Almost a third of respondents spend anywhere between a quarter and a half of their household income on food, according to a survey by the District of Saanich.
By Wolf Depner
Nov 9, 2016
Mary Wolfe, who gardens at Capital City Allotment, says food security is a big issue for her, noting that she grows anywhere between 70 and 80 per cent of the vegetables that she consumes annually.
This figure, she says, makes up a “significant” share of her total annual food consumption. “If I don’t grow it, mostly, I don’t eat it.”
November 15, 2016 Comments Off on Allotment Gardens Combat Food Costs in Sannich, BC
In a gated community in Whitefield, efforts are underway to establish a full-fledged community farm within the premises. With less than 40 people working on it on weekends, the farm is already a hit among its residents, especially children.
By Nirupama V
The Economic Times
Nov 10, 2016
When he was a little boy, Harshvardhan Shitole’s grandmother taught him to how to grow a plant. When he moved to the city, he continued growing plants in his balcony but was never satisfied. A year ago, Shitole, along with five other families, decided to ‘give life’ to an empty plot in their neighbourhood, near the Jayadeva hospital flyover.
They made a compost pit, brought cow dung from a goshala nearby and set out to grow tomatoes and greens. “Our intention is not to take the produce back,” he said. “It is an unfenced plot.
November 15, 2016 Comments Off on India: Bengaluru city slickers cultivate farming habits in vacant plots
Four years into his farming career, the 31-year-old is the president of YYC Growers (a co-op of urban and rural farmers in the Calgary area), tends to 14 plots in his area and operates a personal farm out of his own inner-city backyard.
By Kerianne Sproule and Leah Hennel,
Nov 7, 2016
As an urban farmer, he partners with homeowners in Calgary’s West Hillhurst neighbourhood, transforming their backyards into large-scale gardens. Kocher plans, preps and tends to their backyard plots and harvests the resulting crops. In return, the homeowners receive a portion of the farm-fresh veggies (Kocher also sells some of the produce to local restaurants and markets), and their backyards are no longer sitting stagnant.
November 15, 2016 Comments Off on Calgary: Urban farmer Kye Kocher transforms backyards into large-scale gardens