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PostCarden ‘Pop up’ Allotment

Contents – Instructions, cress seeds and waterproof tray
Materials – FSC Paperboard and APET tray

Escape to your allotment without ever leaving your desk and harvest your own crop in a matter of weeks (no wellies required!). Gardening is great for the soul and tending your own tiny patch will be rewarding and therapeutic.

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January 1, 2012   Comments Off on PostCarden ‘Pop up’ Allotment

Grow Your Own Food – Graphic T-Shirt


From Brooklyn Industries

Get in on the urban farming movement and Grow Your Own Food in this women’s graphic t-shirt.

Just $12.99 here.

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Five Canadian Books Put ‘Urban Agriculture’ on the Map

City Farmer – Adventures in Urban Food Growing by Lorraine Johnson

Urban Agriculture: Ideas and Designs for the New Food Revolution by David Tracey

Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture by Mark Gorgolewski, June Komisar, and Joe Nasr

The Urban Food Revolution – Changing the Way We Feed Cities by Peter Ladner

Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution by Jennifer Cockrall-King

Beginning with Lorraine Johnson’s City Farmer in 2010 and including Jennifer Cockrall-King’s Food and the City coming out in February 2012, Canadian writers have produced five well-researched, well-written and fascinating books on urban agriculture. Not since the seminal Urban Agriculture: Food, Jobs, and Sustainable Cities was published over ten years ago has there been such attention paid to this global movement.

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City Farmer begins its 34th year promoting urban agriculture



Happy New Year!

And the weather report here in Vancouver is for more rain and mild temperatures. Wear your rubber boots to visit our rubber duckies at the Compost Demonstration Garden.

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