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Northern Ireland’s ‘The Gardening Group’ has thousands of followers across Facebook and YouTube

I spent between the years of 30 and 39 looking for something to do with my extra spare time as my children had grown up and so I fell in love with gardening,” says Bill Love

By Darryl Armitage
Newsletter
Aug 14, 2017

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“There is something very special sitting on your allotment on a summer’s evening with a glass of wine and listening to the birds sing, it’s pure heaven.”

For anyone thinking about taking on an allotment Bill has this advice.

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Urban farm coming to downtown Mobile, Alabama

FOX10 News | WALA

“All year long — we will produce every single week… We harvest close to 10,000 plants. Lettuce, herbs, salad mixes,” said Speetjens.

By Lee Peck
Fox 10
Aug 13, 2017

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Dale and Angela Speetjens are the masterminds behind Shipshape Urban Farms. Angela has a background in horticulture and will manage the farm. They’ll use eight repurposed shipping containers, they’ll grow the equivalent of a 20-acre farm on a 1/4 of an acre.

They’ll use a process called hydroponics — an efficient method of growing plants without soil in nutrient rich water. It maximizes the process from start to finish and takes the environmental pressures out of the equation.

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August 20, 2017   Comments Off on Urban farm coming to downtown Mobile, Alabama