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A glimpse of Toronto’s ‘City Seed Farm’

Bicycle powered urban farming based in High Park and Juction Triangle neighbourhoods of Toronto, Canada.

A film by Sasha Thomas

For some the concept of “urban farming” is a contradiction in terms. But not for Erica Lemieux. The founder of Toronto’s City Seed Farms shows us that growing food in the city is the way of the future.

I connected with founder Erica Lemieux and she generously invited us to film on one of her farms. It was an enjoyable challenge:

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Promoting Food Security in Gaza through Urban Gardens

Saniora Al Dirawi, is a Gazan woman who helps support her household of nine family members with the food she produces in her urban garden. After her husband was no longer able to work, she applied to the program and learned new techniques, such as proper spacing, composting, cultivation of better varieties of vegetables and the use of a drip irrigation system. “This home garden is the backbone of my ability to provide my children with fresh food,” she states proudly.

The home egg production kits consist of egg-laying chickens, cages and fodder

By AlertNet Contributor
January 21, 2013


Global Communities is supporting households in Gaza by helping them to plant urban gardens to improve their food security. This initiative is being conducted under the Palestinian Community Assistance Program (PCAP) in partnership with Mercy Corps and USAID. The overall goal of PCAP is to support economic recovery and development in Gaza through the creation of income generation and business development opportunities. The agricultural component aims to help vulnerable households by providing urban garden and small livestock kits along with technical training and support to help these families become more food self-sufficient.

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