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Princess Royal celebrates 40th anniversary of ‘Farms for City Children’

The charity gives the chance to sample farming life to around 3000 pupils and 400 teachers a year.

By Peter Anderson
British Royals
Jan 21, 2017

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The charity has three farms; at Nethercott, Treginnis; a sheep farm on the Pembrokeshire coast, and Wick Court a Tudor manor house and livestock farm on the River Severn. The charity gives the chance to sample farming life to around 3000 pupils and 400 teachers a year. Princess Anne has been their Patron for over twenty-five years and during that time has visited the farms five times, three of which have been to Nethercott.

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Massachusetts awards $108,266 to five projects in support of the emerging urban agriculture sector

The Department of Agricultural Resources’ Urban Agriculture Program, through which the grants are funded, aims to increase the production, processing and marketing of produce grown in urban areas and provide city residents access to fresh food.

By Alex Newman
Somerville Patch
January 19, 2017

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“Urban farming has an opportunity to play a major role in the healthy food options available in Massachusetts communities,” said Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement. “Our administration is proud to support the Urban Agriculture Program and the anticipated economic and environmental benefits that urban farming initiatives will bring to residents of the Commonwealth.”

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