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Urban Gardening in Bottle Caps


Merry Farming Kit

By Michael Keferl
Japan Trends
April 4, 2011

The project’s Merry Farming Kit is a mini urban gardening kit that uses plastic bottle caps as planters for bean sprouts. All that’s included are seeds and a compressed piece of soil that fits perfectly into a cap from a PET bottle. It’s a simple idea combining agriculture with recycling, but could be a good idea for brands to take up themselves to promote ecology for packaging after use.

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Cold Spring Cooperative Farm: Urban Agriculture

The great thing about our model is that you can get a great amount of food with doing a small amount of work.

By Buffalo Rising
Apr 4, 2011

Excerpt:

BRO interview with Jessica Lang of Cold Spring Cooperative Farm:

BRO: When was the farm started?

Jessica: The farm was started in Spring of 2009.

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NYU’s Community Agricultural Club working toward urban agriculture

The club intends to provide as many green spaces as possible for NYU students

By Yingying Yu
Washington Square News
April 3, 2011

Exceprt:

Right behind the Citibank on LaGuardia Place and West Third Street is a small space in Washington Square Village dedicated to growing squash, peppers, cucumbers and Brussels sprouts — all tended by environmentally conscious NYU students.

The Community Agriculture Club, a recent recipient of the President’s Service Award, was the original brainchild of Gallatin alumni Zoe Abram and Rachel Greenspan. The club went on hiatus in 2009. Current president and CAS senior Christine Johnson said she decided to revive CommunityAg after hearing Jeremy Friedman speak during one of her sustainability class lectures. Friedman helped her get the club up and running again with the help of dedicated executive board members.

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