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2011 Summit Urban Farming Initiative training program

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This program is targeted at new and emerging urban farmers and market gardeners in Akron and Summit County.

OSU Extension in Summit County, in partnership with the Summit Food Policy Coalition, announces the 2011 Summit Urban Farming Initiative (SUFI) training program.

This training program will be offered from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings from February 17th through March 24th. The program will teach how to plan, budget and conduct a successful urban farm venture. Topics will include business planning, marketing, creating a niche, finding land, working with farmers’ markets and other topics essential to the development of urban agricultural businesses.

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February 15, 2011   Comments Off on 2011 Summit Urban Farming Initiative training program

Mumbai urban garden produces brooms reports Preeti Patil

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Our gardener showed me three brooms he had made from the leaves of the coconut tree

By Preeti Patil
Natueco city farming
February 15, 2011

Excerpt:

Our coconut tree on the terrace was planted 10 years ago on the terrace, when we were totally inexperienced about farming activities. One of our staff members from the kitchen brought this sapling from his native village and so this tree established itself in these grey surroundings.It has been a sight of wonder and joy as people discovered it;s presence. Many wondered how the roots did not affect the slab, how the weight of the tree did not cause cracks etc…Although this tree has not yet given us any coconuts, it is a source of great joy. It is said that 1 coconut tree can sustain 1 family. I am not surprised.

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February 15, 2011   1 Comment