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Conference: ‘What does the future hold for urban gardening?’

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A One Day Conference on July 7th 2016 at the University of Warwick, UK

Urban gardening has long promised radical alternatives to industrialised food production and the organisation of modern urban spaces. Yet despite recent increases in popularity and a conspicuous proliferation of its forms, urban gardening appears to have had minimal material influence on how we eat or how we live.

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Venezuela Launches Ambitious Urban Agriculture Plan

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The urban agricultural initiative should extend to 12,000 kilometers of crops in the next 100 days. | Photo: AVN

In the long term, the products should be able to supply about 20 percent of the total food consumption of the residents living in the eight participating cities.

Telesur
Feb 28, 2016

Excerpt:

The 100-day Plan for Urban Agriculture started Sunday in eight Venezuelan cities in a bid to provide about 1,300 people with vegetables and fruits.

The dedicated 13 lots cover about 1,200 hectares, but should extend 12,000 kilometers by the end of the next 100 days, said Venezuela’s Vice President Aristonulo Isturiz.

Distribution plans to the urban population will be set up according to the various moments of harvest season.

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Michelle Obama launches garden tour initiative

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(Must see video. Mike)

The First Lady visited unsuspecting gardeners to check out their backyard and school gardens in an effort to highlight gardens across the country that are helping kids and families lead healthier lives.

Excerpt:

Mrs. Obama is hitting the road this spring on a garden tour in honor of one of her very first initiatives: the White House Kitchen Garden. Planted seven years ago, the presidential plot of land sparked a national conversation around health and wellness — and inspired her legacy campaign.

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