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Agropolis – a transitional urban agriculture project in Christchurch’s city centre – New Zealand

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Agropolis site in the city centre. Photo by Tanya Michils.

Eventually Agropolis hopes to provide a ‘garden to plate’ experience via a mobile kitchen.

By Andreas Wesener
Lecturer in Urban Design
School of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University, New Zealand
17/10/2013

Excerpt:

Agropolis is a new transitional urban farm in Christchurch’s central city situated on a vacant earthquake site not far from the popular C1 café. Founded this year, a number of dedicated volunteers (including the author) have so far invested their precious spare time to create a wonderful new transitional and productive open space for everyone interested in growing and eating locally produced food. The official launch of the project will take place on Friday 25 October, 4 – 6 pm as part of the Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) on Labour Weekend.

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October 24, 2013   Comments Off on Agropolis – a transitional urban agriculture project in Christchurch’s city centre – New Zealand

Green Zones Coming to Flint, Michigan

abflintAbandoned places in Flint.

Flint is about to address the issue of urban livestock, as in “should we, or shouldn’t we?”

By Mark Whittington
Urban Farm Hub
Oct 17, 2013

Excerpt:

Flint, Michigan is committing to urban farming zones, having designated several ‘Urban Green Zones’ within a mile of the city center. The largest, on the east side of Flint, encompasses some 30 blocks with another major green zone on the north side of town, as well as smaller ones throughout the city.

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