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San Diego City Council Unanimously Approves Proposal Incentivizing Urban Agriculture

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Paula Gandolfo, coordinator of the Pacific Beach Community Garden, holds a sweet potato she harvested, Dec. 24, 2015. By Andrew Bowen.

The incentive program was authorized by the state Legislature in January 2014. The state law requires that contracts be entered into by the end of 2018.

KPBS
Feb 29, 2016

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A proposal to create an incentive for owners to set aside vacant property in San Diego for urban agriculture was approved by the City Council on a 7-0 vote Monday.

Under the Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone program, property owners will be allowed to enter into contracts at least five years long with the city and county of San Diego to allow their vacant, unimproved or blighted land to be used for agricultural uses, like community gardens.

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New York: Imagining a Huge Rooftop Farm Atop Bushwick’s Rheingold Brewery

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See all stunning conceptual renderings by Radd here.

The Raad Studio designed renderings are only conceptual and the developer is yet to file plans for the site

By Tanay Warerkar
Curbed
Feb 29, 2016

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Renderings for a building at the site of the former Rheingold Brewery in Bushwick reveal a rooftop farm that would have been the city’s largest, Brownstoner reports. Alas the renderings are only conceptual and developer, Read Property Group, has yet to file plans for the building that will come up at 930 Flushing Avenue.

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It’s time to go back to the land/backyard and grow/hunt/fish-for your own food

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You’ll need a number of items to gear up for hunting and fishing.

It turns out that women are the fastest-growing class of new hunters in British Columbia and have been for a decade, driven by a renewed interest in back-to-the-land self-sufficiency.

By Randy Shore
Vancouver Sun
Mar 5, 2016

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“People in the city are really engaged with hunting for food and building the skills they need,” said hunting instructor Dylan Eyers of Eat Wild (eatwild.ca). “I run 10 CORE (see graphic) classes a year and they always sell out.”

In order to become a successful hunter, certain financial, physical and psychological barriers must be overcome. Gutting and disarticulating a large mammal in the field takes skill and emotional balance. Hauling a carcass out of the bush takes physical strength. And you’ll need a truck to get it home.

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