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The Community’s Garden – Which should own the community’s garden?

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This conflict between the owner of the land and those who live with the land leads us to ask…

Food Chain Radio Show – May 14, 2016

Tune for the syndicated Food Chain Radio Show #1056 May 14, 2016 Saturday 9AM Pacific
Food Chain Radio Show #1056
Michael Olson, Author & Urban Farming Agriculturalist

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Guest: University of California Pre-Doctoral Student Monika Egerer

When I asked Food Chain Radio’s intern producer Sara Rezaie about her university classes, she mentioned one called “Environmental Justice.”

“What is environmental justice?” I asked, thinking if there was justice there would likely be injustice as well, and thus a story or two.

“Environmental justice,” she said, “is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all the people in the development of the environment.”

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RUAF renewed its Global Partnership on Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems

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RUAF Update – May 2016

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In a recent meeting (18-21 April 2016) in its new home base in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, RUAF Foundation, with several of its founding partners and a number of new partner institutions have renewed the RUAF Global Partnership on Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Food Systems.

This new partnership replaces the RUAF member network that existed since the start of RUAF in 2000. The current members of the RUAF Partnership are a mix of municipalities, research institutes, and NGOs and include: the International Water Management Institute based in Colombo, Sri Lanka; the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences based in Beijing, China;

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Brooklyn’s Gowanus Arts Building to Get Rooftop Farm and Theater

roftA bird’s eye rendering of the renovated Gowanus Arts Building at 295 Douglass St.

A longtime neighborhood arts hub is getting a renovation that will add a theater and gallery to the building’s first floor and a farm to its rooftop.

By Leslie Albrecht
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May 5, 2016

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On the building’s roof, a grant from the city’s Department of Environmental Protection will help pay for the installation of a rooftop garden that Long has dubbed the “Gowanus Sky Farm.” The urban farming group Brooklyn Grange will design the farm, which will grow vegetables and serve as an environmental education centre.

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