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Urban Farm providing affordable healthy options in Jacksonville, Florida

“Many local merchants believe that people would not buy fruits and vegetables. But they would if given the opportunity,” said Maxey. He invites families to come to the Urban Farm to get exactly what they need.

By Ashley Harding
News 4JAX
Mar 3, 2017

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People in New Town said they just don’t have many resources for healthy living. That’s why, a community garden through Urban Geoponics is hoping to change that by providing healthy food that are affordable.

The garden is located at the Urban Farm at 3rd and Pearce streets in New Town.

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A Staten Island Urban Farmer


Zaro Bates and her husband, Asher Landes, farm land between two apartment buildings in Stapleton, Staten Island. They live at the complex, too. Credit Emon Hassan for The New York Times.

Zaro Bates operates and lives on a 5,000-square-foot farm on Staten Island, which may make her the city’s only commercial farmer-in-residence.

By Kenneth R. Rosen
New York Times
March 10, 2017

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Ms. Bates had hardly seen farmland as a child. Her parents, who moved to Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, in the early 1990s, rarely took the family upstate. They had the backyard of their home, but no green thumbs between them. The yard was a play space.

After graduating from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell, where she studied developmental sociology, Ms. Bates volunteered as a groundskeeper at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Mass.

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Medical Marijuana Company Donates Gardening Supplies, Expertise To Calgary Urban Farm Charity


Cam Battley, Senior Vice President with Aurora Cannabis Inc., stands in one of the ten marijuana grow rooms. Gavin Young/Postmedia.

“This is one of the single largest contributions we’ve had to the growing side of what we do,” Hughes said.

By Shawn Logan
Calgary Herald
March 6, 2017

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The donated pots and propagation trays are used for cloning cannabis plants that are among the 7,000 kilograms of medical marijuana being grown at the company’s central Alberta facility annually.

And the expertise, said Battley, will acquaint the Grow Calgary farmers with some of the latest practices in pesticide-free agriculture, using so-called ‘good bugs’ for pest control as well as other cutting edge cultivation tools.

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