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From the Ground Up

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A Food Grower’s Education in Life, Love, and the Movement That’s Changing the Nation

Written by Jeanne Nolan
Foreword by Alice Waters
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Forthcoming: July 2013

When Jeanne Nolan, a teenager in search of a less materialistic, more authentic existence, left Chicago in 1987 to join a communal farm, she had no idea that her decades-long journey would lead her to the heart of a movement that is currently changing our nation’s relationship to food. Now a leader in the sustainable food movement, Nolan shares her story in From the Ground Up, helping us understand the benefits of organic gardening—for the environment, our health, our wallets, our families, and our communities. The great news, as Nolan shows us, is that it has never been easier to grow the vegetables we eat, whether on our rooftops, in our backyards, in our school yards, or on our fire escapes.

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May 8, 2013   Comments Off on From the Ground Up

Urban citizens get subsidy to grow vegetables in Hyderabad, India

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Terrace farm. Growing Jowar and Bajra crops on a terrace. Vegetables like pea pod, coriander, bitter-god, and green chillies grow there. Photo by srinitla.

In Hyderabad, it was found that households that produce vegetables saved 20 per cent of their total food expenditures by retaining part of the produce for household consumption.

By Sribaala Vadlapatla
Times of India
May 4, 2013

Excerpt:

Speaking to Times of India, horticulture department director K Devamuni Reddy said that the initiative as part of urban farming is met with good response since it was initiated two months back. “We give the citizens who are ready to grow a cluster of vegetables at their home a subsidy of Rs 360 and they have to spend another Rs 1200 from their pockets” he added.

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May 8, 2013   Comments Off on Urban citizens get subsidy to grow vegetables in Hyderabad, India