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Counsel to Cities: Feed Thyself

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“Urban agriculture is about revitalizing and transforming public spaces, connecting city residents with their neighborhoods in a new way and promoting healthier eating and living for everybody.”

By Neal Peirce
CitiwireNet
January 30, 2011
Washington Post Writers Group

Excerpt:

Lester R. Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, goes so far as to define “a food bubble economy — created by overpumping aquifers and overplowing and overgrazing land, and overloading the atmosphere with carbon dioxide.” Like the U.S.-born housing bubble before it, Brown predicts bursting of the food bubble will ricochet worldwide with dire consequences including “survival itself” at stake for peoples living on the lower rungs of the global economic ladder.

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Will Allen visits Vancouver

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Pro-basketball player-turned farmer, Will Allen is involved in more than 70 urban agriculture projects and outreach programs around the world. Matthew Hoekstra photo.

Former basketball pro spreads urban farming seed

By Matthew Hoekstra
Richmond Review
January 27, 2011

Excerpt:

Born the son of a sharecropper, Allen became a standout basketball player in high school despite his father’s strict rule: no sports until farm chores were done. He earned a basketball scholarship and later played professionally in the U.S. and Europe, where he reconnected with his farming roots.

It was in Europe where he saw farmers use intensive methods on small plots. He started his own garden there, growing food for his family and teammates.

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Kitchen Cultivator

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Dimensions: 24″wide x 34.5″ high x 24″ deep. Urban Cultivator™ was conceived after many years in the hydroponic industry – an industry with an unwarranted bad reputation.

Both Kitchen Cultivator and Commercial Cultivator

Our goal is to take hydroponic growing where no company has gone before. From basements and backrooms to a focal point of any proud chefs kitchen. Local is the way to go. Now you can have an active hand in the food your loved ones eat no matter where you live. Connect to your food, connect to your family.

The Kitchen Cultivator is an all in one indoor home garden. You get 365 days of perfect growing conditions for all of your favorite herbs and veggies. No more soggy super market herbs going bad in your fridge… just fresh crisp herbs from your very own garden.

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January 28, 2011   Comments Off on Kitchen Cultivator