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Community Gardens Sprout in Israeli Desert Town


Noga zohar on community garden in beer sheva.

19 gardens are already established while an additional 4 groups are being formed

By Aya Tager
Green Profit
March 27th, 2013

Excerpt:

In September 2012, the Israeli desert city of Beersheva became the second municipality in Israel to staff the newly created post of community gardens coordinator. The multidisciplinary position was born through fruitful cooperation between two of the city’s municipality departments – environmental and welfare, following a strategic process aimed at reinforcing local community and environmental elements while encouraging activism amongst the city’s residents. This move marks a significant shift in policy as the municipality re-defined its role over the issue of community gardens around the city.

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An Urban Goat Farm: Abita Springs Farm

7 goats on their property in the Cully neighborhood of Portland

By Rebecca Gerendasy
Cooking Up a Story
Food.Farmer.Earth.
March 27, 2013

Excerpt:

Ed Arcement and his wife Nancy love cheese. Indeed, their mutual enthusiasm for this processed food is why, in 2005, they chose to attend a national goat show in Spokane, Washington. They found themselves suddenly bidding on a particular goat, and as Ed explains during the interview, the bidding kept going up, and Nancy kept matching it. Before they knew it, they had won the bid at (about) $1100. “Variety” their first goat, was theirs!

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Urban farm on Vancouver School Board property first of its kind in Canada

Growing food and selling it back into the neighbourhood as well as institutional cafeterias

By Emily Jackson
Metro News
March 26, 2013

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By next fall, Vancouver Technical Secondary School students will be able to eat fresh kale, arugula and turnips harvested from the school’s field.

The eastside high school is the first in the country to host a commercial urban farm on school board property, Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society director Ilana Labow said as she and a team of student volunteers broke ground on the garden on Tuesday. While her society has helped with school gardens before, this is the first larger scale farm.

It’s an idea so appetizing to other schools that Labow has already had calls from across North America asking how to replicate Fresh Roots’ agreement with the school board.

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