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First farmers break ground on 20-acre City Farm in San Luis Obispo, California

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Owner of Mama’s Meatball will grow produce for restaurant at site off Calle Joaquin; other parcels are available for sublease

By David Sneed
The Tribune
November 18, 2013

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The first farmers are getting ready to break ground at City Farm, a 20-acre urban farming cooperative in San Luis Obispo’s Calle Joaquin agricultural reserve.

Nicola Allegretta, owner of Mama’s Meatball restaurant, and farm manager Derron Dike plan to grow produce, such as herbs, tomatoes and squash, on the site for the restaurant. City Farm is administered by Central Coast Grown, a group that advocates local farming.

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Langley Township workshop aims to bring small farms back to life

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Dennis Popowich operates JD Cedars on his five acres in Langley and is thinking about using more of his land to grow food crops. He plans to attend an all-day workshop on small lot farming. Photograph by: Ric Ernst, Vancouver Sun.

In the British Columbia township, about half the 940 agricultural plots under four hectares in size are fallow

By Randy Shore
Vancouver Sun
November 22, 2013

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Dozens of would-be farmers have signed up for a small-lot farming workshop in Langley, a community with about 10,000 hectares of unused farmland.

The Township of Langley is home to the most “parcelized” farmland in Metro Vancouver with nearly three quarters of its agricultural lots under four hectares — about 940 in all. Nearly half of the township’s land in the Agricultural Land Reserve is lying idle.

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