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GrowShare: Urban farming online marketplace named runner-up in global Google Places API Developer Challenge

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GrowShare is an online resource committed to helping citizens find jobs, clean up their community, decrease crime, and beautify their neighborhood.

By Juliana Reyes
Technically Philly
March 8, 2013

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GrowShare, an urban farming marketplace built by Temple University‘s Urban Apps and Maps Studio, was named a runner-up in the global Google Places API Developer Challenge.

The app, which has not officially launched yet, lets users find vacant lots for urban farms, track those in progress and exchange resources for these projects. The project was led by Temple professor Justin Shi, one of the heads of the Urban Apps and Maps Studio, which aims to train students to build civic-minded startups.

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Plymouth gardeners being encouraged to ‘Grow-Allot’ with a city college

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From left are Luke Attwood, Joel Wilson, Richard Leatherby, of Tool Shed, Zoe Jordan, Matt White and Kelvin Pashby. Left: the planting area.

A UK City college is working to turn disused land into an allotment-style community garden.

By Claire Jones
Plymouth Herald
March 7, 2013

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Grow-Allot is an initiative created by City College Plymouth to restore an area of disused ground at its Kings Road site.

With funding from the Big Lottery’s Local Food Programme, its aim is to create a relaxing, green space for students, staff and the local community.

Allotment project co-ordinator at the college Matt White said: “This project will give budding gardeners the opportunity to explore the wonderful variety of edible plants that can be grown here.

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