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WindowFarms – a new commercial product

Raised $257,307 on KickStarter

Excerpt:

“The new Windowfarms systems are made from environmentally friendly plastic and wire. The new design just snaps together, so you can get right to growing. They can either hang from two hooks above your window or stand on their metal base or your sill or floor. Over time, we will come out with many more versions but we love this one so much we are already calling it ‘the Classic.’ ”

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‘I’m Farming and I Grow It’ video gets over 7 million views.

This video released in June has received over 7 million hits.

Two parody music videos set to ‘Gangnam Style’ promote agriculture.

By The Peterson Farm Bros
“The Peterson Farm Bros consist of Greg, Nathan, and Kendal Peterson and we love agriculture! Our YouTube channel is full of videos about our family farm and what we do to help feed the world.”

Lyrics:

When I’m up at seven, the sunrise gives me a glimpse of heaven
I get right to work, a farmer’s life can be a little berserk yeah
This is how I roll, I feed the cattle till their stomachs are full
Treat em right, that’s my belief,
What’s for dinner? I say beef!

Gotta Feed Everybody
Gotta Feed Everybody
Gotta Feed Everybody
(Uh-Huh) I work out (side!)

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Director of Johannesburg City Parks, Bryne Maduka, urged residents to start their own food gardens in the city

Food gardens bring relief

Mail and Garden
03 DEC 2012

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Johannesburg City Parks has recently planted 7 000 fruit trees and rolled out 42 food gardens in schools and various public institutions.

City Parks has also developed plans in initiate a large-scale urban agriculture site in the far north of the City to encourage farming by small and micro-enterprises.

These programmes provide much-need nutrition to vulnerable learners and simultaneously foster high levels of environmental awareness in the respective benefiting communities.

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