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Urban agriculture advocates in Montreal claim success in drive for city consultations


Montreal community garden. Photo by Andreas Sundgren.

They announced they had amassed 25,000 signatures

By Monique Beaudin,
Montreal Gazette Environment Reporter
November 15, 2011

MONTREAL – A coalition of 50 organizations has made history in Montreal by collecting the required 15,000 signatures on a petition to force the city to hold public hearings on the state of urban agriculture here.

Members of environmental, gardening and social groups spent the last three months gathering the signatures from Montreal residents. On Tuesday, they announced they had amassed 25,000 signatures.

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Seven-year-old – Oliver’s garden grows with $20k grant from Nature’s Path Organic

2011 Gardens for Good grants – three programs share $65,000 in funding

By Danielle Wong
The Spec
November 7, 2011

Excerpt:

Hamilton, Ontario – Oliver Allen-Cillis’s plan was simple: grow vegetables in his home garden so other children don’t have to rummage through the blue bin.

But the seven-year-old’s homegrown project to raise funds for local youth charities has outgrown his back yard, as his idea was awarded a $20,000 grant from Nature’s Path Organic.

The Cumberland Avenue resident and his family found out they were one of three winners of a North American contest and the most-voted-for Canadian entry last week.

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Villarreal Family Farm to expand in St. Louis City

Villarreal Family Farm plans to produce enough food to support a year-round CSA

Summary

Villarreal Family Farm strives to provide naturally and locally-grown produce, eggs and poultry to all members of our community by developing plans for a full-scale, commercial, urban farm, located at 4539 Delmar Blvd. to serve as a hub for urban food production, distribution, sustainable living and education. This urban farm will be the first urban agricultural venture of this type in the city of St. Louis. Villarreal Family Farm seeks to bring naturally-grown food closer to the consumer, while educating the community on the health and environmental benefits of naturally-grown foods, the economic and environmental benefits of locally grown food as well as building personal agricultural and job skills.

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