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PS 333’s Greenhouse Turns Empty Rooftop into Urban Agriculture

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Kiss+Cathcart’s rooftop greenhouse gives New York City school children the opportunity to reconnect with natural cycles of food production and consumption. Image courtesy of Ari Burling Photography.

Kiss+Cathcart helps New York City feed itself

By John Gendall
Feb. 2011
The American Institute of Architects

Excerpt:

Are New York City primary school students ready to replace bologna and Wonder Bread sandwich school lunches with locally grown and harvested organic produce? In December, New York’s Public School 333 cut the ribbon on its new greenhouse and functioning urban farm designed by Kiss+Cathcart, Architects. The greenhouse is set to yield 8,000 pounds of produce each year.

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February 11, 2011   1 Comment

Raleigh City Farm

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Dig where you live

We are a new farm enterprise that grows lots of food in small city spaces through a network of urban farms.

We envision a small central farm located in downtown Raleigh that grows and markets food in the city. Core operations are self-sufficient, sustained by revenue from sales to Raleigh residents and restaurants. We are part of a sustainable food system that provides competitively priced fresh produce while restoring the environment.

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Papua New Guinea urban village takes up rice farming

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NARI officers and family members of Pat Newton discussing rice growing at Wagang village.

Lae urban village grows rice

By James Laraki of Nari
Malum Nalu
Feb 11, 2011

Excerpt:

An urban village in Papua New Guinea is the last place you will expect to find people growing rice.

You expect people from such villages to be getting their rice from the supermarket or village trade store.

Pat Newton from Wagang (Sipaia) village on the outskirts of Lae has decided to grow rice for his family consumption.

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