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Urban Agriculture – Growing Healthy, Sustainable Places

American Planning Association Book

By Kimberley Hodgson, Marcia Caton Campbell, Martin Bailkey
Published by APA Planning Advisory Service, 2010
Paperback, 148 pp.

Urban agriculture is rising steadily in popularity in the United States and Canada-there are stories in the popular press, it has an increasingly central place in the growing local food movement, and there is a palpable interest in changing cities to foster both healthier residents and more sustainable communities. The most popular form of urban agriculture, community gardening, contributes significantly to developing social connections, building capacity, and empowering communities in urban neighborhoods.

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January 31, 2011   2 Comments

Pasadena’s ‘Urban Homestead’ family sets record harvest

The Dervaes harvested 7,030 pounds of organic produce on 1/10th acre in 2010 – a record since they started keeping track 10 years ago

Excerpt from the Urban Homestead site:

These last few days, I too have been anxiously waiting the final harvest tally from Justin who’s been going through the invoice books to tally the herbs and edible flower boxes that we harvested and sold (which came to 117 lbs for the year).

On a side note, we just couldn’t figure out how to calculate the weight of 100 plus flats of wheat grass that we grew last year, so we just left them out of the final tally. Oh well.

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January 31, 2011   2 Comments