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The Joy of Urban Farming in the Philippines

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Atis is ready for the picking in the author’s urban farm. Atis also named Sugar-apple, sugar-pineapple or sweetsop is high in calories and is a good source of iron.

It is a delight to wake up early, and sit on my terrace amidst my herbs and spices garden while sipping my tarragon tea

By Moje Ramos-Aquino,
InterAksyon.com FPM
March 24, 2012

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I have an open garage cum farmlet in my front yard. About 18 square meters is planted to atis (sweet sop), langka (jackfruit), kamias, palm, ylang-ylang and mango. I eat the atis fruit once a week (if the bats and birds do not beat me to the ripe ones). Kamias fruits are used to season my food and when there is a lot of them, I make them into candied kamias.

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Go Inside an Urban Fish Farm of the Future on Chicago’s South Side

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Photo by Photo: Sky Full of Bacon.

312 sold herbs for four months to local restaurants before the Departments of Business Affairs and Public Health both stepped in.

By Joan Hersh
Grub Street
March 3, 2012

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The biggest barrier at this stage is governmental. Mayor Emanuel (who visited The Plant two weeks ago) officially supports projects like this, and with zoning and building inspector approval, 312 sold herbs for four months to local restaurants before the Departments of Business Affairs and Public Health both stepped in. For the former, 312 was violating regulations about livestock in the city; for the latter, regulations about selling food created with “untreated” waste.

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