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Grow Episode 2 – The Story of an Urban Farmer


“Pluck and Feather” – from Whole Foods Market

After moving into her husband’s Oakland, California home, Esperanza creates a flourishing, urban backyard garden as a space of her own where she reconnects with her personal heritage. The power of fresh, homegrown food nourishes relationships around her new family’s table.

Beyond her garden, Esperanza Pallana works to educate the community on the benefits of local and regional agriculture and the preservation of food heritage.

Link here.

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The Book That’s Launched Hundreds of New “Urban” Farm Careers

SPIN-Farming Basics: Thinking of Farming? Think again. There is a new way to farm

By Wally Satzewich, Roxanne Christensen
January 31, 2011
SPIN Farming LLC, 112 pages
(On Amazon “Search Inside the Book”)

You have a calling to farm but you have no money, no land and no farming experience. No problem. Be a SPIN farmer! SPIN-Farming Basics contains the step-by step learning guides to the sub-acre farming production system that makes it possible to earn $50,000 gross from a half-acre. The guides provide everything you need to get operational and profitable quickly – a business concept, farm design, infrastructure and equipment, investments, detailed day-to-day workflow, crop selection, revenue targets and marketing guidance.

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Volunteering at a community garden is ripe with benefits in West Milford, New Jersey

“It’s nice to know that it’s not going to waste.”

By Teresa Edmond
North Jersey .Com
July 6, 2011

Excerpt:

Every Friday this summer, an army of volunteers will get together to gather plants from the West Milford community garden, situated at Apple Acres Farm on Union Valley Road. Their social consciousness and compassionate hearts are what spurred them to this selfless task.

Anne Thornton, owner of Apple Acres, has lent her generosity and her private land to Sustainable West Milford for the community garden.

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le numéro 2 du Bulletin “Villes Agricoles”

Édité par le Bureau Agriculture Urbaine de l’IAGU.

Villes Agricoles
Le bulletin de l’agriculture urbaine en Afrique de l’Ouest francophone
Edité par l’IAGU-BAU BP 104, Tél. : 20 98 16 54 Email : iagu.aup@iagu.org Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Directeur de publication : Moussa SY

Excerpt:

Editorial
par Moussa SY, Coordonnateur IAGU-BAU

Les fonctions sociales économiques et environnementales de l’agriculture urbaine sont de plus en plus reconnues à travers le monde. Ce secteur d’activités sort ainsi progressivement de l’anonymat grâce aux études et recherches portant sur plusieurs aspects le concernant (accès au foncier et à l’eau, organisation des producteurs, accès au marché, qualité des produits, etc.). Mais l’agriculture urbaine souffre encore de son défaut d’articulation avec les politiques d’urbanisme et agricoles.

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