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Alan Titchmarsh’s top tips for growing food in the city

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UK’s ‘I’m an Urban Farmer’ does the interview

From I’m an Urban Farmer
March 20, 2013

Excerpt:

In our first of two interviews with expert gardener Alan Titchmarsh we are treated to his recommendations on how to grow our own food in the City.

Having established a career as a gardener and a gardening journalist, Alan also become a media personality through presenting and appearing on programmes such as ’Gardener’s World’ and ‘Ground Force’.

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Urban Agriculture Summit 2013 – Videos Now Online

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Prof Lou Yongqi (Shanghai), Dr. Despommier (New York), Prof. Ranhagen (Stockholm), Dr. He Jie (Singapore) discuss urban agriculture.

20 videos from the Linköping, Sweden 2013 Urban Agriculture Summit now online

Conference was held Jan. 29-31, 2013

Urban Agriculture Summit 2013; the largest conference ever in the rapidly growing area of urban agriculture becoming internationally recognized as an important trend according to Wall Street Journal, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and many others.

As always when challenges are to be met, new marketplaces emerge. We have successfully assembled leading authorities and decisionmakers from China, India, Japan, the Middle East, Europe and the US; politicians, researchers, business people, innovators, entrepreneurs – from states, cities, universities, non-profit organisations, large corporations and the local community.

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Vancouver Compost Garden promotes City’s worm composting program

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Mike Levenston, City Farmer executive director, displays a worm bin he encourages condo dwellers to use to recycle food scraps. Photo by Sharon Slack.

Stratas face extra cost, odours with food scraps

By Chris Campbell
24 hours
March 20, 2013

A local composting advocate hopes strata residents will take a lead in the transition to recycling food scraps in multi-family buildings by 2015.

Under new City of Vancouver rules, stratas face penalties if they don’t have programs up and running by then, said Mike Levenston, executive director of City Farmer, which runs the region’s compost hotline and offers recycling workshops.

“All these organics have to be recycled and there are easy ways to do it,” he said. “We’re here to help people get organized.”

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