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UK: Community fruit garden planted in the town of Didcot


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Amongst the supporters were town councillor Charlie Robertson, who said: “This is the kind of thing that should be happening more and more often. Not only does it improve the aesthetics of the town, but it also gets the whole community involved.”

Oxfordshire Guardian
Dec 8, 2016

Excerpt:

Dwarf fruit trees (apple, pear, cherry and plum), currants, raspberries and strawberries in raised beds have been planted outside Cornerstone Arts Centre as part of the community group’s ‘Incredible Edible Didcot’ project.

The event took place on plant beds next to Cornerstone Arts Centre in the midst of Didcot’s first food festival.

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December 16, 2016   Comments Off on UK: Community fruit garden planted in the town of Didcot

Singapore: Urban Farm’s Revenue is Expected to Hit More Than $1 Million in 2017


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Okinawa Spinach: It’s something that can be substituted for other vegetables that are bought in the store.

By Sarah Toms and Aimran Supardi
BBC
Dec 8, 2016

Excerpt:

Singapore is a small, metropolitan island that imports more than 90% of its fruit and vegetables. Spare land is scarce, but urban farming – on rooftops, footpaths and vacant lots – is slowly taking root.

That’s because Bjorn Low, the co-founder of a business called Edible Garden City, has been sowing the seeds of change over the last four years by championing local produce that’s still being grown in places by older plot farmers.

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December 16, 2016   Comments Off on Singapore: Urban Farm’s Revenue is Expected to Hit More Than $1 Million in 2017