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Lufa Farm is building a third greenhouse in Montreal starting this year

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Second Lufa farm in Laval. Lufa Farm’s urban rooftop greenhouse uses state-of-the-art technology and design to use 50 percent less energy than a ground-level greenhouse. See more photos here.

“By the end of 2014, we’re hoping to feed 7,000 people each week in the greater Montreal area.”

by Gerry Weaver
The Produce News
March 27, 2014

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“We’re building a third greenhouse in Montreal starting this year. By the end of 2014, we’re hoping to feed 7,000 people each week in the greater Montreal area. We’re planning to deliver to more than 200 locations, including new pick-up points within a 30 mile radius of the farm,” said Figlioli. “Our next Montreal project will allow us to feed an additional 4,000 people year-round, and we are looking to expand to several new cities in the next few years.”

The second greenhouse is 43,000 square feet and located in Laval, Quebec. Lufa Farms, Le Groupe Montoni Division Construction, Inc. of Laval, and KUBO, a greenhouse manufacturing company from the Netherlands, collaborated on the construction.

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The backyard farming movement continues to grow in Colorado Springs

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Adam Atencio in his backyard, where his garden beds are ready for another season of production.

When novice urban farmers understand what they’re up against, they’re less likely to burn out.

By Michelle Mercer
KRCC.org
Mar 26, 2014

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On a Saturday afternoon, Buckley’s Homestead Supply Store is as busy as a barnyard at feeding time. The store is packed with people taking classes on fruit tree care & chicken disease prevention. A steady stream of customers arrives to stock up on homesteading essentials.

Rachel Gutierrez was one of them. Gutierrez joined the urban homesteading movement five years ago. Her first step was to rip out her lawn and plant all varieties of vegetables. But she says her water bill grew a lot faster than her plants.

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La Faim Des Terres 24-25 Avril, 2014, Paris

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Foncier and Gouvernance alimentaire des régions urbaines

Suite au colloque inaugural HUNGRY CITY, Nourrir la ville de demain de décembre 2012, IUFN vous propose une nouvelle rencontre internationale autour des enjeux de la gouvernance alimentaire durable des régions urbaines. Elle s’inscrit dans un cycle de conférences bisannuelles qu’IUFN souhaite partager avec la communauté internationale.

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