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30 community gardens to receive cash and tools from Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb

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Out of more than 400 applications submitted, 30 recipients were selected to each receive $3,500 in cash and tools to support their own community gardens.

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Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb has provided over $1.6 million to more than 180 community groups in the 14 years since the program was started. With the goal of strengthening community ties, growing healthy food and beautifying community gardens across North America, Fiskars is proud to offer grants and tools to support local, hand-grown food sources.

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If You Plant a Seed

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“If you plant a carrot seed, a carrot will grow. If you plant a cabbage seed, a cabbage will grow.”

By Kadir Nelson
Balzer + Bray
March 3 2015

Kadir Nelson, acclaimed author of Baby Bear and winner of the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, presents a resonant, gently humorous story about the power of even the smallest acts and the rewards of compassion and generosity.

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Istanbul’s Komsuköy allows you to run an organic farm from your city computer

Would you like to run a farm and harvest organic produce while sitting on a computer? Komsuköy is the meeting point for urban farmers in Istanbul’s Beykoz district, allowing them to grow their own natural products through an online platform that delivers organic products right to your door.

By Izlem Arsiya
Daily Sabah
Mar 2, 2016

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The platform allows you to purchase a section of a plantation field where you can grow all natural products with no hormones or GMOs. You can take care of your crops and plants online through the platform which gives you a 24-hour live stream of your plantation where you can monitor your crops every day until they are ready to be harvested and delivered to your table. Here is a closer look into how the system works.

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