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UK: North Yorkshire village rallies after devastating allotments blow


David Croll, a trustee at the Langcliffe Community Garden Charitable Trust who lost his allotment, and Pat Smelt, another former allotment holder, looking at the future plans for the garden.

Growing your own is all part of the ‘escape to the country’ dream so when the village of Langcliffe lost its allotment, after more than a century of harvesting homegrown fruit and vegetables at the site, it was a devastating blow for the local community

By Ben Barnett
Yorkshire Post
Dec 12, 2016

Excerpt:

Speaking to Country Week in March last year, two months after the eight plots were removed by landowner Langcliffe Hall Estate, one local of the North Yorkshire village, Pat Smelt, described the loss of the space as “the most devastating incident to occur in the village in the past ten years”, other than the closure of the village school in 2007.

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City Growers: NYC Food Based Community Organization


Photo credit: ©Valery Rizzo / Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm

City Growers teaches kids about where food comes from and why it matters.

By Alexina Cather
New York City Food Policy Centre
Dec 12, 2016

Excerpt:

Latest project/campaign: With the rise of urban agriculture comes the rise of urban agriculture education. City Growers’ Education Conference (CGEC) brings together urban farm education programs, gardeners, non-profits, and teachers to celebrate and share knowledge about farming and gardening education in New York City. Through farm education, we aim to create myriad opportunities for youth to meaningfully interact with the natural world and reconnect with food’s origin from the earth. The 2nd annual CGEC will occur on February 11, 2016 at PS 20 in Brooklyn.

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