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Sustainable Financing and Urban Agriculture

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Urban agriculture Magazine No. 26

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Oct 2013

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Sustainable financing can be viewed from two perspectives. According to the first, an adequate mix of public and private financing, and significant reliance on local finance options, for any activity is necessary to avoid dependency on external funding (often project related). The second perspective relates to the purpose of the investment, focusing here on value chains in the sanitation and (peri)urban agricultural (UPA) sectors.

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November 14, 2013   Comments Off on Sustainable Financing and Urban Agriculture

Australian school cultivates kitchen garden and publishes cookbook

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Author Alla Wolf-Tasker of ‘Grow Cook Eat’ with Daylesford Primary School students and principal Peter Burke in the school’s vege garden. Picture by David Geraghty Source ofThe Australian.

Ask Peter Burke, principal of Daylesford Primary School, to talk about the benefits of the school’s kitchen garden program and he’s stuck for words. There are so many, he says, he doesn’t know where to start.

By Necia Wilden
The Australian
November 09, 2013

Excerpt:

“In a garden there is nature, science, maths and vocabulary; in a kitchen it’s the same. It crosses over into so many areas of the curriculum,” Burke says.

“Social confidence, hands-on learning, gaining a real understanding of issues of sustainability and recycling … ”

Once a week, students from Years 3-6 spend an hour in the regional Victorian school’s kitchen garden, learning how to grow things.

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