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95-year-old Landscape Architect, Cornelia Oberlander, Describes Her Mother’s Gardening Book

Horticulturist Beate Hahn published ‘The Garden Primer for Kids and Mother’ in 1935.

By Michael Levenston
City Farmer
Mar 14, 2017
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At her home/office in Vancouver, Canada’s famous landscape architect shows us one of her mother’s books on gardening. The book’s artist, Ursel Bartning (1905 – 1990), featured Cornelia in many of the images throughout the book including the cover.

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Liberia, Africa: FAO And GOL Agree To Promote Urban/Peri-Urban Agriculture And Sustainable Forest Management


(Right) Dr. Charles McClain, Deputy Minister for Planning and Development, signed the agreement on behalf of GOL, and (Left) Mr. Marc Abdala, FAO Country Rep. signed for FAO.

At least 1,500, mostly women and youth farmers in the targeted counties, are expected to benefit from the TCP.

By Judoemue M. Kollie
Daily Observer
Mar 9, 2017

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) recently signed two project agreements to promote urban and peri-urban agriculture in vegetables and poultry and the sustainable management of Liberia’s forest sector.

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Author Lorraine Johnson’s talk on the “City Farmer”


Johnson at the Central Ontario Agricultural Conference in Barrie, Ont. on Saturday March 4, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network.

From “green roof” to Community Garden, urban agriculture has been experiencing a boom.

By Miriam King
Bradford Times
March 8, 2017

Excerpt:

Over the past 7 years, “urban agriculture has really infiltrated our culture,” says Lorraine Johnson, author and editor of Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly.

It’s nothing new: during World War II, homeowners in cities were encouraged to transform lawns and flowerbeds into “Victory Gardens,” augmenting the food supply.

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