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At 88 Mrs. Brown still tending to her East Side community garden in Wilmington, Delaware

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Wilmington resident Hazel Brown stands in the Hattie Phelan garden next to her East Side home.
Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

“She’s one of those people who stands out as such an example of a catalyst within her community and such an example of what one person can do: the impact one person over time can have in her community.”

By Megan Pauly
Delaware Public Media
Nov 4, 2016
(Must see. Mike)

Excerpt:

Theb 88-year-old Brown is a petite African American woman. But her spirit is larger than life.

And at the corner of her East Side neighborhood right next to her home is an urban oasis that matches that spunk. It’s called the Hattie Phelan Community Dream Garden.

Mrs. Brown pointed out historic East Side African American figures on a mural in the garden painted by Wilmington artist Roldan West.

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November 11, 2016   Comments Off on At 88 Mrs. Brown still tending to her East Side community garden in Wilmington, Delaware

‘Urban Agriculture Kit’ Featured in Oprah’s 2016 Gift Guide as Product of the Year

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Urban Agriculture Company. Link to product.

Urban Agriculture grow kits come with one pack of organic seeds, one portioned bag of organic soil, and a stylish urban grow container for your plant.

Chad Corzine, Founder
Urban Agriculture Co.
www.urban-agriculture.net

Excerpt:

That was when I founded the Urban Agriculture Company. I wanted to create something that made growing and maintaining a garden simple with little to no mess. The result: the urban agriculture organic grow kit. All of our grow kits come with one pack of organic seeds, one portioned bag of OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) certified organic soil, and one container in which to grow your plant. Our grow kits come with a container made from 100% recycled tea bags allowing for perfectly drained and aerated soil, not to mention a very cool urban look. Simplifying and combining everything needed for a perfect growing experience, plus direct sun and proper watering- we had designed what I had been looking for all along.

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Metro Atlanta Urban Farm Wins $222,663 USDA Grant

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“Securing this grant for the Urban Farm will create a healthier food source for many of our citizens.”

College Park
Themetroatalantaurbanfarm.com
Nov 5, 2016

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One notable aspect of the farm is that it specializes in growing year-round, and includes varieties of fruits and vegetables not typically grown in metro Atlanta’s climate. The farm recently installed solar panels, and collects water from underground springs for hydration.

Wilson says his vision and responsibility are simple. “Self- sufficiency, self-sustainability and every effort to protect the environment,” he added. “We don’t want anything to leave the farm, so we’ll compost, reuse water, collect solar energy and more.”

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