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Vancouver’s 150 page draft ‘Food Strategy’ goes before city council

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Vancouver’s Draft Food Strategy: Blueprint for an edible city – 71 recommended actions

By Randy Shore
Vancouver Sun
Jan. 26, 2013

Excerpt:

VANCOUVER — The city’s new food strategy depicts a high-density urban environment lush with edible landscaping, community vegetable gardens, green walls, rooftop greenhouses, farmers markets and thousands of green jobs based in a burgeoning local food economy.

City council intends the Vancouver of the near future to be a model system of just and sustainable locally-grown food, a city as pretty as it is delicious.

“People will be able to see the fruit of this plan everywhere, when they walk down the street, in schoolyards and community centres, you’ll see it on empty lots and on vertical walls, farms that pick up and move from location to location,” said Coun. Heather Deal. “Food will be grown everywhere.”

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January 27, 2013   1 Comment

Peter Kearney shows us how to grow mangos


“I stand in front of one of our mango trees which has at least 300 beautiful Bowen mangoes on it. This year has been a great season for mangoes in our sub tropical climate of Brisbane.”

Cityfood Growers is located in Samford, Queensland, Australia

Cityfood Growers Blog post
Jan 4, 2013

Excerpt:

You can extend the cropping season of your mango trees by choosing early, mid and late cropping varieties (cultivars). In addition, you can also choose cultivars that are more dwarf in size as the mango trees can grow quite large, up to 15m high) if not pruned. In our Gardener subscriber site, you can find a large number of mango cultivars grouped into cropping, dwarf and heritage and sorted based on your local climate profile. The cultivar we grow at our place in Brisbane is Kensington Pride which is a very common Bowen mango variety for Australia.

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January 27, 2013   Comments Off