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Canada: Palais des congrès de Montréal wins prestigious international innovation award for its Urban Agriculture Lab


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The Lab was among the 16 convention centre entries shortlisted for the award.

MONTRÉAL, July 5, 2017 /CNW Telbec/

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The Palais des congrès de Montréal was presented with the prestigious AIPC Innovation Award on July 4, 2017 at the AIPC International Association of Convention Centres Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia. The Palais was recognized for its Urban Agriculture Lab and its innovations in sustainable development. “We are proud of the sustainability leadership role we play within the industry through our tangible actions. By opening the Urban Agriculture Lab in tandem with partners like the Laboratoire sur l’agriculture urbaine (AU/LAB) and Ligne Verte, the Palais is fostering experimentation with new rooftop urban farming technologies and practices, and in the process, is also reducing heat islands in the city’s downtown core,” declared Raymond Larivée, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

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Compost Production For Metro Atlanta’s Urban Farms And Community Gardens

52 Urban Farms • 63 Farmers Markets • 169 School Gardens • 402 Community Gardens

Closing the Loop: Food Waste in Atlanta
Strategies to Increase Sustainable Compost Production for Metro Atlanta’s Urban Farms and Community Gardens.
Food Well Alliance
2017

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Urban farmers and community gardeners know how important healthy soil is to producing sustainably-grown, locally-sourced food and building community.

Food Well Alliance began focusing on soil’s importance to our food system in 2014. Prior to convening its Community-based Composting Working Table, Food Well Alliance conducted a local market research study, and learned:

An estimated 8,000 to 9,000 community gardeners are located within the following Metro Atlanta counties: Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett

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