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President Obama’s New Puppy, ‘Sunny’, Romps in the First Lady’s Kitchen Garden

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“There have been a couple accidents,” President Obama admitted to CNN, saying Sunny has relieved herself on the floor of the historic mansion.

Photos/Story by Eddie Gehman Kohan
Obama Foodorama
Sept 25, 2013

Excerpt:

Washington, DC – A little more than a month after arriving at the White House to become the newest Obama, Sunny, the First Family’s Portuguese Water Dog puppy, is fully at home. Early on Tuesday morning I was photographing First Lady Michelle Obama’s Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn when the very energetic 15-month-old took a solo romp through the laden crop rows. (Above, Sunny dashed around the garden beds before leaping in)

Sunny’s master and mistress were in New York City rubbing elbows with world leaders at the United Nations as the pup, clad in a red and white striped collar, enjoyed an off-leash dawn run. Youthful hijinks were on full display: Sunny had gotten away from the aide assigned to walking duty, who was nowhere to be seen.

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The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative looking for $15,000


See Michigan Urban Farming project above in this Fox 2 News Headline.

Gardens For Good contest by Nature’s Path

Excerpt from Michigan Urban Farming blog:

As many documentaries, news reports, and personal experience shows, there are few big name grocery stores in Detroit. Recently, Whole Foods Markets opened in Detroit and has become a wonderful partner for MUFI; however, there is still a need for greater community access to fresh produce at very affordable prices. MUFI works to make this possible not only through a community garden, but volunteers can also learn how to do the same work at their own homes, bringing fresh produce to their backyard,

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Chicago Botanic Garden has the largest soil-based rooftop farm in the Midwest – 20,000 square feet

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Stacey Kimmons and Audra Lewicki harvest lettuce at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s 20,000-square-foot vegetable garden atop McCormick Place West in Chicago. Courtesy of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

The plan is to expand the farm to other sections of the McCormick Center roof for a total of 3 acres of cultivation

By Eliza Barclay
NPR
September 25

Excerpt:

Late this summer, Chicago turned a green roof into its first major rooftop farm. At 20,000 square feet, it’s the largest soil-based rooftop farm in the Midwest, according to the Chicago Botanic Garden, which maintains the farm through its Windy City Harvest program.

“We took a space that was already a productive green roof, and we said, ‘Why not take that one step further and grow vegetables on it?’ ” says Angie Mason, director of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture programs. That required adding lots of soil amendment, or nutrients, to the rocky medium already up there.

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The Development of a School Farm Program in Seoul, Korea

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By Jin, Jang · Choong-Hyeon, Oh
Dongguk University Ecosystem Service Institute

Excerpt:

The city of Seoul has been promoting School gardening – cooperating with both Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education(since 2012) and the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation(since 2013)

This effort was carried out based on a plan to support and develop the Urban Agriculture Act (The Duty of State and Local Government) and The Seoul Plan for Agriculture and School Gardening.

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