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Urban Farming Documentary underway by legendary director Albert Maysles of ‘Grey Gardens’ and ‘Gimme Shelter’

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Albert Maysles in his garden. Photo by Todd Selby. “One of the most appealing corners of the house is the back garden, a snug oasis visible through the kitchen window beyond a shimmering curtain of colored glass bottles and decanters of oils and vinegars. Here, in a space adorned with a brick floor, hanging plants, pots full of flowers and a little pool, the couple sit and drink gin and tonics, framed by a backdrop of colorful peace flags from Tibet that flutter in the breeze.” (NYT, Rosenblum, 2009)

Albert Maysles, born in 1926 (84 years old) is an award-winning documentarian and a Guggenheim fellow. Along with his brother David, he brought us the cult classics Gimme Shelter (1970) and Grey Gardens (1976).

Urban Farming’s ‘Victory”

By Cudjoe
Special to The Michigan Citizen
Nov. 14, 2010

Excerpt:

This spring, Urban Farming, along with Uni-Dig, The City of Detroit, Wayne County Children and Family Services and Atlantic Records among others, is planting their largest garden in the city to date. The garden will be approximately 10 acres on the corner of Gladstone and Linwood and the food will be free for anyone who needs it.

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Value of backyard farming underscored in Philippines

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Manang Summa (carrying a basket) along with other mother-beneficiaries and their daughters during one of their community activities.

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps)

is a poverty reduction and social development strategy of the national government that provides conditional cash grants to extremely poor households to improve their health, nutrition and education particularly of children aged 0-14

Manila Bulletin
November 14, 2010

CAGAYAN DO ORO CITY (PIA) – After attending a Family Development Session (FDS), Hermie S. Dinaga, 32, and Charlie Dinaga, 33, of Barangay San Isidro, Talakag, Bukidnon both agreed that gardening can provide nutritional needs for the family. They have five children, now 10, nine, six, four, and three-years-old, who are all sent to school.

Backyard gardening was promoted by Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) as a response to one of the project’s goals which is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger through FDS which are attended by couple beneficiaries on a monthly basis.

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