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Bike-a-Bee Beekeeper Expands Urban Farming Project

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Jana Kinsman transports her beekeeping equipment on Bullitt cargo bikes. Photo by Jana Kinsman.

Chicago beekeeper wants to provide the community with a visual example of bees, because so many people grow up being afraid of them.

By Janet Rausa Fuller
DNAinfo
April 25, 2013

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Last year was rough for Jana Kinsman’s bees.

Kinsman, 27, set up 10 beehives in community gardens and other spaces across the city last summer, the first step in her fledgling urban farming project dubbed Bike a Bee.

She traveled to the hives by bicycle. Residents welcomed their new neighbors.

That was the easy part.

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‘Urban Agriculture Policy Making’ amongst courses offered at Ryerson University

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Five courses are being offered online through Ryerson University’s Food Security Certificate

The courses start on May 4th, 2013

Two of those courses are particularly relevant for anyone interested in urban issues: Urban Food Security, and Urban Agriculture Policy Making. Instructors include leading experts in these topics, among them the coordinator of the Toronto Food Policy Council, the director of the Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security, and the manager of the Vancouver Food Strategy.

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Dublin Urban Farm

At the former Chocolate factory in Dublin city

By gabig58
ulcommunityroofgarden
April 28, 2013

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Started last year as a FundIt project, the Dublin Urban Farm occupies 400sqm’s of rooftop space at the former Chocolate factory in Dublin city centre. Its objective: researching and demonstrating intensive urban growing techniques. According to the project description on FundIt, the urban farm “will host events & community groups and provide hands-on workshops that teach responsible food production, carpentry, energy-saving systems, ecological cycles, and community self-sufficiency observing organic & pesticide free practices”.

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