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‘Crates to Plates Garden’ In Columbia, Missouri

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Outside of Lucky’s Market in Columbia you will find dozens of milk crates filled with vegetables and plants.

For eight-weeks during the summer, low income high school students will be employed to attend garden based classes

By Courtny Jodon
Connect Missouri
Mar 15, 2015

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Outside of Lucky’s Market in Columbia you will find dozens of milk crates filled with vegetables and plants.

Saturday, it hosted the first-ever Crates to Plates Garden work day. During this work day, volunteers in the community lined milk crates, filled them with soil and planted the garden’s first seeds. Members of the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture helped volunteers install the milk crate garden.

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A massive online conference (for FREE) about home grown food

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Home Grown Food Summit 2015, Apr 6-12, 2015

25+ speakers giving over 30 presentations on all different aspects of producing healthier food from your home.

Mike Adams – NaturalNews.com
8 Reasons You Are Insane If You Aren’t Growing Some Of Your Own Food

Toby Hemenway – Patternliteracy.com
Permaculture Guilds: The Building Blocks For Food Forests

Paul Wheaton – Permies.com
Gardening Without Irrigation

Joel Karsten – StrawBaleGardens.com
Straw Bale Gardening

Marjory Wildcraft – GrowYourOwnGroceries.com
How To Produce Half Of Your Food In Your Backyard In Less Than An Hour Per Day

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Urban Agriculture in Cuba: Parts One and Two

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Growing more food in cities improves biodiversity, air pollution, green space, public health, food literacy, community engagement, employment prospects and urban regeneration.

By Alice Claydon
Landscape Institute
Mar 6, 2015
Alice Claydon is one of three Student Travel Award 2014 recipients. She recently visited Cuba to investigate urban agriculture.

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During my trip I discovered some of the secrets to the success of Cuba’s urban agricultural movement:

1. State support: Over forty government departments are dedicated to every aspect of low carbon organic food production providing support, training and research. Learning how to grow food is entrenched in education from nursery school upwards. Schools, hospitals and elderly care homes all have organic gardens which teach people how to grow and prepare healthy food. Widespread political propaganda also re-enforces the message that self sufficiency contributes to national security.

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