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Vancouver now has more than 4,100 community garden plots, 12 farmers markets

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Lissa Goldstein of Sole Food, Sara Dent of Young Agrarians, and Chris Reid of Shifting Growth are three of the many young Vancouverites who are transforming the City. Photo by Michael Levenston.

City on track to exceed its greenest-city goals

By Randy Shore
Vancouver Sun
January 2, 2014

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Vancouver continues to make progress toward the goals set in the Greenest City Action Plan, adding more than 400 community garden plots and opening two new farmers markets in the past year.

With more than 4,166 garden plots established on city-owned and privately held land to date, Vancouver is on pace to meet its objective to create 5,000 plots five years early. The plan set a goal of doubling the city’s neighbourhood food assets by 2020.

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East Lothian village in Scotland given £290,000 to set up community garden

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See video of the project here.

Planning to encourage residents to reduce food waste and use their bikes and walk instead of taking the car.

STV
May 3, 2013

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Yvonne Dalziel, from the group, said “We were delighted to get Climate Challenge Funding and set up Ormiston Grows Green. It’s a wonderful help financially to our emerging growing project, making freshly grown organic produce available to the village and getting people growing their own.

“The idea of a community garden circulated in the village for a few years but nothing really happened until summer 2011. A few people got together, set up a public meeting to gauge community interest and it became a social enterprise and a company limited by guarantee by that September.

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