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This, My Garden, Has Been To Me

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Photographs by Dennis Santella

SPQR Book Launch and Signing on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Affirmation Arts.
523 W. 37th Street, NY, NY 10018

In This, My Garden, Has Been to Me, Dennis Santella has created an elegiac document of formal and improvised greenspace in Harlem during a period of rapid change in the neighborhood.

The author: “I spent four years, from 2008-2012, mapping and photographing nearly 200 gardens, former gardens, and empty lots within the historic boundaries of Harlem.”

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A New Urban Compost Facility Opens in the City of Vancouver

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Hop Compost today launched its urban compost facility, in which it expects to save 2,000,000 pounds of food waste and more than 4,000,000 pounds of emissions over the next 12 months.

Hop Compost Ltd.
Oct 5, 2016

Since the City of Vancouver Organics Disposal Ban, compostable waste has been hauled to facilities in Richmond, Delta, and rural sites that require up to two-hour roundtrips heavy in trucking emissions. Several facilities have been at the centre of odor complaints, primarily due to challenges in process control with outdoor composting techniques.

Hop’s facility uses patented indoor technology that seals the composting process within computerized vessels. It’s so finely tuned, composting takes just 11 days instead of 6 months. Using live data for 24/7 process control, Hop technology has been proven to run free of odor, methane, and leachate for urban zoning.

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Darius Jones: An ‘Eco-Hero’ for his work with urban agriculture

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From Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015

Chicago, IL, USA. Darius Jones was born and raised in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood on the city’s west side. He first became interested in urban agriculture while serving a five-month sentence in the Vocational Rehabilitation Impact Center’s garden program in 2010. In 2011, he enrolled in the nine-month Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship program and received his certificate in October of that year.

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