proposed ordinance.

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CBC Radio talks with The Cutting Veg and Young Urban Farmers

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Young Urban Farmers

The YUF garden system incorporates two styles of gardening: rasied garden beds and direct in-ground gardening. This allows us to utilize the best of both worlds to grow a variety of delicious produce.

Our raised bed planter measures 4×4 feet and is assembed in attractive, organized grids. This setup allows for 16 square feet of planting space, and a wide array of plants. Within each square a different type of plant can be planted, however it is recommended to choose your top 4 or 5 favourite fruits, vegetables or herbs to get a full harvest of each type.

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