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Innovations and Trends in Sustainable Urban Agriculture (Nationally and Internationally)

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Poster “Get Your Farm In The Fight!” 1942. Credit: National Archives Photo no. 514376 44-PA-871.

Call for Abstracts/Papers for Special Issue of ‘Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems’

Special Issue Editors:
Carolyn Dimitri (New York University, carolyn.dimitri@nyu.edu),
Andy Pressman (National Center for Appropriate Technology-ATTRA project, andy@ncat.org)
Lydia Oberholtzer (Penn State, lso3@psu.edu)

Interest in urban food is growing, not only on the part of consumers, but also on the part of federal and local policymakers. While policymakers typically focus on the food access aspect of urban farming, growth in urban and suburban agriculture can provide new opportunities for small and medium-sized farmers. Worldwide, according to the United Nations Development Programme, an estimated 15 to 20 percent of food is raised in urban settings. Urban agriculture is best known for its widespread adoption in developing country where often many urban residents rely on urban farms as a key source of food. Recently, however, attention has turned to urban agriculture in the United States, and other developed countries, where it has been offered as a solution to increase the food security of low-income households in cities.

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January 21, 2013   Comments Off

The Community Garden – Seven Kind Kids series

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Trina stopped walking and turned to look at this spot.
“You know, this could be a wonderful community garden. I like it a lot.”

By Barry Thomas Becht and Binah Godisall
2013

My loving Partner, Binah Godisall crafts the stories and I add any ideas and all the illustrations to our world based in Peace Valley to explore the Seven Kind Kids Team adventures.

Recently, I have been co-authoring and illustrating a collection of books based on characters I created to share the ideas of conscious creation to people aged 5 to 105. Each book is a 26 page children’s picture book.

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January 21, 2013   Comments Off

Freightliners City Farm in London receives £130,000 grant

freightlClick on image to see larger file. Freightliners Farm was founded on wasteland behind Kings Cross station in London in 1973. Freightliners is the only city farm in the UK which has a non-slaughtering policy.

The Farm is situated in the London Borough of Islington, the tenth poorest borough of London

By Jon Dean
Islington Gazette
January 20, 2013

Freightliners City Farm, in Sheringham Road, Holloway, has scooped more than £130,000 from Local Food supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

It will use it for its Islington Combined Harvest project to try to produce high quality local produce for people in the area.

The café will host tastings and children will be invited to learn about food production and agriculture.

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January 21, 2013   Comments Off