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Weekend farming in Bengaluru, India

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According to Section 79A of Karnataka Land Reforms Act, 1961, you can purchase land for agricultural purposes only if (a) you are an agricultural worker by profession.

By Divya Shekhar
Economic Times of India
Feb 27, 2015

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Bengaluru: S Laxminarayan, 39, is a software engineer whose penchant for nature and urban farming goes beyond the terrace, kitchen or backyard gardening. Along with 10 friends, he has purchased around 10 acres of land near Malavalli, some 90 km from the city, where he farms every weekend, along with family. Laxminarayan and his gang represent a new breed of professionals in Bengaluru who turn farmers on weekends, working their way out of numerous legal tangles to practise community farming.

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March 8, 2015   Comments Off on Weekend farming in Bengaluru, India

Toledo, Ohio, City council hears from urban farming groups

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This restaurant grows some of its own food.

If local residents bought just 5-percent of their produce from local gardens and farms that could inject $305 million into the local economy.

By Bill Hormann
13 ABC
Feb 25, 2015

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El Tipico is one of those small, family- owned restaurants that has built its reputation on good food.

Since 1968, the owners have grown their own and do their best to buy local produce…

But they need to buy more.

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March 8, 2015   Comments Off on Toledo, Ohio, City council hears from urban farming groups