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Nigeria: Angel Adelaja, my life as a city farmer

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Angel Oluwayimika Adelaja is the CEO of Fresh Direct Nigeria, a city farming initiative using stackable containers.

We hope to be able to onboard 10,000 youth in areas that cut across agriculture and urban farming, distribution, sales/marketing, ag-tech and automation and much more.

By Yetunde Oladeindeon
The Nation
December 04, 2016

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Fresh Direct Nigeria is city farming using stackable container farms! We bring fresh premium organic produce closer to market with our Container Farm Technology. Using hydroponics and vertical farming within a shipping container, our Container Farms are able to grow directly in urban areas. This means that production is brought closer to market or at market with ease.

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Inside a 17 Storey Vertical Farm – A Vision by Sweden’s Plantagon

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New movie shows details of how the building functions. Enjoy the view from the 16th floor ‘Urban Farmer’s Skybar’

Excerpt from recent news release.
“Dubai group buys key stake in Swedish Plantagon”
Stockholm Dec. 2016

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Plantagon’s landmark project The World Food Building in Linköping, Sweden, is attracting global attention and is seen by many as leading the development of large scale and sustainable food production in cities.

The building was recently awarded The International Architecture Awards 2016 by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

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Students’ Drawings Turned into Community Garden Mural in Georgia, USA

muralwClick on image for larger file. Winterville Elementary School students pose in front of mural. Photo by John Poark.

Athens’ Mayor Nancy Denson was on hand to be with the students.

Online Athens and
Flagpole
Dec 2, 2016

Adorning the wall of the old Spratlin Garage that faces the Winterville Community Garden is a new mural designed by children and supported by the City of Winterville and Winterville Arts Council. Artist Cameron Bliss Ferrelle and Judy Logue visited the art classes at Winterville Elementary School to lead third, fourth and fifth graders in creating drawings of objects found in a garden.

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