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Three San Francisco urban agriculture projects featured in video

Recreation & Park department’s Community Gardens program, Department of Public Work’s Urban Harvesting Program, The Free Farm/Free Farm Stand

QuickBites: Urban Gardens
By San Francisco Government TV
Mar 24, 2014
(Must see. Mike)

Urban agriculture/gardening is becoming increasingly popular in San Francisco.
We look at 3 programs that are contributing to the uniqueness and success of this thriving community.

The first program is about the Recreation & Park department’s Community Gardens program, who manage over 30 neighborhood/community gardens in the city.
-http://sfrecpark.org/park-improvement…
-https://www.facebook.com/sfrecpark

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Denver may OK front-yard sales of home-grown produce, eggs, honey

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Eva Suel wraps bags of her homemade kale chips at a Denver Urban Homesteading farmers market on Saturday. Suel and her husband, Rinaldo, sell their goods at the market every Saturday. (Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post)

“It’s a good way to increase healthy food access and to promote economic development. More people growing their own food is always a positive thing.”

By Steve Raabe
The Denver Post
03/25/2014

Excerpt:

“In this economy, any chance for families to make a little extra income would be a positive,” Kniech said.

The amendment would allow residents to sell from their homes uncut fruits and vegetables, whole eggs, and home-prepared food products such as jellies, jams, honey, teas, herbs, spices and some baked goods.

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Omaha school to expand urban agriculture education in the city

omahaboysThe Omaha Home for Boy, the Elkhorn Farm in the 1930s. Click on image for larger file.

“There’s an emphasis across the country in expanding the availability of local, healthy food,” said Ron Rosati, dean of the college. “We’re interested in developing people who can produce that food for the city.”

By Erin Duffy
World-Herald staff writer
March 29, 2014

Excerpt:

Flanked by stalls of lowing cattle in a barn located just a few miles outside Omaha’s downtown, officials from the Omaha Home for Boys and the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture signed an agreement Friday to expand urban agriculture education in the city.

Starting this fall, city-dwelling high schoolers and adults can enroll in urban agriculture and animal science courses that will build on the locally grown food movement and teach budding farmers how to sell their products to restaurants, farmers markets and consumers who’ve become increasingly choosy about the source of their meat and produce.

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