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French Students to Travel West Coast of North America by Bike to Discover Urban Agriculture

2015 trip. L’agriculture urbaine a-t-elle les mêmes raisons d’être au Canada qu’aux USA? Phénomène de mode, manque de sécurité alimentaire, besoin d’un retour à la terre? Qu’est ce qui pousse les canadiens à manger leurs villes?

2018 Trip: We are beginning at San Diego and we finish at Vancouver.

By Audrey Michenaud-Rague
Second year student of AgroParisTech
Institute for Education and Research in Life Sciences, Agronomy, Food technology and Environment

Agrovelocity is an association led by three french students of AgroParisTech: Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences.

Their goal is to bike throw the West side of North America to investigate urban agriculture : from San Diego to Vancouver between april and august 2018.

The project has already been carried by two groups of boys; first, “Agrovelocités” in Europe (2014) and second “Agrovelocity” on the East side of North America (2015), but now girls start biking!

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Finland: A thicket of rules and a years-long queue await in Helsinki

Veteran green thumb Annaliisa Naskali has been gardening for 16 years. Image: Ilkka Loikkanen / Yle

Some amateur farmers may find themselves in a pickle, as inspectors dish out warnings over infractions like unattended weeds, insufficient cultivated land or their use of herbicides.

YLE
July 5, 2016

Excerpt:

Allotment groups want to ensure that untended lots are actively used, as hundreds of residents queue for free plots in many areas. In some cases, wanna-be gardening enthusiasts can find themselves waiting anywhere from a few years to up to a decade for a plot.

“Unfortunately there are a few cases where people want a plot to themselves but then they don’t do anything with it. Ideally all of the plots would be actively farmed,” said Katja Uski, head of the allotment association.

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Philippines: Urban design integrates urban agriculture through a strategic participatory approach

MALAKAS! 40-minute documentary film that tells the story of three barangays (villages) in Cagayan de Oro City

By Jeannette Tramhel in partnership with Manila filmmaker, Mario AV Guzman.
Published on Nov 12, 2010

MALAKAS! is a 40-minute documentary film that tells the story of how three barangays (villages) in Cagayan de Oro City in the Philippines were engaged in a community participatory process to design their own systems of organic waste management in support of local food production.

The film and the project it documents were made possible by a Graduate Research and Design ECOPOLIS Award from Canada’s International Development Research Centre. It was written, directed and produced by Jeannette Tramhel in partnership with Manila filmmaker, Mario AV Guzman. The video is available in English only.

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