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Making urban agriculture inclusive in Kenya

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Sifa has a talent for urban market gardening. © Shujaaz.FM

To raise awareness about the importance of including people with disabilities and develop strategies to include them in urban agricultural activities, a pilot project in Thika, Kenya was implemented.

By The New Agrologist
Sept 2013

Excerpt:

With the help of two agronomists from Real Impact – a Kenyan NGO that works to increase food security through community-based nutrition gardens – demonstration gardens were established in two schools that catered for children with disabilities. The aim was to enable students and other people in their communities with disabilities to learn about innovative urban agriculture techniques. Sack gardening and vermiculture were chosen because they require little space, are inexpensive and could provide people with meaningful employment. Both methods are also easily accessible for wheelchair users.

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First ‘urban farm’ to break ground soon in Newburyport, Massachusetts

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David Hall at a property off Cottage Court in Newburyport. Photo by Jim Vaiknoras.

Designers will leave enough green space to permit residents to develop outdoor gardens and to take advantage of a winter greenhouse.

By Dyke Hendrickson
Eagle Tribune
Aug 24, 2013

A residential townhouse development stressing solar power, water recycling, composting and urban farming is being planned on an abandoned five-acre site off Route 1, the first of its kind in Newburyport.

Developing the property is Hall and Moskow, the firm that produced The Tannery on Water Street.

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