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West Hollywood rental advertises as ‘Urban Farm’


“Use the plein air easel or ask about a private art instruction.”

“The animals are very sensitive to voices so this setting is only appropriate for people who enjoy hearing critters”

Airbnb
N Curson Ave, Los Angeles

Excerpts:

The studio has a view to the barn yard where bougenvilla covered arbors shade chickens, rabbits, goats, pig, etc.. There are art supplies for guest use and resident artists offer classes. It is a short, lovely walk to the city’s best urban hip/haute shopping, eateries and entertainment.

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Mushroom Man – Paul Stamets

Mushroom Man | Leslie Iwerks from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

Short video introducing his work

Paul Stamets believes we have entered into the 6th major extinction on our planet. He presents mushrooms as a solution to this problem, including cleaning polluted soil, creating new insecticides, treating smallpox and maybe even the flu.

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New urban farm crops up in Baltimore


Ted Rouse talks about urban agriculture in Balltimore. Click here for video.

Private company and faith-based nonprofit aim to foster growth on 1.5 acres in neighborhood

By Jonathan Pitts
The Baltimore Sun
November 30, 2012

Excerpt:

The empty lot in West Baltimore is usually a desolate spot, the sort of place people visit to leave an old mattress in the bushes or sneak a drink at night.

But this week, chain saws buzzed, trucks rumbled and residents shoveled compost at North Fulton and Lorman streets in Sandtown-Winchester as workers set up a 3,300-square-foot organic greenhouse, breaking ground on one of the city’s biggest entries in the fast-growing national movement known as urban farming.

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