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FAO is implementing a micro-garden project in the city of Dakar in Senegal with a sub-regional outreach programme in The Gambia, Burkina Faso and Niger

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The initiative is also mobilising support that could lead to the success of micro-gardens in all urban cities in The Gambia.

By Bekai Njie
Observer Gambia
Sept 29, 2016

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She explained that the project has successfully introduced the concept of micro-gardens and provides training on establishing micro-gardens. Famers and school children were equally introduced to this new concept of gardening.

Sariyang M.K Joberteh, the Deputy Director General at the Department of Agriculture, said that a great potential is attached to horticultural crop production in The Gambia and that it has become a priority area for the government towards diversification, food security, poverty reduction, rural development and economic growth.

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Rooftop Wheat Field Harvested in Chicago

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“The kids didn’t know flour was part of wheat,” says Tracy Boychuk of Omni’s sister company, The Roof Crop

By Greg Beach
Inhabitat
Sept 27, 2016

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The would-be wheat farm is atop a landmark building that once housed the Polish National Alliance but now serves as Studio Gang’s headquarters. The rooftop was originally intended to be a wildflower meadow filled with many varieties of pollinator-friendly plants such as butterfly weed, black-eyed susan, and milkweed. Omni Ecosystems were hired late in the year for this project, which limited their sowing abilities. “We knew it would be a mixed bag for establishment, so we threw down this annual that would get us through the winter,” said Molly Meyer, CEO and Founder of Omni Ecosystems. “As it turned out, the wheat did really well.”

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