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Canon Canada awards $60,000 to Vancouver’s new Community Urban Agriculture Fund

canonCanon Canada’s President and CEO Kevin Ogawa presents Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson with a $60,000 cheque for Vancouver’s Community Urban Agriculture Fund at the opening of Canon’s BC headquarters in downtown Vancouver.

$60,000 donation to Vancouver’s Community Urban Agriculture Fund celebrates the company’s expanded presence in the city

VANCOUVER, May 11 /CNW Telbec/ – Canon Canada announced today it will be opening a new Vancouver Business Solutions office during a gala luncheon for dignitaries, employees and partners held at the Fairmont Hotel.

The invite-only event featured 2010 Olympic gold medalist Maëlle Ricker and a performance by Grammy and Juno Award-winning artist Sarah McLachlan. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson was also on hand to accept a donation of $60,000 from Canon Canada to Vancouver’s new Community Urban Agriculture Fund, established to support community-based gardening projects across the city.

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May 12, 2010   1 Comment

Global Garden Report finds ‘urban farming’ and ‘kitchen gardening’ are amongst top ten trends

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Trends based on 1.4 million blog posts from 13 countries

Global Garden Report 2010 by Husqvarna and Gardena

What is gardening about today and in the future? What do gardeners do, think about, live for? What is at at the heart of modern gardening around the globe?

From the 2010 report, individualism in the garden is on the rise, replacing conformity. Gone is the obsession with keeping up with the neighbours’ … it’s now about expressing yourself using your outdoor space, encouraged by on-line friends.

See what the report says about urban farming and kitchen garden. Read on.

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