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Urban Farm Magazine – Summer 2010

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Deep Impact
Urban farms and public green spaces are a breath of fresh air for cities of all sizes. by Cherie Langlois

Don’t Worry, Grow Happy
Ecopsychotherapy: It’s the new happy pill of choice for city dwellers.
by Joy Perrino Choquette

When Life Gives You Lemons, Give Back
Get inspired by Anna Chan’s urban fruit-foraging and produce-collecting mission. by Lisa Kivirist

Barnyard in Your Backyard
When keeping livestock, even the smallest parcel of land needs careful management. by Sharon Biggs Waller

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Homegrown: A Growing Guide for Creating a Cook’s Garden

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By Marta Teegan
Rodale Books (May 11, 2010)
192 pages

Marta Teegan is a trained master gardener and chef. She worked in politics and the nonprofit sector before pursuing her lifelong love of gardening and cooking. She lives in Los Angeles.

Swap the annuals for edibles, creating attractive beds and containers that both beautify the yard and provide a bounty of fresh produce

As a trained chef-turned-professional kitchen garden designer, Marta Teegen knows what a difference freshly harvested vegetables can make to a meal—and how easy it is to ensure seasonal vegetables are always available when you need them.

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Plant a garden – in your bra?! Japanese undergarment does double-duty as a rice-growing kit

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A Japanese company debuts their newest bra that doubles as a rice growing kit, complete with water hoses, seedlings, gloves and a wearable pot. TODAYshow.com’s Dara Brown reports.

Grow rice in bra

By Rosemary Black
Daily News
May 13th 2010

You might call it the wondrous bra. Japanese urban farmers who wear the gimmicky new undergarment can grow their own rice in recyclable plastic pots that double as the cups, according to Reuters.

The pots can be filled with soil and rice seedlings, and the wearer waters the rice with a hose that doubles as a belt that loops around the waist.

Made by the Japanese lingerie maker, Triumph, the bra debuted as interest in food safety and the environment is growing in Japan. Farming is getting popular among Japanese city dwellers, and rice, a staple in Japan, is a natural crop to considering growing.

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