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

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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

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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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