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First Lady’s White House Kitchen Garden Is Fully Restored

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Jefferson quote, with Fish peppers. Photo by Eddie Gehman Kohan.

And as for the fox who made his own headlines during the shutdown? There’s still no word on his whereabouts.

By Eddie Gehman Kohan
Obama Foodorama
Oct 28, 2013

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Less than two weeks after the government reopened following the shutdown, Mrs. Obama’s world-famous plot, the symbol of her Let’s Move! campaign, has now recovered after a period of headline-making chaos in the crop rows.

The 1,500 square-foot garden now looks very different than during the shutdown, which lasted more than two weeks between Oct. 1-16.

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Feeding Future Megacities With Floating Hydroponic Farms

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SeaLeaf is a modular hydroponic unit that can grow vegetables while floating like a buoy. Four former students at the Royal College of Art and the Imperial College, London, designed the new system of growing produce with this challenge in mind. Instead of relying on fields, it uses oceans.

A team of engineers has designed a hydroponic module that could shift urban farming from the rooftop to the sea.

By Sydney Brownstone
Fastcoexist
Oct 24, 2013

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Students at the Royal College of Art and the Imperial College, London, Roshan Sirohia, Jason Cheah, Sebastiaan Wolzak, and Idrees Rasouli, have created SeaLeaf, a modular hydroponic unit that can grow vegetables while floating like a buoy. The team has demonstrated in at least one test that it can grow seven to eight yields of bok choy a year, while conventional farming only produces two or three. Because 18 of today’s megacities currently sit on coastlines, the team envisions a network of climate-resilient SeaLeaf farms that can feed millions of people. In theory, the farms would only be as far as a kilometer from the nearest pier.

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Photographs from Detroit: Survival, renewal and urban farming

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Photo by Erica Yoon.

“I like to believe that we [are] holding this place together,” says Kadiri Sennefer, Detroit resident and a farm manager at D-Town Farm.

Denver Post
Oct 24, 2013

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Erica Yoon visited Detroit in October 2012 to investigate urban gardening initiatives for a project as a graduate student in photojournalism at Ohio University. The idea of urban farms popping up amid the chaos in Detroit seemed to be a great way to visualize how people were attempting to weather the economic storm there. She spent ten days meeting people, photographing and trying to parse what she’d read about Detroit from what she was hearing from people on the ground.

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