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Urban Farming in Indonesia – “Indonesia Berkebun”


Great shots of the community farming ‘later’ in the video.

Organization helps urban farmers in Indonesia

The reduction in green spaces in urban areas is not only an issue in Jakarta, but also throughout the world. By leveraging the power of the Internet, Ridwan Kamil and his friends started Indonesia Gardening, a movement to transform abandoned urban land into green land.

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September 24, 2011   Comments Off on Urban Farming in Indonesia – “Indonesia Berkebun”

Cow spotted in Seattle


Photo by North Seattle Sarah

MOO. Green Lake makes new use of word “Urban Farming”

By North Seattle Sarah
Sept 23, 2011

Excerpt:

Not a real cow – this one seemed to be made of a combination of paper mache, pvc pipe, and who knows what else. But it certainly did it’s job of bringing the neighborhood together, as I was just one of three groups of people who were out taking photos of her!

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September 24, 2011   Comments Off on Cow spotted in Seattle

After social media outcry, Adam Guerrero can keep his garden

 
See social media at work.

“All the people on Facebook saying that it’s okay, yeah it’s okay to them … they don’t have to smell it everyday. — Neighbour.”

By Hannah Sayle
Memphis Flyer
Sep 23, 2011

Excerpt:

After a social media outcry to the tune of thousands of supporters, and even some national media attention, Guerrero’s story moves toward a happy resolution: He will keep his front yard garden trimmed, install a bubbler and introduce mosquito-eating fish into his backyard pond, reduce the number of on-site worm bins, and install mesh covers on his rain barrels to keep mosquitoes out.

“I never said you could not have a garden,” said Potter, clearly concerned about the negative attention his court has received of late. “That’s inaccurate. I’ve always encouraged environmental activism, sustainability, going green, and blight reduction.”

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