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Zimbabwe police order destruction of city maize crops

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Position of Harare councillors on the barbaric slashing of maize

Written by MDC Information & Publicity Department
The Zimbabwean
12 January, 2011

Harare councillors held an emergency caucus meeting on 11 January 2011 at Harvest House following the slashing of maize in the city and came out with the following position;

Harare City councillors dissociate themselves and condemn the ongoing barbaric destruction of the staple maize crop in the high density areas of the city. Council has never made such a resolution. The MDC is a pro-poor political party and is fully behind all livelihood support programmes among them urban agriculture.

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January 12, 2011   1 Comment

Job S. Ebenezer and Technology for the Poor


Urban Agriculture with Job Ebenezer – part 1

Wading Pool Gardens

The president (Dr. Job Ebenezer) of the organization, Technology for the Poor, explains his vision for the spread of urban agriculture.

In 1993, Dr. Job Ebenezer, former Director of Environmental Stewardship and Hunger Education at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) established a container garden on the roof of the parking garage of the ELCA offices in Chicago. The hope was that the roof top garden would serve as a role model for creative use of urban space throughout the country. Dr. Ebenezer proved the feasibility of growing vegetables in plastic wading pools, used tires and feed sacks.

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January 12, 2011   10 Comments