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Thunder Bay, Ontario Food Strategy looking for potential urban agriculture projects

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Thunder Bay Food Strategy coordinator Kendal Donahue says they are looking for public input on potential locations for urban agriculture projects.Photo Jodi Lundmark, tbnewswatch.com.

“Cities are growing food on boulevards. They’re growing food on rooftops.”

By Jodi Lundmark,
tbnewswatch.com
Mar 4, 2015

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Anyone with an idea of an area in their neighbourhood that could be turned into a community garden, a pollination corridor or a compost system can submit their idea online by April 1.

“The food strategy is about building up community resilience in terms of local food systems,” said Donahue, adding they want people to start thinking differently about where a new project could go or where they could add on to an existing community garden.

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Rooftop farming still looking for big break in New York City

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Zadok Zvi, the landlord, and Ben Silverman at Edenworks’ greenhouse in Bushwick.

With world food prices falling by 20 percent since 2011, according to the UN, profitability has only become more of an issue.

By Rew
Real Estate Weekly
Mar 4, 2015

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Edenworks is about as modern as a farm can get. In planters stacked to the ceiling of a sunlit, 800-s/f greenhouse, the startup is growing bok choi, arugula, turnips, sage and lettuce. The plants are fertilized with waste water from fish tanks, where Edenworks is raising Tilapia. In the process of fertilization, the water is filtered and ultimately returns to the tanks, beginning the cycle anew. But perhaps the most impressive aspect of this complex procedure – called aquaponic farming – is that it all takes place on the rooftop of a small commercial building in Bushwick.

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