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Atlanta’s urban farmers show creativity growing food in the city

atlaxOne of Freewheel Farm’s three city farms, this one in Grant Park, is devoted to growing herbs. Wire hoops over rows provide a structure for plastic or fabric row cover to protect the herbs from early or late frosts. / Photo credit: Freewheel Farm

Any patch of land can become a farm.

By C. W. Cameron
Atlanta Journal Constitution
July 1, 2016

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Some ply their trade on dozens of acres far from city lights, while others weed their gardens within sight of schools, golf courses or the Georgia Dome. All sell at local farmers markets or through a community-supported agriculture program, or both.

Andrea Ness and Andy Friedberg are farming about 1¼ acres along the Westside Trail of the Beltline. They’re Aluma Farm, and they have a lease with Atlanta Beltline Inc. to garden on a 5-acre former industrial lot at the intersection of the Adair Park, Oakland City and Capitol View neighborhoods.

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‘We need German Germans’: Berlin garden colony under fire for rejecting Turkish families

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According to the man, the colony already has too many ‘non-Germans,’ especially people of Turkish origin, with around 25 percent of members having an immigrant background.

RT.com
July 1, 2116

Excerpt:

A public garden colony in Berlin may be sued for its refusal to provide allotment spaces to Turkish families, explained by already having too many ‘non-German’ members.

“We are open-minded, but somewhere there has to be a limit for social proportions. We want a neighborhood colony,” a high-ranked member of the Kolonie Frieden (Peace Colony), who opted to stay anonymous, told The Local.

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