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Las Cruces, New Mexico, Approves Urban Agriculture Plan

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“Then maybe more can be done with personal gardening plots or homes designed around a community garden. I think there are all kinds of innovative ways that this can grow.”

By Samantha Sonner
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Jun 8, 2016

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The Urban Agriculture and Food Policy Plan recommends educational activities, policies and programs to promote equitable food and agriculture practices for the city of Las Cruces. Krysten Aguilar, Food Planning and Policy Specialist at La Semilla Food Center, says the plan was developed with community input.

“So this plan really just lays out support and incentivizes in and around the city of Las Cruces,” Aguilar said. “So really looking at things like growing food, processing food, community kitchens, community gardens, everything from seed to table basically.”

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Thirty-five new rooftop allotment plots launched at London townhouse development

alotlondRuth Cadbury MP (third from left) with the teams from Cultivate London and Brentford Lock West at the launch of the rooftop allotments.

Allotments will be on a year’s licence with a fee of £150 per annum.

From Brentford Lock West

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Situated on the roof top of Carrick Square, a collection of apartments and townhouses set around a landscaped communal garden, the allotments will be managed by the Cultivate team, who have been growing a range of fresh produce on site at Brentford Lock West since building work first began.

They will run a demonstration allotment throughout the year along with monthly workshops to inspire residents to make the most of their space and be on hand to offer advice and guidance when needed.

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How London’s new underground farms will revolutionise the way we source our food

lundergTom Webster, co-founder of GrowUp Urban Farms, with farm manager Oscar Davidson.

Growing Underground, GrowUp Urban Farm and FARM:shop may just be the tip of the iceberg. ‘Planners are starting to plan growing into cities,’ says Dring

By Nick Curtis
Evening Standard
June 9, 2016

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But the biggest bar to the future of urban farms may be consumer squeamishness. When Steven Dring tells ordinary punters what he does, ‘they all think it’s about genetic modification, or Frankenfood’, unaware that most rural growers use industrial techniques far removed from traditional ideas of farming. Nevertheless, the urban farming movement appears to be catching on. ‘We get approached by developers and architects who love the idea of putting a growing space in their building for people to interact with,’ says Hofman, ‘which is a fantastic idea, but not how you get the scale of food production to feed people.’

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