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Forward Thinking Museum exhibits Eric Tourneret’s urban beekeeping photos


In Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Michael Lueung keeps a hive of Chinese bees on the roof top of the Art galery and library ACO.

Eric Tourneret’s Megacity Honey – 21st Century Urban Beekeeping – 36 Photos

Eric Tourneret: A photojournalist for 25 years, his favorite work involves studies of subcultures and human interest stories.

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The big capitals of the world are showing an amazing enthusiasm for beekeeping. In London, mayor Boris Johnson has launched a campaign to make the capital “bee friendly”… Apiaries and community gardens have been set up, and – in time for the Olympic Games – the city can boast the creation of 2012 parks… In Berlin, the green city, apiaries have been installed since 2011. The city counts 750 beekeepers, and 2,500 hives.

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June 27, 2012   Comments Off on Forward Thinking Museum exhibits Eric Tourneret’s urban beekeeping photos

Carolyn Dimitri to Study the Economics of Urban Farming with $453,000 USDA Grant


At Snug Harbor Heritage Farms, Carolyn Dimitri and her students get a chance to visit a real farm and “get their hands dirty” planting, composting, and transplanting vegetables. “It makes our theoretical discussions in the classroom very concrete,” Dimitri says.

The State Of Urban Farming In The United States: Enhancing The Viability Of Small And Medium-Sized Commercial Urban Farms.

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News from the NYU Steinhardt Community
Apr 23, 2012

A recently awarded $453,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will allow the associate professor and researchers at Penn State to study urban agriculture in fifteen cities. The project is titled, The State Of Urban Farming In The United States: Enhancing The Viability Of Small And Medium-Sized Commercial Urban Farms.

Urban farms are not easy to characterize because in many cities farms are located on roofs, vacant lots, or in greenhouses. The researchers will be analyzing data from the agricultural census, a survey of farmers, and information gathered from interviews to evaluate the technical assistance needs of urban farms.

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