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UK: Falmouth and District Allotments and Gardens Society’s annual Produce and Flower Show

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David Angove, winner of the biggest cabbage.

Jenny Hudson; President’s Cup for the best kept plot on B site

Falmouth Packet
Aug 1, 2016

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Results.
The Julian’s Cup for the most improved plot in the first year of membership, George Davis; Plot Holder of the Year for the most improved allotment plot for members not in their first year, Chris Jenkins; President’s Cup for the best kept plot on A site, Jenny Hudson; President’s Cup for the best kept plot on B site, Mandy McFarland; President’s Cup for the best kept plot on C site, Dave Angove; The Blue Flame Shield for the best Top Tray, Dave Angove; Vegetable Shield for the most points in the vegetable section, Dave Angove; The Shed Cup for the best exhibit in the vegetable section, Dave Angove;

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Can Micro-Farms Take Root in Santa Ana?

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The Gospel Swamp Farm sits on 4.5 acres at the Orange County Heritage Museum. Photo by Kaitlin Washburn/Voice of OC.

People need to “take back their food … access to healthy food should be simple.”

By Kaitlin Washburn
Voice OC
Aug 2, 2016

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What’s happening at the Gospel Swamp can be seen as a model of what can be achieved through Santa Ana’s “wellness resolution,” a policy pushed for by community activists and adopted by the City Council in June 2015 aimed at preserving the city’s Latino identity and supporting community health.

The resolution requires city staff to “identify and analyze real property locations for potential micro-farms.” It goes on to say that city staff must also help to establish a “long-term lease agreement with a non-profit” for a micro-farm site that is at least half an acre in size.

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