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Innovative Urban Food Park Would Span Food Experience in St. Petersburg, Florida

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Emmanuel Roux At The Faith House Community Garden. Photo By Julie Branaman.

An estimated 10 to 25 acres would be needed for a commercial urban vegetable farm, a food museum, hydroponic and aquaponic farms, butterfly and vegetable gardens

By Kathy Steele
83 Degrees Media
December 03, 2013

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The idea for a one-of-a-kind urban farm experience bloomed nearly two years ago as St. Petersburg Restaurateur Emmanuel Roux contemplated his next venture as a foodie and business entrepreneur.

Now plans for the Urban Food Park are on the drawing board along with estimates on its cost, and Roux and co-founder Carol Smith are moving close to a groundbreaking. A target kick-off is spring 2014, depending on site selection and funding.

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Autumn Harvest in Detroit: A ‘Root’urn On Investment

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Tee Rushdan, Urban Agriculture Apprentice Manager supervising Agricultural Apprentices in constructing a raised bed.

Urban Agriculture Apprenticeship Program (UAAP) recently graduated six individuals

By Medgar L. Clark
Dec. 2013
Medgar L. Clark is a freelance writer, a volunteer with an agricultural advocates work group, and non-profit consultant based in Detroit that spotlights issues and individuals not normally on the radar screen through social media and his networking contacts.

Detroit, MI — In mid September you can see the great color scheme of Michigan’s wonderful foliage beginning to change. The leaves on trees going from green to an orchestra of yellows, oranges, and reds all cascading into a nature lovers dream. Late October is when it’s time for growers to harvest their seasons bounty and put their beds to rest for the winter as those leaves fall from the trees, turn brown and can be used for composting. It is mid November, and cold nights are upon us and winter is arriving….

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