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Gardens for Good: Three $15,000 grants

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Three amazing non-profit urban farms dedicated to feeding their community will win $15,000 each to grow their project (2 in US and 1 in Canada).

Applications are open from June 6th to 20th

Nature’s Path has just opened applications for its 7th annual Gardens for Good grant contest. Gardens for Good is a $15,000 grant that provides support to visionary organic garden projects that are greening urban environments and bringing healthy, organic food to those who need it most.

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June 9, 2016   Comments Off on Gardens for Good: Three $15,000 grants

Climate change causes City Farmer to try different gardening techniques in Vancouver plot

MikeSharonCity Farmer’s Michael Levenston and Sharon Slack, along with other staff, have created a climate-change adaptation garden. Photo by Carlito Pablo.

Inside City Farmer’s office is a copy of Resilient Gardens 2016: Climate Change, Stress Disorders, Pest Update. Levenston and Slack recommended this new book by Salt Spring Island–based pest-management and gardening expert Linda Gilkeson.

By Carlito Pablo
Georgia Straight
June 8th, 2016

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Last summer was so hot that many probably thought it was one for the books. Well, it turned out that Earth in 2015 had its warmest summer in recorded history. It was another sign that the planet is heating up, due mainly to human-induced greenhouse-gas emissions into the atmosphere.

For some folks in Vancouver, the dry conditions at the time made gardening so challenging that they immediately started an experiment.

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The World’s First Floating Urban Dairy Farm Will Be Built In Rotterdam

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Cities will never become self-sustaining local food hubs without cheese.

By Adele Peters
Fast Co-Exist
06.01.16

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The new Floating Farm, which is expected to be completed in January 2017, will grow food for the cows on board. Over the last nine months, the designers have been working with a local university and Philips, the lighting manufacturer, to test different seeds and LED lights to grow the most grass possible. In an experiment, they produced about 15% of the food the cows will eat, and plan to get to 20%. To grow the same amount on land would take 30 to 50 times more space; modern vertical farming technology shrinks the area needed.

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