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Urban agriculture should be championed in Saskatoon

Caswell Community Gardeners, Saskatoon.

Community gardens have grown exponentially

By Rachel Engler-Stringer
The Star Phoenix
Nov. 16, 2010


This summer I was working on a project documenting various food and agriculture-related initiatives in and around Saskatoon and I came across all sorts of exciting approaches people in this city are taking to produce food within city limits. In addition to the most well known example of urban food production – the community garden in its various forms – there are many others. There are urban market gardening projects using various models that creative entrepreneurs have undertaken in the last number of years (market gardening means growing food to sell for profit). There are rooftop gardening initiatives underway.

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NBC Nightly News features Sweet Water Organics and Tilapia

Part 1 NBC Nightly News.


Aquaponics, a method of growing fish and plants together, creates a closed loop system that some say could help to address food shortages in places without access to fresh produce. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.

See Part 2 on next page.

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