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Will Brixton City Farm in the UK be a reality?

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Brixton City Farm day by Liam N. Cohen.

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG), a charity which supports and represents community managed farms, gardens and allotments, has nearly 200 city and school farm members from across the UK, and an estimated 200 city farms and community gardens in development.

Written by Katrin Magnussen
Brixton Blog
March 14, 2015

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“It all started when I house sat for a friend who keeps quails in his kitchen. I got hooked,” Tamara Russell, the chair of Brixton City Farm tells Brixton Blog’s Shelley Phelps.

Russell is part of a group of local people who have been farming animals in their homes and gardens.

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Six designs for urban agriculture products, including a two-hen chicken coop, a raised planter bed, and a multi-story worm hotel

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Build your own using open-source designs by Aker

By Ben Schiller
Fast Co-exist
Mar 13, 2015

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Open source product development started with software. Now it’s spreading to hardware as well. Projects like WikiSpeed and WikiHouse show how distributed groups of people can refine new designs and create products with no decisive owner.

Another example of the trend: a new Denver-based company called Aker (pronounced “acre”). Aker has six new designs for urban agriculture products, including a two-hen chicken coop, a raised planter bed, and a multi-story worm hotel, and it’s prepared to give them away for free so people can develop their own versions. You can download the blueprints from the Aker website, cut your own pieces of wood using a CNC routing machine, and assemble yourself, just as if it were an IKEA product. It won’t cost you much more than the price of plywood.

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March 23, 2015   Comments Off on Six designs for urban agriculture products, including a two-hen chicken coop, a raised planter bed, and a multi-story worm hotel