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Breaker: Urban Micro Agriculture Challenge


Majora Carter talks to these young farmers about what the experience has taught them about a hard day’s work — and about eating hard-earned produce. By Thepromisedland 2004.

A Food project in Manhattan, NY by Juliette LaMontagne

BREAKER is a 12-week program that mobilizes interdisciplinary teams of young, creative collaborators to design solutions to big challenges – in this case, Urban Micro Agriculture. Community gardens, local organic farming, and rooftop farms are a more prevalent part of our lives as we become more conscious of the food industry’s impact on our health, the economy, and the environment. So far, these gardens and farms have been wonderful sources for connecting people to food and to each other, but their impact remains small-scale, benefiting those who can afford to pay a premium for fresh food.

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Summary of Urban Farming Forum in Vancouver


Market-cargo. Urban farmers riding down Main Street to the market, carrying tent, tables, produce and flowers from south Vancouver. Photo by By Bhlubarber, David Niddrie.

While urban farmers may have gotten some of the answers they were looking for at the forum, it appears they may have actually gotten more questions!

Vancouver Urban Farmers Newsletter
Dec 2011

Excerpts:

The Urban Farming Forum took place on November 25 and 26th, 2011 at Boneta restaurant and SFU Woodwards in Vancouver. Both days were well attended by an enthusiastic crowd of urban farmers, food security advocates, NGO representatives, and consumers.

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