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Footpath garden in Bondi, Australia must go, says Waverley Council


Nicolette Boaz with her footpath garden. Photo by John Allpeyard.

“I’m happy to take it out, but you have to give me a reason, otherwise I’m not removing it and I’ll fight for it.”

By Shae Mcdonald
Wentworth-Courier
3 Nov, 2012

A community garden in Bondi will be no more after Waverley Council ordered the owner to remove it.

Nicolette Boaz planted the garden on her adjoining neighbour’s side nature strip on Simpson St five years ago, after she said it wasn’t being used and resembled a “sandy wasteland”.

After replenishing the soil, she planted herbs, fruit and vegetables for herself and her neighbours.

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Design Center to Partner with City of Fayetteville Arkansas, Local NGOs to Create Urban Agricultural Scenario Plan


Students and staff of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center tour farms and gardens around the Fayetteville area.

$15,000 award to create Fayetteville 2030: Food City Scenario Plan.

Press Release
University of Arkansas
Oct 23, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – An interdisciplinary team at the University of Arkansas will work with the City of Fayetteville and local non-governmental organizations to create Fayetteville 2030: Food City Scenario Plan. This urban agricultural plan will be designed for a city that is expected to double in population over the next 20 years.

The plan is based on a funding proposal developed by the University of Arkansas Community Design Center, an outreach center of the Fay Jones School of Architecture. The design center recently received $15,000 in seed money from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to begin the project.

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Request for help from urban farmers in New York


Destroyed community garden on Coney Island.

“Hurricane Sandy has hit some of our vulnerable farming friends within the City limits.”

By Derek Denckla
Co-Chair, Slow Money NYC
Nov 1, 2012

1. Added Value’s Red Hook Community Farm Needs Help! Hurricane Sandy submerged the community farm in several feet of sea water when it came ashore on October 29th, 2012. Harvest ruined. Possible soil contamination. Topsoil an beehives lost. Office flooded.

Added Value’s Red Hook Farm grows more than just food. It catalyzes a Food Justice ecosystem in our community through youth empowerment programs. And now, Added Value needs your help now more than ever. Here’s how you can help:
–Donate. A gift of any amount is welcome, via PayPal or Credit Card.
–Volunteer. Follow updates on AV’s Facebook and contact Added Value for more ways to help.

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