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UK: Oxford City Farm group celebrate after signing a 40-year lease with Oxfordshire County Council

The pigs have been ordered, the shovels are sharpened and the champagne is chilling on ice.

By Petet Hughs
Oxford Mail
Mar 3, 2017

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Ms Mayer, a nurse at Helen and Douglas House children’s hospice in East Oxford, was first inspired by the city farms she grew up with in London.

She said: “I had seen what amazing resources they are for city kids to learn about food farming and animals, but what I love about them is that it is learning by doing; being surrounded by lovely animals.

“There are so many people who seem to get an immense therapeutic benefit from it.”

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March 9, 2017   Comments Off on UK: Oxford City Farm group celebrate after signing a 40-year lease with Oxfordshire County Council

Farm Your Yard: Lessons learned by the Director of Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

Carrie Hargrove shares her hard-earned wisdom about starting a garden. Farm Your yard is a regular segment on KBIA’s Thinking out Loud.

Carrie Hargrove: Something else that was hard for me to deal with in my early days of gardening was this concept of patience. I was really hard for me to accept that you can plant a seed in the ground, and it could take a week or more for anything visible to happen.

By Trevor Harris
Kbia
Mar 2, 2017

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The big reason I was intimidated was because reading all of those gardening books did clarify some things for me, but really was just too much information for me to absorb which led to the unfortunate outcome of me becoming possibly even more confused than I was before. The problem, which I only understand now in hindsight, is that I was making it too big in my head. I should have just dove in and been open to any mistakes that I was bound to make and learn from them.

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