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Individuals, organizations grow fresh produce to donate to food pantries in Columbia, Missouri

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Director of Urban Farming Carrie Hargrove gives a tour March 10 at the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture. CCUA has partnered with The Food Bank to increase the amount of produce available to low-income community members. Nick Schnelle/Tribune.

“One square foot over the course of a season can produce several heads of lettuce, several pounds of carrots and several pounds of green onions,” Hargrove said.

By Caroline Dohack
Columbia Tribune
Sunday, March 20, 2016

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“You hear of gardeners during the summer leaving zucchini on neighbors’ doorsteps. It can come so fast and it can be hard to keep up with. It hurts to see that go to waste,” Hargrove said. “If you’re a good gardener or even just a kind-of-good gardener, you will get so much produce that you will want and need to share it. It might as well share with people who would really appreciate it.”

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Kochi, India Corporation, to promote organic farming in 5,000 city household

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John Sherry, agriculture officer at Krishi Bhavan Choornikkara, tending his vegetable garden on the terrace of his house at Mundamveli near Fort Kochi on Monday | Express

Our workers will dig ditches to plant banana and yam alternately, with ginger, tomato, green chilly, spinach, okra and the like in between, all that the consumers should do is to ensure that the daily domestic waste is used as manure.

The Hindu
Mar 20, 2016

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He said the farming as envisaged by the project was possible even in a household with very little land. “It’s far less expensive at Rs.535 per household, of which Rs.505 will be borne by the corporation, from its plan fund. Each family is required to spend only Rs.30. While our workers will dig ditches to plant banana and yam alternately, with ginger, tomato, green chilly, spinach, okra and the like in between, all that the consumers should do is to ensure that the daily domestic waste is used as manure,”

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Kingman, Arizona votes to open gate to more urban agriculture

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Council OKs code change to allow more chickens per lot

By Doug McMurdo
Daily Miner
Mar 18, 2016

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The City Council on Tuesday in a split vote modified one section of the animal ordinance and added another.

In doing so, families living on lots smaller than 20,000 square feet – a little less than half an acre – can now have one chicken or related bird for every 1,000 square feet of lot size, for a total limit of 36.

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