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City Farmer featured in ‘Sustainable Gardens’ episode – Metro Vancouver TV

Lynsey Dobbie, Garden Educator, City Farmer/Compost Demonstration Garden

The Sustainable Region TV Series
Episode 7
Metro Vancouver
July 6, 2016

The landscaping at the Annacis Research Centre and the City Farmer Demonstration Garden exemplifies sustainable approaches outlined in Metro Vancouver’s new, online Grow Green Guide. And we look at an herbal alternative to a grass lawn.

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Kale in the Canadian Arctic: Inside an igloo greenhouse that could inspire fresh food production in the North

qunatRyerson University student Ben Canning founded a group called Growing North, which built a cutting edge greenhouse on the Arctic Circle in Naujaat, Nunavut. (Havard Gould/CBC News)

Facility could cut vegetable costs in half for hamlet on the north shore of Hudson Bay

By Havard Gould
CBC News
Jul 29, 2016

Excerpt:

Ben Canning plucked a green leaf from a young kale plant and carefully placed it in a clear plastic bag.

After nearly three years of work, the 21-year-old Ryerson University student was harvesting the first crop from an innovative greenhouse built right on the Arctic Circle, an igloo-shaped structure he hopes will be the first of many in northern communities.

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The no-stink, no-mess, biodegradable food scrap container that goes right into your compost

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Made from 100% recycled corrugated boxes

By Gabe, Greg and Glenn
PostModern

The idea for {POST}MODERN grew (literally) from stinky plastic buckets in our families’ kitchens. About 10 years ago, our hometown of Seattle started curbside collection of food scraps. We loved the idea of composting food waste, but the countertop containers and compostable bag liners were disgusting, wet, stinky additions to our homes. So, we started working on ways to make collecting food scraps easy and clean.

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New community garden, farmers market planned for Detroit’s east side

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Wolverine Human Services, state kick off $50,000 crowdfunding campaign

From their fundraising page:

The Project

We plan to build a community garden and training site that will be cultivated by the residents of the streets surrounding the Wolverine Center and the John S Vitale Community Center. It will include the following key components:

A community garden with raised beds and paved pathways for growing herbs and vegetables that meets ADA Accessibility regulations.

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