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More than 1,000 enjoy the great outdoors at ‘biggest and best’ Goodmayes Allotment Garden Festival, London

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Morris Dancing at the Festival in Dagenham, Greater London.

Traditional countryside crafts including hedge laying, wood turning and corn grinding were on show

Lizzie Dearden
Ilford Recorder
September 2, 2013

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More than 1,000 people soaked up the sunshine at the “biggest and best ever” Allotment Garden Festival in Goodmayes on Sunday.

The seventh annual event, run by the Seven Kings and Goodmayes Allotment Society, aimed to introduce Redbridge residents to the outdoor delights lurking even in the most urban areas.

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September 10, 2013   Comments Off on More than 1,000 enjoy the great outdoors at ‘biggest and best’ Goodmayes Allotment Garden Festival, London

Labor Day Special: Just Harvest: urban farming in a climate crisis

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Free Speech Radio News: ‘Three Part Harmony Farm’ in Washington, DC

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On Capitol Hill, elected officials have long supported big agricultural and industrial-scale farming that requires massive inputs of chemicals and fossil fuels. But can this system continue to feed the population of a warming planet?

Just a few miles up the road from where lawmakers set far-reaching policy, some DC residents are organizing to create something different.

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September 10, 2013   Comments Off on Labor Day Special: Just Harvest: urban farming in a climate crisis