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Indiana: Community garden will offer ‘a more dignified free food experience’ for 13,000 residents of east-side food desert


Monarch Beverages, Lawrence Community Gardens, and the City of Lawrence combat the food desert problem building gardens on 6 acres on donated Monarch land. Kelly Wilkinson/IndyStar (Must see. Mike)

The community garden will be within walking distance for 20,000 residents. Moore also hopes to start a service that will drive produce to nearby neighborhoods.

By Adrianna Pitrelli
IndyStar
May 1, 2017

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Fruits and vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, bell peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, green beans, pumpkin and watermelon will be planted on the land being donated by Monarch, as well as more exotic plants like rainbow carrots and peanuts. They hope to grow about 800 pounds of food per week, enough to provide 13,000 people with the recommended serving of fruits and vegetables.

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Philippines: Mati City promotes backyard gardening

DAVAO. Green community. (Contributed Photo by Arjoy Ceniza)

Championing agriculture and environment conservation can happen within anyone’s backyard.

By Ace June Rell S. Perez
Sun Star Daveo
May 1, 2017

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Implemented initially in three barangays in the city (Central, Dahican, Makambol), the program is planned to be replicated in other 26 barangays in Mati within this year.

Vice Mayor and Barangay Integration for the Development and Action (Bida) Program director Glenda Rabat-Gayta said in an interview that this is to cater the growing demand of the program in each community.

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