The Harare City Council now has the blessing of the Zimbabwe Republic Police to slash crops grown in the city in an effort to curb environmental degradation brought about by urban farming. The move has received with mixed feelings from residents and political parties.
By Seven Nematiyere
With the coming of a new growing season, all places without buildings on them are being cultivated. These include football, netball and basketball pitches, road-sides and recreational parks as well as wetlands. This has resulted in serious environmental degradation including soil erosion and siltation. Most drains in the city in such places like Glen Norah, Tafara, Highfield, Kambuzuma and Mufakose are blocked with soil resulting in flooding that sometimes affects the sewerage system.
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Roots to work: Developing employability through community food-growing and other urban agriculture projects
Forward by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
By Olivia Varley-Winter
City & Guilds Centre for Skills Development
Oct 2011 – 59 pages
Excerpt from Executive Summary:
This report aims to:
show that many community food-growing groups and other urban agriculture projects provide community-based learning and training opportunities, and are an effective way to develop employability for people in general,
outline how such projects can help people who face difficulties in finding and keeping work in particular, and
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14 sites totaling about 70 acres that could be used for the program
By Chad Lawhornon
October 31, 2011
Under her proposal, the city and county would “license” the property to the growers for a three-year period, although the city and the county would have broad authority to end the license. Horn said more discussion would be needed to determine what growers should pay the city and the county for use of the property.
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