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‘Edible Britain’ is the theme of Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom 2013

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‘Edible Britain’ will see community gardening groups create 2,000 edible gardens in public spaces around the country between 7 and 14 April

Royal Horticultural Society
11 January 2013

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Edible Gardens will appear in public spaces across the UK when RHS Britain in Bloom 2013 launches in April. Streets across the UK will be lined with herbs and vegetables for local people to harvest for years to come, thanks to the launch.

‘Edible Britain’ is the theme of Britain in Bloom 2013, which will see community gardening groups create 2,000 edible gardens in public spaces around the country between 7 and 14 April.

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January 12, 2013   1 Comment

Urban Farm Gotham Greens Gives Us Brooklyn Lettuce

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Gotham Greens’ climate-controlled greenhouse, on top of a warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Photograph by Will Halsey.

Gotham doesn’t sell its produce beyond a 15-mile range.

By Will Halsey
Bloomberg Businessweek
January 10, 2013

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Puri is part of a growing movement—the urban farmer. The 31-year-old co-founder and chief executive of Gotham Greens walks down the paths between his vegetables, which are neatly tucked into soil-less containers, as he describes the current varietals growing. His “farmland,” 15,000 square feet of rooftop greenhouse, yields roughly the same as a traditional 6-acre farm. Gotham grows 5 to 10 types of lettuce including red and green leaf, and baby butterhead lettuce, which it supplies to restaurants and high-end grocery stores in the New York metro area. “Since we have perfect weather year-round, we can always produce a consistent product,” he says. Oliver never had it that easy on Green Acres.

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January 12, 2013   Comments Off