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Tour 31 farms and gardens across the Kansas City Metro area

Cultivate Kansas City’s Urban Grown Tour on June 25 + 26

During this self-guided tour, you can explore 31 farms and gardens across the Kansas City Metro area that are growing food for your table. Our tour sites showcase the diversity of food and farm projects throughout our city, giving you a taste of urban farm businesses, school gardens, refugee training farms, and charitable gardens throughout greater Kansas City.

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Artist Joe Tyler creates garden gate for Arizona community garden

joegateJoe’s gate. (Must see. Mike) Click on image for larger file.

Surprise Community Garden celebrates spring with new public artwork

By Surprise Independent
June 4, 2016

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Local artist Joe Tyler has built and installed two new public art pieces for the Benevilla/City of Surprise Community Garden.

Mr. Tyler graduated from Arizona State University with a master of science degree in environmental horticulture. He then owned and operated a nursery for fifteen years.

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100 planter box community garden in Melbourne, Australia threatened with closure

malpopMat Pember, director of Pop Up Patch, a community garden behind Federation Square faced with closure. Photo: Vince CaligiuriClick on image for larger file.

Mat Pember, whose the Little Veggie? Patch Co runs the garden at a small profit – charging $25 a week per box – fears the four-year-old garden will be “cut down in its prime”, in favour of a more lucrative helipad or car park

By Carolyn Webb
The Age
June 6, 2016

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Mr Pember said the Press Club, Eau-De-Vie and Izakaya Den were among restaurants leasing boxes. Among 50 residents who rented were two couples from high-rise apartments who met here “and are now great friends and have dinner and go away together”.

Young people ranging from two-year-olds to university students visit to learn how to sow seeds, tend plants and harvest them.

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