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Pre-planted, high productivity, ultra-low-maintenance farming boxes delivered to your home in Los Angeles

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Home Grow Micro Farms in Los Angeles, California

Home Grow Micro Farms delivers pre-planted, vegetable garden boxes to your home. When the plants in your micro farm reach the end of their productivity, we will come and swap your micro farm for a freshly planted one, ensuring you maximize the productivity of your garden without any labor. You simply harvest the fresh vegetables, and enjoy.

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May 24, 2010   2 Comments

New Urbanism for the Apocalypse

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Has the New Urbanism outlived its original purpose? The movement’s charismatic founder, Andrés Duany, seems to think so.

By Greg Lindsay
Fast Company
May 24, 2010

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Agrarian urbanism, he explained, is different from both “urban agriculture” (“cities that are retrofitted to grow food”) and “agricultural urbanism” (“when an intentional community is built that is associated with a farm).” He was thinking bigger: “Agrarian urbanism is a society involved with the growing of food.” America abounds with intentional communities, he pointed out — golf course communities, equestrian ones, even the fly-in kind. So why not build one for locavores? And they can have as much land as they like — it’s just that they would have gardens instead of yards, or community gardens and window boxes if they choose to live in an apartment.

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Overnight, 8,000 plots of earth have been brought into central Paris. Must see video!


Video by Al Jazeera.

French farmers turn Champs-Elysees into huge farm

BBC News
23 May 2010

One of Paris’s main thoroughfares, the Champs-Elysees, has been covered in earth and turned into a huge green space in an event staged by young French farmers.

They want to highlight their financial problems, caused by falling prices for agricultural produce.

Plants, trees and flowers were brought in by lorry overnight to transform the avenue into a long green strip.

More than a million people are expected to visit over the next two days.

The event, which cost 4.2m euros (£3.6m; $5.3m) to stage, has been organised by the French Young Farmers (Jeunes Agriculteurs) union over the holiday weekend in France.

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