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Bayview Greenwaste provides fertile ground for San Francisco’s urban agriculture revolution

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Sanjay Bhas and his mulch at Bayview Greenwaste.

Bayview mulch has been a boon for private backyard gardens, too.

By Matt Baume
Grist
22 Feb. 2011

Excerpt:

Sanjay Bhas founded Bayview Greenwaste in 1998. The company, located on the city’s southern waterfront, collects plant waste — for a fee — and then grinds the organic matter into mulch that it gives away for free to anyone who wants it. Nonprofits, municipalities, private citizens, schools, and power plants (which burn organic matter instead of coal) count themselves among the company’s beneficiaries.

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February 22, 2011   Comments Off on Bayview Greenwaste provides fertile ground for San Francisco’s urban agriculture revolution

Philippine Department of Agriculture to promote urban gardening nationwide

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Allotment Garden Project in Cagayan D’Oro, Philipines.

“We can farm 365 days a year so let us use this opportunity.”

By Jerome Carlo R. Paunan
PIA Press Release
February 22, 2011

MANILA, Feb. 22 (PIA) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to launch next month its nationwide urban gardening initiative to help boost food security of the country.

According to Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, the public, especially the urban dwellers, must use every opportunity to grow their own food even in tight spaces only.

Alcala said growing vegetables in containers or vacant lots can be very helpful, particularly during catastrophes when transport of produce from farms becomes difficult and costly.

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February 22, 2011   5 Comments

Funds to develop urban gardens for commercial market sale of fruit and produce

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Gardening for Greenbacks – City of Cleveland

What do I need to apply?

Have an established sales presence; or successfully complete market garden training; and have an executed lease for a farmer’s market or other venue; or have contracts for sales of produce to local venues.

Eligible Applicants

Grants up to $3,000 for eligible costs which include:
tools, purchase of display tables and booths, irrigation systems, rain barrels, greenhouses, signage.

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February 22, 2011   1 Comment