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Container Concept Design for City Farmer Society in Vancouver, BC

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“Every year there are at least 1.4 million shipping containers sent back to Asia to be recycled.”

Designed by Keith Dewey for City Farmer Society
Owner, Designer of Zigloo.ca
Victoria, BC. June, 2013

Excerpt from Zigloo:

Zigloo.ca is a design house that is leading the way in custom design with a difference. The difference is finding sustainable solutions to building technologies, especially in the use of shipping containers as architectural building blocks. The benefits of which are lowering our carbon footprint, saving our forests and doing it affordably.

Zigloo domestique is a prototype concept that has led to a number of CargoSpace Living projects throughout North America. Keith Dewey (owner of Zigloo.ca) created zigloo domestique as a show home to entice people to think differently about the way we live and to demonstrate that living sustainably doesn’t mean “living without”.

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October 8, 2013   Comments Off on Container Concept Design for City Farmer Society in Vancouver, BC

More women finding passion as small-scale farmers

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DeNae Friedheim of Lansing on a 1 acre parcel of land that she rents on a farm in Bath, Michigan. Photo: Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press.

Experts say women are gravitating to small-scale farming that is very consumer-based, and doesn’t require barns or silos because the food is going right from farm to farmers market.

By Patricia Montemurri
Detroit Free Press
September 29, 2013

Excerpt:

Marilyn Barber, 57, of Detroit was laid off from a university employment service job and now farms and teaches small-scale farming to others at Earthworks farm on the site of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen on the city’s east side. This, from a woman whose own mother called to remind her to water the backyard garden that mom traveled from Columbus, Ohio, to plant.

“The passion hadn’t hit me,” joked Barber, while recently tending Earthworks’ Thursday farm stand. “Now, I call my mom and say, ‘Guess what we grew today.'”

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October 8, 2013   Comments Off on More women finding passion as small-scale farmers