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Farm City Festival – A Celebration of Urban Agriculture – Brooklyn, NY

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Farm City Festival

Over three weekends, Farm City celebrates Urban Agriculture and explores the possibilities of a new agrarian future within the current urban reality. Components include:

Farm City Fair 9/12/10
Farm City Film 9/12 +14/10
Farm City Tour 9/18 + 19/10
Farm City Forum 9/25/10

These events spotlight the work of artists, farmers, activists, planners, architects, chefs, and foodies, all devoting themselves to feeding the city both culturally and agriculturally. Farm City is co-curated with Lili Chopra, FIAF, and Simon Dove, University of Arizona.

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August 12, 2010   Comments Off on Farm City Festival – A Celebration of Urban Agriculture – Brooklyn, NY

Firemen as Gardeners 1917

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Vacant Lot Transformed into a Garden by San Diego Firemen – in 1917

By Ben Jervey
The New Ideal at Good
Aug 11, 2010

Excerpt:

From The American City from 1917
“There has been agitation this season concerning the vacant city lots, and efforts have been made [throughout] the country to make such patches of land bring in returns in the way of crops, thus relieving the situation incident to the high cost of living. A group of firemen at one of the San Diego stations secured permission to cultivate a lot across the street from their building, which had been left vacant by the removal of an old stable.

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