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Muppets Elmo and Rosita Join Michelle Obama at White House Kitchen Garden

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Elmo and Rosita and Michelle. Photo by Eddie Gehman Kohan.

2013 Fall Kitchen Garden Harvest welcomes 24 children

By Eddie Gehman Kohan
Obama Foodorama
Oct 31, 2013

Excerpt:

The White House – First Lady Michelle Obama late on Wednesday afternoon welcomed 24 children invited from elementary schools in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia for a harvest party in her Kitchen Garden. Special guests of honor were Sesame Street’s Elmo and Rosita, who monitored the action from atop bales of hay placed behind a bed of broccoli.

Muppets in the garden are a first for the Mrs. Obama. The furry creatures are the newest members of the Let’s Move! family, thanks to a new produce marketing collaboration the First Lady announced before hitting the crop rows to work.

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Urban Stream: A Vancouver urban micro-farm that closes the food loop

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We compost organics so that fresh and sustainable food can be grown on-site. An organic farm in a mobile box!

By Nick Hermes, Wes Regan and Matthew Pattinson.
Urban Stream team
Nov, 2013

Excerpt from their crowd funding site:

Our first product is the urban micro-farm, which combines vermicomposting with hydroponics and mushroom growing in a re-purposed shipping container with a greenhouse roof.

We’re launching this campaign to fund the construction of our next urban micro-farm. Our prototype is running well and we have made a few design optimizations so that we can grow even more greens in our next unit but we don’t have the funds on hand to build it.

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