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A rooftop education program in São Paulo, Brazil


Photo by Mark Victorino.

The roof has salad – Plantando na Cidade – Hortas

Translated roughly from Portuguese by Google Translates:

Want some vegetables? Go get them on the roof. The student Mark Victorino, Cantareira College, is developing a project on garden tiles in the less valued spaces in the metropolitan area, on pavement and on commercial and residential properties. The gardens were planted in the Garden of St. Paul College and on campus of Cantareira College in the neighbourhood of Bethlehem, both in the state capital.

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Urban growth: A gardening guru is getting children hooked on the joys of growing fruit and vegetables


Tom Moggach and his hens in his city garden in London’s Camden. Photo by Dominick Tyler.

Once you get hooked into gardening you have the means of releasing yourself from the pressures of modern life.

By Anna Pavord
The Independent
28 April 2012

Excerpt:

Further down the road from the community garden is Rhyl Primary School, where Moggach helped turn a corner of the car park into a school garden. Three raised beds were made in the sunniest corner and the school eco-club built a polythene-covered greenhouse against the yard wall. Wednesday is gardening day and every child in the school spends time in the garden with Moggach and his colleague Anna Locke. For the really keen gardeners, there’s also an after-school gardening club. All this, as he points out, depends on the school’s head, who is passionate about giving the 400 children in the school the experience of growing their own food.

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MLS-listed house selling with ‘Urban Farmer’ pitch

Seattle, Washington – $225,000

Excerpt from the listing:

The perfect little cottage for the urban farmer-all the housework complete, just waiting for you to till the soil and put down your roots! Home has completely remodeled w/ updated systems, open floor plan, and an ethos around sustainable building choices. Custom 5-piece bath with a tub you’ll love at the end of a long day.

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