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Bike tour of Baltimore’s urban farms

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Tour De Farms – June 12, 2016

Tour De Farms will start your day at Artifact Coffee and take you throughout Baltimore’s urban farms. Farm’s include Real Food, Boone St, Whitelock, and Big City Farm. At each stop, guests will see first hand and learn how important these places are to both Baltimore food and the Chespeake region. Learn the stories about the people who work hard everyday to make the world a better and greener place. Along the way make pit stops at Grand Gru and Parts and Labor to refuel.

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‘Guinness For Strength’ Advertising

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Excerpt from Victoria and Albert Museum

Advertising of Guinness began on a national scale in 1929, through the advertising agency S. H. Benson. The collaboration between the copy-writer R. A. Bevan (son of the painter Robert Bevan), the art director Dicky Richards, and the artist John Gilroy, resulted in some of the most memorable posters ever produced. During Gilroy’s long association with Arthur Guinness Son & Co. Ltd., he invented the famous Guinness menagerie of toucans, seals, ostriches, camels, giraffes, etc. – based on studies he made at the zoo.

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‘Farmacation’: California student startup to connect local farmers with city dwellers

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Connecting farmers in the San Francisco Bay area with urbanites who want a taste of rural living and are willing to pay for it.

Editor: Hou Qiang
Xinhua
2016-05-27

Excerpt:

“To both of us, food is so much more than sustenance,” Toombs said in a press release from UC Berkeley on Thursday. “It’s a means of creating community, and a way to foster connectedness with the world around us.”

While its business model is expected to be finalized this summer, the seeds of Farmcation began to sprout last summer, when Lesser and her then-fiance moved to her family’s farm in western Massachusetts, where they grew an acre of vegetables and raised 65 chickens to serve to their 240 wedding guests later that August.

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