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Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, argues that as population grows there is a greater need for green, open space

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City of Sydney, Australia Community Gardens.

“Community gardens turn pockets of urban space into productive organic gardens where residents can grow their own food,” Clover Moore said

By Nicole Frost
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Oct 11, 2016

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A few suburbs across in Newtown, Marrickville Council’s Turtle Lane Community Garden has proved a hit with local residents.

There are 25 plots in the garden and a waiting list for eager residents to take part.

Martin moved around the corner eight years ago and started in the garden shortly afterwards.

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Paris, France launches licenses to ‘green’ (végétaliser) all you want

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The goal by 2020 is to green Paris on more than 100 hectares with a third devoted to urban agriculture

This article has been roughly translated by Google Translate from La Relève et La Peste
By Christophe Noël et Jean-Pierre Viguié / Mairie de Paris
Oct 6, 2016

Roughly translated:

Here’s good news! Passed unnoticed this summer, this law passed by the elected council of Paris on July 1, and allows Paris residents to acquire a permit to green/grow on the place that you like best! A very nice alternative to green our cities from the 100% concrete …

Paris is one of the least “green” capitals where one finds relatively little space and almost no real green lung, as there are in London or Central Park. The mayor of Paris has made a strong move this time with her 100% green proposal. We see real, bold proposals for the French capital. The goal by 2020 is to green Paris on more than 100 hectares. All alternatives are in the proposals. Roofs, walls and facades can and will be grown on, a third will be devoted to urban agriculture. This proposals is long overdue. The proposal was passed under a near media blackout.

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