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Vancouver Urban Farming Forum: A Success! 138 attendees, and over 30 presenters and moderators

As a convening organization, we are pleased to bring together speakers with extensive experience in the food and farming sector who are working in diverse and creative ways toward an increasingly vibrant and resilient local food system.

By the Vancouver Urban Farming Society
The Forum was held on Nov. 26, 2016

Excerpt from program:

Karly Pinch, Shady Acre Farm
Karly Pinch started shady acre farm in 2015, after a season as an organic farm apprentice and graduating from the UBC Farm Practicum in sustainable agriculture. she came to farming from a passion for having a positive environmental impact in her career. Karly also works as a program coordinator and environmental educator.

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London, Ontario: Hungry for Urban Agriculture

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(Gabor Sass photo)

Over the course of the day, there were more than 250 people who came to listen to 12 knowledgeable speakers on various aspects of urban agriculture.

By Glen Pearson
Special to Postmedia Network
December 2, 2016

Excerpt:

Gabor Sass, one of the community organizers of the conference, agreed, noting the key takeaway he got from the conference was “the establishment of a unique public-public partnership between city staff and citizen organizations.”

What will all this mean for London? Citizens will spot more community gardens, edible forest gardens, emerging forms of animal husbandry, aquaculture, expanded horticultural opportunities, and perhaps urban beekeeping in coming years.

In short, it will lead to the furtherance of cultivating, processing and distribution of local food in our region.

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SproutsIO – Growing Personal Produce

The system is modular, enabling a grower to have one or multiple devices controlled seamlessly through the SproutsIOGrow mobile app.

From their website:

The SproutsIO device is the home of your microgarden, designed to monitor and nurture your produce. The device is equipped with WiFi connectivity, environmental sensors for monitoring both plant and ambient conditions, camera, high efficiency LED lighting, and an electronic mister. The thoughtful design allows for ease of use and maintenance wherever you live, work, and play.

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