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Urban agriculture on the rise in Columbia, Missouri

Click on image for larger file. An ambitious Agriculture Park on the old fairgrounds next to the Activity and Recreation Center and the Columbia Farmers Market.

He told us that the center has been seven years at its current site and last year alone donated more than 7,000 pounds of produce to the food pantry.

By George Kennedy
Missourian
Apr 13, 2017

Excerpt:

It turned out that, along with the exotic nourishment, the 100 or so of us in attendance got a useful reminder that “urban agriculture” is not the oxymoron it might appear to be.

Instead, what that term means for Columbia is, at the moment, a 1.3-acre mid-city cooperative garden and, just over the horizon, an ambitious Agriculture Park on the old fairgrounds next to the Activity and Recreation Center and the Columbia Farmers Market.

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Cuba: FAO Presents Views of Urban Agriculture

The Master Lecture ‘Increasing Urban and Suburban Agriculture’ delivered by Dr.Theodor Friedrich

Prensa Latina
Havana
Apr 21, 2017

FAO representative in Cuba, Theodor Friedrich, delivers here the master lecture ”Increasing Urban and Suburban Agriculture”, in the closing session of an international conference on this kind of food production.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) supports this and other agricultural development programs in Cuba through close cooperation.

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