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Garden book by Ireland’s former Minister for Food and Horticulture


All royalties from sales of the book go to the charity S.E.E.D. (School Earth Education Developments)

Trevor’s Kitchen Garden: A Week-by-Week Guide to Growing Your Own Food
By Trevor Sargent
(Trevor visited the City Farmer Garden a few years ago. See here.)

Named after his popular blog Trevor’s Kitchen Garden, Trevor Sargent’s debut book on growing your own food is for those who want to grow their food in a small space and in an Irish climate, and who aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty.

Trevor’s Kitchen Garden:

– Is structured on a week-by-week basis, with information on planting, maintaining and harvesting for every week of the year, based on the author’s experiences in his own garden.

– Contains other practical information on compost heaps, sheds and garden design.

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January 24, 2013   Comments Off

Urban agriculture uses to remain by-right in neighborhood commercial corridors in Philadelphia


While the amendment is likely to please urban agriculture advocates, it may not go far enough for some.

By Jared Brey
Plan Philly
Jan 22, 2013


It appears that community gardens and farms will continue to be permitted by right in neighborhood commercial corridors, as the new zoning code intended.

Councilman Brian O’Neill, who introduced a bill last fall which would have restricted community gardens and dozens of other uses in CMX-2 and CMX-2.5 zoning districts, agreed on Wednesday to remove the Special Exception requirement for urban agriculture uses from the bill, according to an internal email obtained by PlanPhilly. O’Neill wrote:

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