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European Urban Agriculture, by bicycle!


12,000 kilomètres – 20 countries visited – 4 cities.

By Etienne, Simon & Yoann
Students in Montpellier SupAgro, international centre for higher education in agricultural sciences (Institut des Régions Chaudes).

Three students from Montpellier SupAgro school in France are realizing a research project on urban agriculture by making a European tour by bicycle which starts in early January, 2014 and ends in August. In their approach, urban agriculture includes intra-urban and peri-urban areas, including urban gardening. Their work will focus on innovations (technical, social, spatial and organizational) in this areas and the change in eating habits of people practicing urban agriculture.

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Goats in London’s Southbank Centre


Goats, specially brought in by Vauxhall City Farm for the day!

By Cadence Woodland
The Thrifty Homesteader
Dec 11, 2013


London’s Southbank Centre is a cluster of buildings devoted to the arts, famous particularly for the music festivals and performances that go on in most of its five main buildings. Additionally there are shops, restaurants, cafes and open areas … including (I discovered!) a rooftop wildflower “meadow” atop the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The meadow is utterly open to the public. Just climb some stairs from the riverside walk and suddenly you’re in a secret garden in the very heart of Britain.

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