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Romania: ‘Kaufland Romania’ shops to turn roofs, parking lots into urban gardens

The food retailer announced that the vegetables, fruit, flowers will be used by the community.

By Georgeta Gheorghe
Business Review
July 18, 2017

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The company presented the results of the first study on the presence of urban gardening in Romania. According to the survey, 7 out of 10 Romanians are involved in urban gardening, by cultivating at their home vegetables, greens or fruit, in order to enjoy natural produce. While the balcony is the preferred spot for urban gardening for almost 50 percent of Romanians, 14 grow their produce in front of their block of flats, 8 percent in the suburbs and the rest headed for areas outside of the cities.

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The Longest Continually Operating World War II-Era Victory Gardens in The USA

Annie Volker pulls weeds at Wallace Gardens.

Columbus, Ohio: For more than seven decades, Grandview Heights’ Wallace Gardens have provided an urban oasis

By Alan Froman
Thisweeknews.Com
July 18, 2017

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The land for the gardens was donated by George Urlin, one of the early developers of Grandview.

In the 1930s, Urlin, whose home sat on the hill where Summit Chase now rises, donated the property across the street from his estate — running from Grandview Avenue west to Urlin and bordered by Goodale Boulevard on the north and the railroad tracks on the south — for use as recreational and green space.

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