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Urban Agriculturalists win Canadian World Youth Alumni Award


Tim Murphy and Noemie Desbiens-Riendeau run the urban agriculture program at Santropol roulant. See the CTV video here.

For 17 years, Montreal’s Santropol Roulant has been delivering hot meals to those in need

By Kevin Gallagher
CTV Montreal
Nov. 25, 2012

Excerpt:

On the rooftop of a building at the corner of Coloniale Ave. and Roy St. in Plateau Mont-Royal, Tim Murphy points to an expansive garden.

“This is part of that original vision we had, which was having a garden right up on our own roof,” said Murphy.

Murphy, the director of urban agriculture, and community coordinator Noemie Desbiens-Riendeau run the urban agriculture program at Santropol roulant.

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November 26, 2012   1 Comment

Florida’s Oakland Park culinary district could grow its own food

“There’s a lot of objection to chickens, but fish are not known for making a lot of noise.”

By Larry Barszewski
Sun Sentinel
November 24, 2012

Excerpt:

A green trifecta of urban farming projects could help the city’s emerging culinary arts district grow some of its own food.

An urban farm, community garden and green market in the district, which runs along the Dixie Highway corridor from Oakland Park Boulevard north to Jaco Pastorius Park, could be in place within a year if approved by commissioners.

“I grew up on a farm. I think this is a great idea,” Commissioner Suzanne Boisvenue said. “It’s a no-brainer. We need to do this.”

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November 26, 2012   Comments Off