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Shagara association sets up small farms and plants trees in Egypt’s urban sprawl

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35 million people in Egypt are concentrated in urban centers and 32 percent of the overall population resides in Cairo

By Rana Khalid
Egypt Independent
March 9, 2013

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Shagara hopes to combat poverty by teaching families how to establish small-scale house farms where they can plant different kinds of fruit trees and vegetables such as tomatoes, mint and parsley, in addition to endangered indigenous species like acacia, sycamore and fig trees.

“Because it is difficult to increase environmental awareness among people who can barely make a living, we insist on the economic benefits first and explain the health and ecological interests later on,” he says.

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Video about urban agriculture in Bolivia

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Video is in French but there are English subtitles. Go to YouTube by clicking on the YouTube icon in the right corner above. Then click on the ‘CC’ in the menu bar beneath the video and select ‘English’.

Agriculture Urbaine – ProDAs — Urban agriculture – Agricultura urbana

By Jordi Hubert, Benoît Allard, Gaëtan Allard
The Ekidina organization
January, 2013

Découvrez dans ce documentaire, filmé en Bolivie, les conséquences de l’extension urbaine sur l’environnement et l’alimentation et une des solutions pour y remédier : l’agriculture urbaine. Embarquez dans un voyage inédit et suivez les acteurs d’une agriculture hors du commun.

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Developer incorporates food gardens into Denver community

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The Urban Farm Company Of Colorado builds the gardens

By Bryant Mason
Stapleton Denver
March 4, 2013

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My business, The Urban Farm Company of Colorado, will be installing high-yield, organic, vegetable gardens at the new Stapleton Visitor Center as an example of how vegetable production can be sewn beautifully into new landscaping. Think ripe heirloom tomatoes hanging five feet above the ground on a trellis. Many of Stapleton’s homebuilders will also be displaying small, raised-bed gardens at their model homes (so watch out for them). Additionally, I will be teaching gardening classes and visiting the gardens throughout the season. Plus, I will always be available to answer questions and help homeowners launch their own gardens.

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