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New Zealand: Construction of Christchurch’s new edible garden and cafe to start 2017

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An early design for Otakaro Orchard.

The project is being driven by the Food Resilience Network, a collaborative group of about 30 organisations which have joined forces to encourage a strong local food economy.

By Liz Mcdonald
The Press
November 3 2016

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Project co-ordinator Chloe Waretini, of the Food Resilience Network, said it would be Christchurch’s most regenerative building.

It would not only be about resources such as water, energy and food, but also about making cities “more dynamic, lively and people-centred”, Waretini said.

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Press releases: Urban agriculture “serving the fast growing legal cannabis industry”

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PureAgro Creates Largest U.S. Supplier of Urban Agriculture and Hydroponics Tech and Equipment and ARCTURUS Begins Construction Roll Out For Rhode Island Urban Farm

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Nov 2

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Arcturus Growthstar Technologies Inc. Rhode Island also has Medical Marijuana laws that allow urban farms such as ours to make build out designated areas to cultivate cannabis for medical purposes.

We are excited to have Jim Coull and his team of construction professionals on board with us in the development and construction of our Rhode Island farm, which can grow both leafy greens as well as cannabis,” says Mr. William Gildea, Arcturus Growthstar Technologies, Inc.’s CEO and Chairman.

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Indianapolis has deep roots in urban ag

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Hoosiers don’t just grow foods in the countryside, where acres of land are open for planting. They grow food in backyards and kitchen windows — in alleyways and on rooftops.

By Erica Quinlan, Field Editor
AgriNews
Oct 31, 2016

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During World War II, Victory Gardens were encouraged by the U.S. government to encourage citizens to grow their own food.

“The response we had was pretty amazing,” Toner said. “In Indiana, by 1945 we had gathered up more than 800,000 Victory Gardens. By 1945, Indiana’s Victory Gardens produced almost $11 million in wholesale dollars — nearly $26 million in retail value.

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