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Dartmoor Prison, UK: its gardens are the exemplar of a successful horticultural rehabilitation project

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“We sell the eggs in the prison shop,” says Northam. “The money goes toward their upkeep. Whatever is left goes back into the gardens.”

By Emma Inglis
The Telegraph
18 Jan 2014

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The gardens at Dartmoor prison are the exemplar of a successful horticultural rehabilitation project. In 2006, prison officer Ivan Judd had an idea to transform the disused exercise yards of the old punishment unit into vegetable gardens to be tended by inmates in the resettlement wing. Judd approached Business in the Community, who put in him in touch with the Eden Project. Jane Knight, landscape architect at Eden, was one of the first on board.

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Agricultures des villes, agricultures des champs

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Laurent Klein, président du think tank Société des Agriculteurs de France (SAF)

By Laurent Klein
Les Echos
05/04/13

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Dans une perspective de renouveau des territoires, notre think tank SAF agriculteurs de France défend l’idée d’une agriculture « dans et pour les villes », qui redonne un nouveau souffle aux campagnes, en fait des pôles de culture, de santé, de bien-être, de développement économique. Ceci dans un esprit d’intelligence collective, si chère justement aux urbanistes.

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Failure of high-tech rooftop greenhouse in Vancouver leaves $4-million trail of debt

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Len McDonald works among the growing trays at Vancouver’s Alterrus rooftop greenhouse.

By Randy Shore
Vancouver Sun
January 27, 2014

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The failure of the Alterrus rooftop greenhouse has left investors and creditors holding the bag for about $4 million and the city’s parking corporation EasyPark out of pocket for at least $13,104 in unpaid rent.

EasyPark’s liability could rise if the company is forced to remove the high-tech enclosure and mechanized vertical growing systems left on a downtown parking garage by the bankruptcy of Alterrus and its operating partner and marketing arm Local Garden Vancouver.

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