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Canada’s first large restaurant-urban farm sprouting in Windsor, Ontario


CBC News report above. Go to 16:02 minute after ad after ad to start Windsor farm report.

Delightful Farm will start as a greenhouse operation on the site

By Craig Pearson
The Windsor Star
Nov 6, 2012

Excerpt:

Niforos and Sofos intend to open the 300-seat Penalty Box and Delightful Farm in the spring. Delightful Farm will start as a greenhouse operation on the site, eventually producing 1,400 pounds of tomatoes a week, among other produce, in organic soil. The fresh fare will show up in Penalty Box dishes.

“The six months of the year we can get local produce is great, but it’s the other six months that’s the problem,” said Niforos, who started the Penalty Box 20 years ago. “So I decided to grow my own.”

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Farmers of the Urban Footpath – Ideas for urban food gardeners and local government

New gardens in public places in Australia

By Russ Grayson
Australian City Farms and Garden Network
Oct. 2012, 50 pages
(Must See. Mike.)

Excerpt:

I SUSPECT it’s been going on a long time, however my formal introduction came when a woman in Sydney’s southern suburbs showed me how she had colonised a part of her footpath and replaced the lawn with a rich and tasty blend of vegetable, herb and pawpaw.

That must have been around 25 years ago and it made me aware of the potential of the footpath as a place for the cultivation of food and other plants and as a place for civic engagement with public open space… what local government calls the ‘public domain’. At the time I didn’t think that the idea of gardening your footpath would be something that attracted people, but I was wrong.

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City of Sydney, Australia, has 15 community gardens


Download ‘Getting Started in Community Gardening’ here.

The City currently has 15 community gardens which are run by the community and used for growing herbs, flowers, vegetables and fruit and for conserving rare plants and seeds.

Latest community garden unveiled

A special community garden project on Phillip Street, Waterloo, was unveiled at a Sydney Green Villages workshop presented by ABC Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis on 10 March 2012.

The bright orange garden beds filled with plants and flowers, were built by a group of men and women who live in the public housing towers across the road, or in nearby refuges. The four planter boxes have been installed behind the Wateroo Salvation Army Community Centre.

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