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Vertigo Journal – Urban agriculture: a multidimensional tool for the development of cities and communities

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Image by Stephanie Carter.

Eleven articles on urban agriculture in Vertigo – The electronic journal of Environmental Science

Vertigo, Vol 10, No. 2
Sept. 2010. In French
Articles about UA in Europe, America and Africa by authors from various backgrounds. This issue was coordinated by Eric Duchemin Institute of Environmental Sciences at UQAM (Canada), Luc Mougeot IDRC (Canada) and Joe Nasr Ryerson College (Canada).

Louiza Boukharaeva et Marcel Marloie
L’apport du jardinage urbain de Russie à la théorisation de l’agriculture urbaine

Manon Boulianne, Geneviève Olivier-d’Avignon et Vincent Galarneau
Les retombées sociales du jardinage communautaire et collectif dans la conurbation de Québec

Emmanuel Pezrès
La permaculture au sein de l’agriculture urbaine : Du jardin au projet de société

Christian Peltier
Agriculture et projet urbain durables en périurbain : la nécessité d’un réel changement de paradigme

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The Urban Mushroom Guys – 2010 BusinessWeek Top 25 Social Entrepreneurs

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100% sustainable urban mushroom farm

By Sarah Henry
Berkeleyside
Nov 12th, 2010

Excerpt:

There’s so much buzz around the fledgling food business launched last year by two former University of California at Berkeley students, that you’d think they were pumping out premium honey.

BTTR Ventures, run by Hass School of Business grads Nikhil Arora and Alejandro (Alex) Velez, has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and on the BBC.

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Mayor wants to convert North Vancouver’s lawns into gardens for fruits and vegetables

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Lillooet Park Community Garden, North Vancouver. Link here.

Staff have been instructed to prepare an urban agriculture strategy as city looks for alternative uses for ‘wasted space’

By Randy Shore
Vancouver Sun
Nov 12, 2010

Excerpt:

VANCOUVER — Mayor Darrell Mussatto wants to convert North Vancouver’s lawns to urban farmland.

“We don’t need a lot of expensive technical solutions like rooftop gardens. What about front yards and back yards?” Mussatto said. “That’s a huge land base, and how many of those yards are dedicated to turf?

“Twenty per cent of the people live on 80 per cent of the land, and most of their yards are lawn,” he said. “It can easily be changed over to fruits and vegetables.”

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Students and community partners plant a new orchard in Vancouver Park

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A fruit tree planting ceremony, led by the Vancouver Park Board with local schools and the Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute as partners, took place in East Vancouver on November 8, 2010

Falaise Park
November 10, 2010
2 pm – 3 pm

“Twenty-five fruit trees—apple, cherry, plum, pear and peach—will provide an opportunity for the development of community stewardship programs,” says Vancouver Park Board Chair Aaron Jasper. “Students enrolled at Vancouver Christian School, Renfrew Elementary School and Windermere High School will help plant the trees, which will become an educational tool for ecology programming.”

The project supports the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Team’s recommendation to plant 150,000 trees by 2020, as well as the Park Board’s commitment to sustainable practices in urban agriculture.

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Roof Food Garden at Sixpoint Craft Ales Brewery in New York

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Container for gardening on the roof, an antique enameled cast-iron bathtub. Photo by Cathy Erway.

Cathy grows lunch from the roof

By Cathy Erway
Lunch at Six Point

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Hi, I’m Cathy. I wrote the blog Not Eating Out in New York for four years. Two of them were spent not eating out as a strict rule within the city where I live in. I wrote a memoir about those experiences, called The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove, and host a weekly podcast called Let’s Eat In on Heritage Radio Network. I still enjoy cooking more than eating out, and have gone on to try growing my own food, too.

These are the stories, the characters, and the food of my life now, making lunch at Sixpoint Craft Ales. I cook healthy, family-style meals for the staff that brews the beer here, and friends. We grow a lot of it on the roof — vegetables, fruits, herbs and chickens who lay eggs. For a small company, it provides enough to make some kind of lunch throughout the harvest months, and it’s a fun challenge figuring out what that is.

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