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University of Windsor, Ontario community garden empowers people, feeds community

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Rita Haase, the founder of the Campus Community Garden Project. Photo: Alan Scofield.

The committee loved the idea, the university offered up the land for use and by February of 2010, volunteers were already starting to prepare for that spring’s planting.

By Alan Scofield

October 4, 2013
Rabble News
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“Feeding the community is very important, but even more important is empowering people and teaching them how to grow their own food,” said Rita Haase, the project’s founder and a sessional instructor in the university’s Women’s Studies department and Faculty of Education. “That’s what we do here.”

Launched in 2010, the garden sits on less than an acre of urban property on California Avenue, on the eastern edge of campus, where three vacant homes used to stand.

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Invisible Garden Green House North of Copenhagen

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The smaller two other domes serve as greenhouses for gardening and growing fruit and vegetable, so the owners can enjoy their own fresh produce almost all year long.

Trendir.com

The Invisible Garden House is an original structure that is designed to extend the summer in the northern temperate zone. Using sun as the only source of energy, this environmentally friendly concept is meant to be used for recreation or plant growing. The Invisible garden gives you the opportunity of being in your own bubble! Made of three bubble-like transparent polycarbonate domes, the pilot project was built in a private garden north of Copenhagen. The residents of the house get to spend more time in their garden and enjoy gardening and growing vegetables all year round.

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Toronto: Humber graduates teach Etobicoke high school students about vertical farming

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Skyline Farms’ co-founders Jake Harding and Gustavo Macias at the Thistletown Collegiate Institute Tower Garden farm.

Skyline Farms’ innovative vertical farming methods earned it a finalist spot in OCE’s 2013 Social Enterprise Student Competition and a winning spot in Humber’s Friendly Fire Pitch Competition.

Ontario Centres of Excellence
October 3, 2013

This fall, the students at Thistletown Collegiate Institute (TCI) are harvesting the first crop from their new on-site farm, providing a bounty of lettuce, chard, kale, zucchini, baby bok choy, cucumbers, tomatoes and a variety of herbs for students to cook and enjoy. Contrary to what you might expect, TCI’s farm occupies less than 200 square feet and is located in the heart of Etobicoke. It is also the first commercial vertical aeroponic tower garden farm in Canada, made possible by Humber College start-up Skyline Farms.

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