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Supporting Sustainable Urban Agriculture From the Ground Up at California State University

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Biological science major Ivey Stone is working with community partner St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, where she is studying the influence of thyme ground cover on blueberry plant productivity and growth at the Fullerton church’s Seeds of Hope garden.

U-ACRE Brings Students, Community Partners Together to Solve Real-World Problems

CSUF News
Apr 20, 2015

Stone is among Cal State Fullerton students participating in hands-on and diverse research in sustainable urban agriculture, supported by Cal State Fullerton’s Urban Agriculture Community-based Research Experience (U-ACRE) program. Sara Johnson, professor of anthropology, started the private and federally funded program in 2011, which has been nationally recognized for its community engagement and preparing students to participate in a global society and the workforce.

“Dr. Johnson designed U-ACRE to be a sustainable model — and its success is due primarily to her hard work and that of the U-ACRE students and community partners who share her vision,” said Joel K. Abraham, assistant professor of biological science, who’s mentoring seven students, including Stone.

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Forthcoming book: ‘The Urban Farmer’

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British Columbia author: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land

By Curtis Stone
New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2015-11-01

The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else’s). Major benefits include:

Low capital investment and overhead costs
Reduced need for expensive infrastructure
Easy access to markets.

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Urban agriculture contributes half of Cuba´s vegetable production

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Cuban Agriculture minister Gustavo Rodriguez said that the initiative has helped create more than 300,000 jobs.

Cuban New Agency
17 April 2015

HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 17 (acn) Urban and family gardening contributes 50 percent of the country´s vegetable production with over one million Cubans involved in this developing initiative.

During the closing session of the Second International Congress on Urban and Family Gardening, held in Havana, Cuban Agriculture minister Gustavo Rodriguez said that the initiative has helped create more than 300 thousand jobs.

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