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Walmart Foundation Gives $25,000 to Arkansas Community Garden

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Miller hopes with the new equipment to increase the number of raised beds to 60 this spring.

Southern Arkansas University
Feb 2017

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“With the tractor and mower, we will be able to maintain the grounds and make them a showplace,” said Miller. “I want to get the word out to the community that using these garden beds is a fun thing to do and meet new people, we can help with gardening tips, and it’s free.”

The community garden area also hosts other agriculture educational areas with an orchard, vineyard, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, a garden, and forage and turfgrass plots. The teaching area and raised beds share a compost shed. Miller feels that this is an excellent way for the campus and community to learn about and experience agriculture. He is also excited about the campus and community interaction.

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North Texas: Tree Folk Urban Farm

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Andrea and Matt Gorham.

Three different rooms inside their house have been developed into labs for growing and experimenting on plants.

By Kyle Martin
North Texas Daily
Feb 1, 2017

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The meticulous organization stands out at the Tree Folk Farm and without it, nothing would work as it should. Among the chickens, trees, fruits, vegetables, seedlings and spores are Andrea and Matt. On their farm, everything has a place and a purpose.

On their 1.3 acre plot of land, the Gorhams have chickens, a goat named Oreo, persimmon trees, tomatoes, assorted fruits and vegetables. Most crucial to their farm right now, however, is the 40-60 pounds of specialty mushrooms they grow and sell at $6-$10 per pound to locals and local businesses around the DFW area.

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11 NYC Urban Agriculture Organizations to Follow on Social Media Right Now

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Twitter: 1,336 followers, Instagram: 422 followers, Facebook: 2,217 likes

By Heidi Andrianos
NYC Food Policy Centre
Jan 17, 2017

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East New York Farms!

Twitter handles/hashtags: EAST NEW YORK FARMS!, @ENYFARMS

Instagram handles: enyfarms

Facebook name: East New York Farms!

Overview: Our work includes two weekly farmers markets, a Youth Internship Program serving 35 children, a gardener assistance program, maintenance of three farms, a mini-grant program, and a Community Educator program that leads over 85 cooking demonstrations per year.

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