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WYPR Radio covers Baltimore’s burgeoning urban farm movement


Oak Hill Honey farm in Baltimore.

Urban Farming radio show

Guests:
Ted Rouse, chairman of Big City Farms;
Beth Strommen, planner and environmental scientist, Baltimore City Office of Sustainability;
Anne Palmer, Eating for the Future program director, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

What if Baltimore’s vacant lots were transformed into half-acre farms, producing greens, onions, herbs, berries, honey and other fresh produce for residents and for the city’s restaurants and markets? Urban farms are becoming increasingly popular in Baltimore and other cities.

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July 14, 2012   Comments Off on WYPR Radio covers Baltimore’s burgeoning urban farm movement

The Noble Experiment at Hayes Valley Farm About To End


Hayes Valley Farm. Photo by Kelsey Roeder.

By Philip Ferrato
SF Curbed
July 12, 2012

Excerpt:

The ad hoc but much-loved Hayes Valley Farm has until the end of February, 2013 to vacate Parcel P, a freeway ramp in a former life and now the site of a planned housing complex by Avalon Bay. Hayeswire has an update and although the farmers can still occupy the adjoining Parcel Q (slated for affordable housing in the future) they’re probably not going to operate the farm next to a construction site.

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