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India: The urban farmers battling Bangalore’s concrete jungle

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A farm flanked by new apartment buildings in Varthur. Photo by Prabhu Mallikarjunan.

Students from the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism report from Bangalore in southern India.

BBC News
May 27, 2017
(Must see. Mike)

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The once-rural farming community is now part of eastern Bangalore, near the city’s mighty IT campuses. This rapid urbanisation has thrust urban farmers like Hanumanthappa, who is 45, into a fraught relationship with the city. They are confronted with a choice: continue farming under adverse conditions, or sell their land.

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La Bajada Urban Youth Farm grows in West Dallas

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“These youth interns get paid to come work on this farm and grow food and then we share the food with the community,”

By Tim Roberts
CW33
May 21, 2017

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“Coming here I’m not really used to being outdoors with the nature so learning how to plant and grow different seeds and getting my hands dirty was new to me,” said Grace Zamora, one of the students. “So it was difficult but I’m having a lot of fun doing it.”

And for these kids there’s an even bigger purpose than learning how to farm and making a little extra cash.

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