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‘Crops in Pots’ – Karachi, Pakistan

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Photo of Zahra Ali Husain.

To spread urban farming in Pakistan

By Farhan Anwar
The Express Tribune, Pakistan
October 7, 2013

Excerpt:

One such initiative has been undertaken in Karachi by the husband and wife team of Yasir Husain and Zahra Ali. They have called it ‘Crops in Pots’, which Zahra Ali started as a blog in 2008. It has grown into a community of 1,500 members who exchange inspiration, ideas and knowledge about organic urban farming. The basic idea is to connect urban organic gardeners and farmers with the general public and to start a conversation about the importance of heirloom seeds and organic farming in cities and also create green spaces from where people can get free food and fight food insecurity.

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Law Review 2014 Symposium, ‘Going to Seed: Urban Agriculture in Distressed Cities’

warkids1940’s. School children holding one of the large heads of cabbage raised in the War garden of Public School 88, Borough of Queens, New York City.

To assess the role urban agriculture plays in the economic recovery of economically distressed cities

The Law Review of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law invites proposals for its 2014 Symposium, “Going to Seed: Urban Agriculture in Distressed Cities,” scheduled for Friday, March 7, 2014. This symposium will bring together both national scholars and local leaders to assess the role urban agriculture plays in the economic recovery of economically distressed cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. Symposium organizers invite proposals for presentations and panels for the event.

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Rent the Chicken – Serving Armstrong, Allegheny, Butler, Indiana, and surrounding counties in Western PA

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Raise your own farm fresh eggs with our Chicken and Coop rentals.

By Homestead Phil & Jenn

Excerpt from their website:

Chicken and Coop Rentals:
Thought of Raising Backyard Chickens? Every Spring, thousands of chickens are sold at local farm supply stores. Often these chickens die before they are ready to start laying eggs (16-30 weeks). Children quickly realize that chickens are not as fun as the Xbox and parents find out that chickens can not be house broken! The costs quickly start becoming more and more, then chickens are “sent to the farm”. Other people think about chickens but think they don’t have the space, worry about regulations, or just don’t know what they need. Do you build or buy a coop? Do you buy peeps?

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