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Inner city kale on the rise! Urban farmers in BC transforming yards

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Katie Ralphs and Ruth Warren.

Katie Ralphs and Ruth Warren are the women behind City Beet, an urban farm in Vancouver that grows 50 different crops on 14 yards

By Christina Turner
Rabble.Ca
April 10, 2014

Excerpt:

City Beet’s practices demonstrate, almost to an extreme, how environmentally friendly urban farming can be. They grow all of their produce in the same 10-block radius, get around by bike and members pick up their weekly produce share at a local café.

Ralphs admits that she and Warren struggle with the question of food accessibility. Local food is expensive and remains out of reach for many, especially in a stratified city like Vancouver. “We only really interact with people who can afford to join our CSA or own a house that we can farm on,” Ralphs says.

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Forum discussion: What can cities hope to get from community gardens and urban agriculture?

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Marie Desbons illustratrice.

“Every month we host a Global Roundtable on a specific question in The Nature of Cities. Writers from diverse perspectives offer a brief response.”

The Nature of Cities
Apr 7, 2014

Participants:

As Deputy Mayor Naomi Tsur led Jerusalem’s recycling revolution, and integrated urban nature into city planning in major projects such as the Gazelle Valley Urban Nature Park and the Railway Park.

Gareth Haysom is a researcher at the African Food Security Urban Network based at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town.

David Dixon FAIA leads Stantec’s new Urban Group. Wiley will publish his Urban Design for an Urban Century, with Lance Brown, this Spring.

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