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‘Urban Homesteader’ to be produced by Emmy Award Winners

The Urban Homesteader – Sizzle Reel from Jeannine Glista on Vimeo.

Our long-term goal is to get The Urban Homesteader broadcast nationally on PBS. Our short-term goal is to kick things off by producing 2 webisodes (11 minute web videos) then expanding that to 5 webisodes.

By Derek Markham
TreeHugger
April 23, 2015
(Must see. Mike)

Excerpt:

The Urban Homesteader project, led by a couple of seasoned media professionals who are involved with the popular PBS shows Bill Nye The Science Guy and Biz Kid$, aims to help more people learn to homestead in the city through a series of web videos featuring experts who know their urban homesteading skills and practice them to positive effect on their own little piece of the city.

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Korean Agriculture Ministry assigned April 2015 as the Month of Urban Agriculture


Video of Seoul Urban Agriculture Expo 2013.

Many different cities will host various events in April to stimulate the urban agriculture movement

By Jieun Kim
Intern
FAO, AGPML

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) of Korea assigned April as the Month of Urban Agriculture and April 11th as the Urban Agriculture Day. Under the slogan of “citizen agriculture, mutual benefits between urban agriculture and rural agriculture,” MAFRA launched the Urban Agriculture National Network on April 11, 2015. The event hosted about 1,200 people: family farmers of Seoul, officials from MAFRA, the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs, Rural Development Administration, Korea Forest Service, and related personnel from agricultural communities.

MAFRA also signed a MOU contract that promises on collaboration, cooperation, and interdependency between urban and rural agriculture with agricultural organizations and farmer communities.

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Community Garden job opening north of the Arctic Circle

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Closing 02 May 2015

Community Garden Society of Inuvik
(Inuvik Community Greenhouse)
A Community Partnership with AURORA COLLEGE
79 Gwich’in Rd, Box 1544, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Tel: 867-777-3267 (seasonal April-Oct)
info@inuvikgreenhouse.com

We are looking for an Executive Director at our community greenhouse in the Northwest Territories. This position is ideal for someone with strong non-profit management and horticulture skills. It starts as soon as possible (closing 02 May 2015) and runs through March 2016 with possible extension dependant upon funding.

The full posting can be found on our website: www.inuvikgreenhouse.com/jobs. We cover travel expenses upon negotiation with the successful candidate and this position has the added benefit of paying a Northern Living Allowance and 6 weeks annual leave.

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