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Urban Agriculture in Casablanca, Morocco

How can agriculture be integrated into the urban structure and the urban development process in Casablanca

The project is a research and demonstration project of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the research program “Research for the Sustainable Development of Megacities of Tomorrow – Energy- and Climate-Efficient Structures in Urban Growth Centres” of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Urban Agriculture in Casablanca, Morocco

1. Challenge
• Rapid urban growth is reducing and fragmenting agricultural land within the city region
• Conventional planning tends to neglect agriculture and open space as valuable resources and parts of the regional land use structure
• Informal development further contributes to the fragmentation of land us patterns and the reduction of open space
• Low awareness of the potential of urban agriculture for a productive green infra- structure and sustainable food supply

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December 27, 2013   Comments Off on Urban Agriculture in Casablanca, Morocco

Home Grown: A song about the freedom gained through growing your own

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By Keith “Fathom” Cross
Keith “Fathom” Cross: 100% Soul Vocalist; Full-Blooded Emcee; Aspiring Urban Farmer; Scholar; and, Brother to all that Exists.
Nov 2012

This is a song about the freedom gained through growing your own. For me it is a dream which I’ve barely begun. I don’t yet have the land or the skills to make it a reality. With your support, I will get there, and continue to motivate others to do the same.

Link to song here.

December 27, 2013   Comments Off on Home Grown: A song about the freedom gained through growing your own