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A Day in the Life at Putnam Middle School – Birmingham, Alabama


This is a short story about Farm Lab Club, as told by Putnam Middle School students

Jones Valley Teaching Farm
December 8, 2016

Excerpt:

In 2012-2013, Jones Valley Teaching Farm launched the Good School Food program at Glen Iris Elementary in Birmingham, Alabama. Now in our fourth year, we implement Good School Food in seven Birmingham City Schools (5 of which are in one distinct feeder pattern in the Woodlawn community).

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Transforming city backyards into veggie farms in Quezon City, Philippines

Its metro-wide urban agriculture project with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) dubbed as the “ATIng Gulayan ng DA”.

GOVOH – The Official Gazette is the official journal of the Republic of the Philippines
Dec 24, 2016

In the face of today’s growing population, the Department of Agriculture (DA) sharpens its focus on food security and poverty alleviation through its metro-wide urban agriculture project with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) dubbed as the “ATIng Gulayan ng DA”.

To officially set this project in motion, the ATI spearheaded a series of roadshows in different barangays in Metro Manila to encourage local families to transform their backyards into vegetable gardens, starting with Barangay Old Balara in Quezon City.

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Nature Journal: ‘Agriculture – Sowing the city’


Aztecs farming on an artificial islands called a chinampa in Tenochtitlan. De Agostini Picture Library/G. Dagli Orti/Bridgeman Images

“Urban agriculture will be there when new challenges arise.”

By Laura Lawson
Nature 540, 522–524
International Weekly Journal of Science
22 December 2016

Excerpt:

Agricultural urbanism is entering a new phase as a framework to address community cohesion and food access. From Shanghai to Detroit, advocates are mapping the urban-agriculture landscape — highlighting the existence of vacant lots and ‘food desert’ neighbourhoods ripe for transformation. Often, this enables farmers to network, discuss shared concerns and advocate. A model is New York City’s Five Borough Farm, a project of the Design Trust for Public Space. Here, site documentation, metrics development and proposals for supportive policies and practices are managed collectively.

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