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Farming goes urban in Hyde Park, Chicago

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St. Paul & the Redeemer Food Garden have grown 1200 pounds of fresh organic produce each year for hungry neighbors on the South Side of Chicago.

“Urban gardening is a transformative power in changing people’s perspectives about their food,” he said.

By Allison Matyus
Hyde Park Herald
Aug 19, 2015

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The St. Paul and the Redeemer Church (SPR), 4945 S. Dorchester Ave., is also growing fresh food to help their fellow neighbors obtain quality produce.

A 850-square-foot cultivated space at SPR provides more than 1,200 pounds of nutritious food a year, according to Jim Schaal, the food garden coordinator at the church.

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August 27, 2015   Comments Off on Farming goes urban in Hyde Park, Chicago

Canada – The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre community garden covers 0.6 hectares of a urban lot

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saskfRow upon row of vegetables, herbs and fruit at the Garden Patch. (CBC)

MacDonald said over 4,000 kilograms of food has already been harvested this summer.

CBC News
Aug 27, 2015

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he growing season is far from over and the community garden run by the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Center is already full and leafy and bursting with food.

The space, known as the Garden Patch, is on Third Avenue between Duchess and Duke streets.

The garden grows produce that is distributed at the food bank. It is also a place where community and urban agriculture projects are underway.

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August 27, 2015   Comments Off on Canada – The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre community garden covers 0.6 hectares of a urban lot