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Sewing the seeds for a new community garden at King Edward Park in Peterborough, Ontario

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Co-ordinators Chantilly, left, and Natalie Stephenson toss earth at the future site of the King Edward Community Garden next to George St. on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at King Edward Park in Peterborough, Ont. Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner/Postmedia Network

By Joelle Kovach
Peterborough Examiner
April 20, 2016

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The new garden was approved Tuesday night by the city’s board of parks and recreation.

The garden will be north of the splash pad (near the park’s border with the neighbouring property, Duffus Funeral Home).

The idea is to create a large vegetable garden with 21 plots. Each plot will be large enough to grow produce to feed a family of four.

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Rooftop Reds – Vineyard in Brooklyn

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Our mission is ambitious, going well beyond merely bringing viticulture to the urban agriculture industry.

By Brittney Helmrich
Business News Daily Staff
April 19, 2016

Excerpt:

Rooftop Reds is a 15,000 square-foot farm that covers a rooftop at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and we’re on track to be the first commercially viable rooftop vineyard system in the world. We aim to bring vineyards to the city, because even with the recently popularity of rooftop agriculture, roof space is still a largely untapped resource in urban environments. Greater New York is the largest urban wine market in the world and we think it deserves its own vintage. Many other urban wineries exist, but none grow their own crop or have wines that represent where they do business.

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