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London: An Experimental Farm on the River Thames Is Changing the Way City-Dwellers Eat

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On a jetty jutting into the River Thames, they’ve founded Farmopolis, a space to explore how this could work. The project forms the beginnings of a social, technological, and agricultural prototype for urban farming.

By Johanna Derry
VICE
Oct 3, 2016

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Farmopolis is a project that’s been several years in the making and is still in its early days. Ring is a landscape architect and founder of Wayward, the practice behind projects like the Helsinki Plant Tram, a mobile garden, and the Union Street Orchard, a pop-up forest in south London.

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Johannesburg, South Africa: Dumpsites turned into food gardens

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The small-scale farmers who turned illegal dumping sites in Marlboro and Lenin in the City of Johannesburg’s Region E into productive commercial food gardens are scaling greater heights.

Joburg.com
Oct 3, 2016

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Produce grown by these farmers – many of them women from the nearby Alexandra township – is sold to Spar outlets, Food Lovers Market, Joburg Fresh Produce Market, Mall of Africa and a number of restaurants in and around the Sandton area.

On Friday September 30, the small-scale farmers turned the open area around the City’s Region E office block into a farmers’ market after five co-operatives were invited to sell their fresh produce – which included spinach, spring onions and carrots – and by-products such as atchaar to municipal staff and other office workers in the vicinity.

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