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London’s FARM:shop opens to the public in Dalston

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FARM:shop – an urban agriculture store

By A Battisby
Dalston People
October 31, 2010

Something & Son have created FARM:shop, a concept that puts farming at the centre of the city.

After three months of hard work, volunteers have transformed a disused shop on Dalston Lane, into an indoor farm.

The farm, on 20 Dalston Lane, consists of growing rooms, fish tanks for tilapia and giant freshwater prawns, a chicken coop on the roof and green houses growing tomatoes.

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Urban Agriculture store opens in Washington

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The Farm Team: Urban Sustainable Opens in Adams Morgan

By Matt Bevilacqua
Washington City Paper
Nov. 2, 2010

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Occupying a small white storefront on 18th Street and Columbia Road NW, the agricultural supply store boasting several shelves full of seeds, organic nutrients, and other products for home-growing opened its doors last Wednesday.

Manager and cofounder Matt Doherty said he wants his store to not only provide the materials needed to grow healthier food than what’s available at Safeway a few doors down, but also to engage the city and spread knowledge about how individuals can lead more sustainable lifestyles.

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Snakes: When good Chickens turn into Velociraptors

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5 Dirty Backyard Chicken Secrets

By Julie Anderson
The Stir
November 3, 2010

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Keeping chickens in your backyard for fresh eggs and perfectly roasted Sunday dinners seems like such a sweet “Little House on the Prairie” idea, but are you cut out for the hardcore realities of urban farming?

My kids have been begging for backyard chickens ever since we saw some at the county fair this summer, so I went to have tea with a friend who has her own little flock, and some of the things she said made me afraid.

Here are five things that may happen in your very own yard if you turn it into an urban chicken farm:

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