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Farming in the city interviews with Hannah Kullberg of Better Bean and Tim Donovan of Project Grow

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Go to minute 34:26 in the above video for urban farming segment.

Interview about urban farming in the Pacific Northwest

By Bruce Broussard
Oregon Voters Digest
The program that brings forward the social and political issues that are important to people living here in the Pacific Northwest.

Excerpt about North Portland Farm:

The North Portland Farm of Project Grow is a .75 acre (1.5 acres beginning Summer ’11) urban farm. The North Portland Farm runs a bike-delivered CSA, raises chickens and ducks for eggs, goats for fiber, vegetable starts for sale and for the farm, provides community garden space for rent, hosts workshops, and participates actively in the small/urban farm community in the area.

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July 30, 2012   Comments Off on Farming in the city interviews with Hannah Kullberg of Better Bean and Tim Donovan of Project Grow

Church, social service foster urban farming in Des Moines, Iowa

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See video of the gardens on KCCI here.

Program helps refugees become more self-sufficient through selling extra produce.

By Lisa Lavia Ryan
Des Moines Register
July 26, 2012

Excerpt:

A university grant and a lot of sweat equity on the part of Lutheran Services in Iowa and Des Moines’ Plymouth Congregational Church have helped more than 100 refugee families feel more at home by cultivating garden plots to call their own.

For some, the gardens are an important income supplement that enables them to sell the food they grow and harvest.

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July 30, 2012   Comments Off on Church, social service foster urban farming in Des Moines, Iowa