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London Hop Farms Brew Crowdsourced Beer Across The City

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Meantime Brewing planted hundreds of plants, which will be used to engage the urban population in the making process.

By Emma Hutchings
PSFK
October 2, 2013

Excerpt:

London craft brewer Meantime Brewing planted hundreds of hop plants around the city, in sites ranging from royal parks to the rooftops of local pubs. The hops are now being harvested to make the city’s first “crowdsourced beer” that will represent the true flavor of London and hopefully engage people with the art of British brewing.

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The Aqualibrium Garden – ‘The Future of Food’

Imagine a closed-loop ecosystem that can fit anywhere… offering the freedom to grow food year round.

From their Kickstarter site:

Inspired by the designs of futurist Jacque Fresco, the Aqualibrium Garden is modular, sturdy and very stylish. You will have the option of leaving the lower chamber fish tank open (as shown in the above drawing)… or closed by using the four removable clear doors included with each garden. This is a great option for homes with pets and small children.

Although our prototype (as featured in our Kickstarter video) is white, the Aqualibrium production model will be manufactured using clear, UV protected, scratch resistant plastic and will be shipped fully assembled… ready to fill with water, fish, grow medium and plants… perfect for either aquaponics or hydroponics growing.

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White Spaces in Black and Latino Places: Urban Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

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Urban farmers at OC Haley Gardens.

White Spaces, Ethnic Places: A Gap in Urban Agriculture Research

By Brandon Hoover, Ursinus College
Journal of Agriculture and Food Systems and Community Development
pp. 109–115
Published online August 26, 2013

Abstract

In recent years urban agriculture has gained the attention of policy-makers, social organizers, and academics alike. This new wave of work and attention focuses on projects that ameliorate issues ranging from food insecurity to urban blight, and environmental degradation to the subversion of industrial food production. These projects consist of a variation of community gardens, educational programs, demonstration farms, and entrepreneurial production farms (I will identify all of these under the umbrella of urban agriculture (UA)).

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