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UK: Heartbroken gardener stages sit-in protest after facing allotment eviction

Anke Wellhausen pictured at her allotment plot in Cavendish Road, Carlton.

Anke Wellhausen says she is being booted off the Robin Hood Allotments in Cavendish Road because her gardening techniques are not conventional.

By Matt Jarram
Nottingham Post
Aug 31, 2017

Excerpt:

She told the Post: “I would not say I was a bad gardener. I would love to know the reason for the eviction. I have only been given the standard phase which is non-cultivation.

“I have planted lots of new plants, I have put ground cover. It was overgrown when I took it on.

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Australia: Peri-urban farming: It’s a battle just to survive

Farmers on Melbourne’s outer urban fringe are battling right-to-farm conflicts, skyrocketing rates and the loss of rural services — and are being outbid by residential developers for land.

By Peter Hunt
The Weekly Times
August 29, 2017

Excerpt:

Recent high-profile right-to-farm disputes have come on the back of massive population growth, with peri-urban councils’ populations expected to grow by 45.32 per cent by 2031, compared with Victorian regional cities’ growth of 26.7 per cent.

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Queen City Acres Makes a Go of Urban Farming in Vermont

Farmer Ethan Thompson.

Thompson’s main plot produces mostly baby greens such as mizuna, mesclun from High Mowing Organic Seeds and red Russian kale

By Suzanne Podhaizer
Seven Day
Aug 29, 2017

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Thompson was on the verge of quitting when he found a YouTube series on profitable urban farming. “I was sitting at the computer, and what popped up is this fellow who’s making a living growing food in other people’s backyards,” he explained. “Seeing how other people had done it, I was finally able to envision how I might do it.”

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