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Allotments improve mental health says UK survey

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The Benefits of having an allotment.

Brighton and Hove Allotment Federation

BHAF Press Release
Nov 28, 2013

Excerpt:

A major survey of plot holders in Brighton and Hove, just completed in October 2013 shows that 92% of plot holders either agreed or strongly agreed that allotments improved their mental health or provided stress relief. 53% strongly agreed and 39% agreed. According to the survey 4500-5000 people regularly use the allotments in Brighton and Hove.

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December 4, 2013   Comments Off on Allotments improve mental health says UK survey

Garden Fresh Farms wins CleanTech’s National Sustainability Award

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Started in 2010, Garden Fresh Farms is building a nationwide network of investor-owned, inner-city indoor hydroponic farms

Excerpt from their website:

We have proven that urban agriculture is sustainable in a warehouse environment. We want to help others reach for their dream and replicate Garden Fresh Farms in large urban areas. Imagine owning your own business that is “green”, natural, local and healthy. In any economy people have to eat and with the rise in gas prices, consumer purchases of locally produced products will increase.

Helping the Urban Farmer: We are making owning an urban farm within reach of the passive investor who believe in the future of indoor agriculture, wants to be part of the growth, but doesn’t want to quite their day job.

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December 4, 2013   Comments Off on Garden Fresh Farms wins CleanTech’s National Sustainability Award