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Canada: Edmontonians get a taste of farm life in the middle of the city

“Today was about connecting urban folks to farming and food and where their dinner comes from, showing them how things are grown and just showing them the process of seed to the table,”

By Claire Theobald
Edmonton Journal
July 16, 2017

Excerpt:

Kennedy said many people underestimate the potential for growing produce in a small urban environment.

“Whether you have a balcony or a back yard, the potential to grow your own vegetables here is huge. We’ve got a longer season than you think, and there’s a hundred more crops than you can imagine we can grow here that are all edible,” Kennedy said.

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Cultural connections in urban farming

A view of Bartram’s Garden (Peter Crimmins/WHYY, file)

Bartram’s Garden in Southwest Philadelphia

WHYY Public Media
Radio Times
July 14, 2017

Excerpt:

Beets, black eyed peas, collard greens, and cabbage sprawl across four acres at the Farm at Bartram’s Garden in Southwest Philadelphia. This urban farm is unique because it grows cultural produce, employs youth and feeds communities.

On Radio Times Thursday, guest host Mary Cummings Jordan talked with Chris Bolden-Newsome, farm co-director, about motivating 27 young people who are employed by the farm.

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