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Cookery School ‘Adopts a Plot’ – London, UK


We’ve adopted a plot in Regent’s Park. Photo by Cookery School.

The “Adopt a Plot” idea is this: local restaurants and food businesses like us make a financial contribution to the community garden space in return for a share of the produce.

From the Cookery School London website.
July 2012

Excerpt:

How happy is this little green space? And how happy are we to be involved with it? We’ve joined the ”Adopt a Plot” scheme, a joint partnership between Capital Growth and the Ethical Eats network. As part of the scheme, we’ve adopted a wonderful allotment garden plot in Regent’s Park.

Our slice of allotment heaven is in Regent’s Park, just a stone’s through away from Cookery School, which means some possible field trips with our students if we can manage it. The garden is definitely worth a visit.

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City kids build city farm: Half Pint right fit for Intervale/Vermont farmers


Spencer and Mara Welton run Half Pint Farm, a two-acre vegetable farm in the Intervale. They sell their produce at the Burlington Farmers Market; early in the season, they have greenhouse-grown starter plants. Photo by Sally Pollak.

“We wanted to prove that two people could have a small farm that would provide a lot of other people with food, and a livelihood for us.”

By Sally Pollak
Burlington Free Press
May 19, 2011

Excerpt:

The Weltons own and operate Half Pint Farm, a two-acre Intervale farm they started in 2003. Forty percent of their business is through the Burlington Farmers Market, Welton said. They have a CSA (community supported agriculture), and sell produce to area restaurants.

At the farmers market, the Weltons run a well-attended stand on a diagonal crosswalk in City Hall Park, near the fountain. These early weeks of the market, Half Pint sells plant and herb starts: peppers, eggplants, tomatoes and tomatillos. On a summer Saturday in the height of the season, some 300 to 500 customers visit their stand, Welton said.

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Perth City Farm – Australia

Perth City Farm showcases innovative urban farming.

Perth City Farm is an urban community garden, education and network centre that operates on permaculture principles. We promote healthy environments that are productive and diverse.

The East Perth City Farm was founded in 1994 as an initiative of the Planetary Action Network (PAN), the youth branch of Men of the Trees in Western Australia.

Before becoming an organic permaculture centre, the site was used as a scrap metal yard and a battery recycling plant. Perth City Farm has transformed the site in order to demonstrate how heavily degraded land can be rehabilitated.

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