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CBC News looks at synergy between Inner City Farms and an electric composter


Video clip here.

Vancouver’s Inner-city farms uses restaurant produced compost to grow food that is delivered back to that restaurant

September 22, 2011
News, Canada, BC

A Vancouver company grows vegetables in front yards donated by homeowners, reports the CBC’s Bob Nixon.

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September 23, 2011   1 Comment

Farming in the Park, London, September 2013

A proposal to bring a major exhibition of British food, farming and countryside to Hyde Park, London on 26th-29th September 2013.

Buckingham Palace – Message from Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, in support of Farming in the Park, London, 2013

Now that the majority of the population live in towns and cities, there is every reason to draw attention to the fact that just 3% of the working population produce about 80% of the food consumed by the whole population of this country.

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September 23, 2011   Comments Off on Farming in the Park, London, September 2013

Japan’s urban agriculture: cultivating sustainability and well-being


Photo by Toru Terada.

Agriculture in Japanese cities is under threat

By Raquel Moreno-Peñaranda
OurWorld 2.0
United Nations University
September 23, 2011

Excerpt:

Japan is quite a unique case when it comes to urban agriculture. Despite being a highly industrialized country, the presence of agricultural land use is a common feature on the urban landscape of cities across the nation. It might come as a surprise that almost one-third of all agricultural output in the country is, in fact, generated by urban agriculture. Likewise, urban farmers account for 25% of farming households in Japan.

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September 23, 2011   1 Comment