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Detroit Chicken Race – Photos by Marvin Shaouni

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Photo by Marvin Shaouni. See photos/video of the event here.

17 chickens entered in the race were there to battle it out for charity

Marvin Shaouni Photography Blog
Aug 3, 2010

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Along the Cass Corridor, on a graveled vacant lot shadowed by the Masonic Temple, between the Temple Bar and an old renovated fire station, the first ever Detroit Chicken Race was held. The event would see a flux of about 150 people over the course of an early Sunday evening, rolling into dusk.

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April 26, 2011   1 Comment

Urban Agriculture – the Way of the Future?

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Dr Robert Biel in Brixton Community Garden in South London. Photo by Julian Jackson.

Dr. Biel is the author of “The Entropy of Capitalism”

By Julian Jackson – Environment and Technology Correspondent
Earth Times
26 Apr 2011

Together with Yves Cabannes, Robert Biel leads the University College London’s Development Planning Unit’s Urban Agriculture research unit, which undertakes a wider range of funded research, consultancy and teaching.

Excerpt:

Dr Robert Biel is an author and academic, who works for University College London and has written about sustainable agriculture. More than that, he practices what he calls ”experimental agriculture” in his own allotment and with his students. Biel believes that we are coming to a crisis of agricultural production, and we need to have more ‘Food Sovereignty’, which he defines as greater autonomy over our own food production.

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April 26, 2011   2 Comments