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United Nations FAO event on community gardens and urban food production

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Watch the event.

See the 137 minute video of the full event at the UN in New York City.

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Canada: 10,000 pounds of produce grown on Ryerson University own rooftop farm

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Click image to see larger file. Left to right: Ryerson University’s Urban Farm staff Agathe Chauvin, Jayne Miles, Kate Davies, Saba Zubair, Arlene Throness and Terri-Linn Zhou. By Samuel Engelking.

Downtown Toronto Rooftop

By Adria Vasil
Now
August 2, 2017

Excerpt:

Another locavore all-star. This past year, a whopping 50 per cent of the food dished out on campus came from “local, sustainable sources.” The most local of all? The 10,000 pounds of produce grown on Rye’s own rooftop farm and shared with their cafs and their Gould Street Farmers’ Market. Tuna salad lovers, rejoice: 99 per cent of their seafood is now certified sustainable. As with York University and pretty much every other campus using Aramark or Compass caterers, all their chicken should be more humane by 2024.

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San Fransisco: Urban Agriculture or More Housing?

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The proposed community agriculture center. (Image: The Greenhouse Project) Click image to see larger file.

One block of greenhouses is all that remains of Portola’s garden industry, and its future is uncertain.

By Nuala Sawyer
SF Weekly
Aug 2nd, 2017

Excerpt:

The plot of greenhouses at 770 Woolsey St. was built in the 1920s, one of 19 that financially sustained the neighborhood’s population, which, at the turn of the 20th century, was largely immigrants from Malta and Italy. It was part of the University Mound Nursery, owned by the Garibaldi family, and these greenhouses somehow survived the neighborhood housing boom of the 1970s and ’80s, staying open until 1994.

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