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Urban Agriculture in Leeds, UK

Part 7 of Helen Eva Babbs’ series for Kitchen Garden about urban agriculture

By Helen Eva Babbs
Kitchen Garden
July 28, 2012

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Also on the outskirts of the city, Bardon Grange was once a manor house and is now a university hall of residence. Here another vegetable garden sits inside old walls. Students often have a bad reputation when it comes to food, but the University of Leeds’ community growing project here proves that some can get very excited about salad.

“There was lots of interest from students but it was clear that they wanted training and support, not just to be let loose with some land” explains Lizzie Fellows, project coordinator. “We run a few formal workshops a year, plus weekly informal gardening sessions, and we have a paid grower who works two days a week.”

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July 31, 2012   1 Comment

Edible Landscaping and Vegetable Gardens ideas from the 2012 Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Show Garden #5 – The Let’s Move White House Kitchen Garden

By John Collier
Growing-Your-Greens

John from Growing-Your-Greens goes on a field trip to the 2012 Chicago Flower and Garden Show. In this episode, you will see some of John’s favorite display gardens that have to do with edible landscaping and vegetable gardening at home.

More from Growing-Your-Greens here.

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Seattle Sustainable Urban Farming Startup Keeps it ‘Hyperlocal’, Growing Food on Rooftops

Competing against 101 other teams, UrbanHarvest won the $25,000 grand prize and $2,000 for the Best Clean-Tech Idea

By Missy Smith
Seedstock
July 30, 2012

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Among the businesses and institutions UrbanHarvest is in ongoing discussions with are Microsoft and the University of Washington. “We do not have signed deals in place yet,” he says. “But hopefully those will come soon.” A partnership with Microsoft would mean that the corporation would no longer have to receive its produce from a supplier in California, which is 12-hour drive away from its headquarters. Instead, the computer software company would source its food directly from its rooftop.

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July 31, 2012   1 Comment