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Interest in food production is on the rise among Ireland’s city dwellers

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Kitty Scully, the kitchen gardener, tending the plants at the Airfield Estate farm in Dundrum.

Kitty effortlessly quoted one of her favourite lines from Lady Eve Balfour, herself an organic pioneer, “the health of the soil, plant and man are one and indivisible”.

By Grace Maher
Independent
Mar 23, 2016

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Kitty Scully, the kitchen gardener at Airfield, explains why they opted to convert the food garden to organic production.

“Essentially we were gardening organically so we decided to take it a step further and apply for certification as it embodies best practice in growing food. On a personal level, I have an MSc in Organic Horticulture so really it is the only way that I know how to garden,” she says.

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Rooftop revolution begins; the Green Knight rises

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Across centuries, villagers have been leaving farm work for the big city, but now town dwellers are becoming part-time farmers — the reverse green revolution in the happily balancing equations of Mother Nature.

By Raja Murthy, an independent journalist who shuttles between Mumbai and the Himalayas.
Asia Times
March 21, 2016

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This Green Knight is a humble crusader fighting for the urban farming movement. He could be anyone: The boy or girl next door, a banker, a software engineer or it could even be you.

“We are farmers that live in apartments,” goes the Gotham Greens’ anthem from their 9th Avenue headquarters in New York. “We see green fields where others see rooftops. We fuel blooming communities where others fear urban decay. And we purvey the freshest produce grown on earth”.

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