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UK: The new urban farm in Plymouth that will teach children in a very different way to school

The council wants to build this facility in the future.

Soon there will be cows, goats, rabbits and chickens all living in the middle of Plymouth on the edge of a housing
estate.

By Sarah Herald
Plymouth Herald
June 03, 2017

Excerpt:

Plans to create a community farm at Derriford Community Park have taken a step forwards after the council formally submitted plans to revamp a former dairy building.

The renovations of the old dairy at the farm will provide a space for schools and colleges to learn more about farm life and will also house a facility for keeping animals.

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Florida: Fleet Farming launches in Jacksonville – Grow a garden in your yard without lifting a finger

More than 55,000 households don’t have easy access to fresh food in Duval County.

By Letisha Bereola
Action News Jax
Apr 28, 2017

Excerpt:

Here’s how it works: A homeowner donates their lawn and some cash for startup costs. Then a group of volunteers tend to the garden—you don’t have to lift a finger. You keep a share of the crop—the rest goes to local farmer’s markets or restaurants.

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