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UK: Jeremy Corbyn’s devotion to his allotment is just what you want in a leader

Tending the soil, producing, transforming – not to mention getting away from the stresses, strains and smartphones of everyday life – is a delightful thing to do.’ Photograph: Felicity Nook

As an allotment holder, I think the Labour leader is bang on: however important a job, you do it better with balance in your life – which blooms if you tend a plot

By Fay Schopen
The Guardian
June 2, 2017

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Corbyn’s allotment has been quite the media star during his tenure as Labour leader – it’s certainly not the first time he’s said he will hang on to it no matter what transpires politically – but both public and media interest in his north London plot have been mounting as the election campaign ramps up.

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Iowa Urban Farmer Educates Community On How To Grow Produce Without Breaking The Bank

Community members learn about the business of urban farming

By Autumn Diesburg
Daily Iowan
June 25, 2017

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“Sometimes, it makes sense to grow greens and sell to restaurants,” Yagla said. “The [community-supported agriculture] worked for me.”

Yagla said his business plan relied on growing food as an extension of homesteading for community-supported agriculture, which Almitra said is a “member-based farm business.”

Members purchase either a full share for $750 or a half share for $375 in a farm, Yagla said. The program has a 30-week season lasting from the first week of May to the last week of November.

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