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Vancouver community garden integrated around existing tennis courts

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Vancouver approves community garden proposal for Riverfront Park

The Fraserlands Community Gardening Group and the South Vancouver Family Place Society have developed a proposal for a new community garden in Riverfront Park in Fraserview.
Proposed garden features
The initial concept for the garden includes the following amenities:
Garden integrated around the existing tennis courts
40 community garden plots
Wheelchair-accessible flower beds
Fruit trees

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January 27, 2014   Comments Off on Vancouver community garden integrated around existing tennis courts

Urban farming is a hit with New York City college students

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Photo credit: The student farm at KCC.

Columbia University students can volunteer at a garden on West 120th Street or on an upstate farm, for example, and the Fordham Lincoln Center campus plans to start a farm near one of its dormitories next fall.

By Eleanor J. Bader
AM New York
Jan 26, 2014

Excerpt:

“New York City is the epicenter for urban agricultural innovation,” says Nevin Cohen, assistant professor of environmental studies at The New School. “There’s a lot of excitement around food issues and eating locally grown, in-season, organic produce.”

Not surprisingly, City College students are getting into the act and growing everything from herbs to kale and berries. For some, farming is tied to a course; for others, it’s wholly a volunteer experience, providing a hands-on education in nutrition, food production and management.

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January 27, 2014   Comments Off on Urban farming is a hit with New York City college students