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Urban Ag: A Focus Of University of California Global Food

When I come here, I’m free: Youth voices in urban agriculture. Dec 2016. (Must see. Mike)

The UC Food Observer is made possible by the UC Global Food Initiative, which was launched by University of California President Janet Napolitano in 2014.

By Rose Hayden-Smith
UC Food Observer
Dec 9, 2016
(Rose is trained U.S. historian, her research focuses on food policy, and the role of gardens in community food security.)

Excerpt:

This ambitious initiative is addressing one of the most compelling issues of our time: how to sustainably and nutritiously feed a world population expected to reach 8 billion by 2025.

The UC initiative is pulling together all 10 campuses, five medical centers, UC’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the UC Office of the President to achieve these goals.

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December 17, 2016   Comments Off on Urban Ag: A Focus Of University of California Global Food

Detroit’s Oakland Avenue Urban Farm has snagged a $500,000 grant from ArtPlace America


The Oakland Avenue Urban Farm Team, in front of the Farm’s Community House in Detroit’s North End. Click on image for larger file.

Largest urban farm in Detroit’s North End will transform into a five-acre landscape combining art, architecture, sustainable ecologies, and new market practices

By Robin Runyan
Curbed Detroit
Dec 9, 2016,

Excerpt:

Within this two-year project, these groups will:

Explore ways to reactivate existing architectures with innovative locally rooted programming,
Take the site off-grid by creating artful and functional infrastructures,
Foster worker-owned businesses as economic drivers, and
Integrate the arts into the fabric of community life.

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December 17, 2016   Comments Off on Detroit’s Oakland Avenue Urban Farm has snagged a $500,000 grant from ArtPlace America