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City of Toronto Celebrates Its First Official ‘Urban Agriculture Day’

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“Wheres urban agriculture helps to achieve City of Toronto priorities such as promoting strong neighbourhoods, mitigating climate change and increasing access to healthy, local produce.

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Glorious Urban Farming Photographs by Valery Rizzo

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Her work appears in Print and Web across the globe.

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Bio:

Valery Rizzo is a Portrait, Food and Lifestyle photographer, interested in Urban Lifestyle and Agriculture. Her work appears in Print and Web across the globe. Client list includes, Magazines, Books, Restaurants, Advertising and Marketing agencies. In addition to her commercial work Valery is also working on a number of personal contemporary photography projects, one of which is a series for a book project focused on the rapidly changing borough of Brooklyn where she was born and raised. She lives in Park Slope and can often be found photographing urban farms, local producers, restaurants and the streets of Brooklyn.

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Erie City Council signed off on new zoning rules expand possibilities for urban agriculture within city limits

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Carrie Sachse.

“We have had significant interest, I would say 10 to 15 people … inquiring about purchasing lots from us.”

By Kevin Flowers
GO Erie
Sept 8, 2017

Excerpt:

Carrie Sachse is investing big-time in her favorite hobby — and trying to help the city of Erie grow in the process.

The 34-year-old Erie County Court employee and part-time Gannon University student recently signed a sales agreement with the Erie Redevelopment Authority for four vacant lots as part of a plan to launch her own produce-growing business on the parcels, now that Erie City Council has signed off on new zoning rules that expand possibilities for urban agriculture within city limits.

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