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Canada: 1984 film – ‘My Urban Garden’ – Filmed in Halifax

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“As relevant today as it was when it was made.” Mike

By Polly Bennell, Director
National Film Board
1984 | 26 min

(Must See. Mike – City Farmer was consulted on this film in the early 1980’s)

Excerpt:

In this short film, Halifax gardener Carol Bowlby harvests a mouth-watering crop from her small backyard plot. In considering soil quality, lack of space and a short growing season challenges rather than obstacles, she offers a wealth of practical growing tips for urban gardeners. By heeding Bowlby’s advice, bountiful organic gardens work equally well on apartment balconies, in small or large city lots or in a rural setting.

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United Arab Emirates: A City in The Desert Will Simulate a Mars Colony – Include Vertical Farm

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The city is expected to include a giant greenhouse to test agricultural techniques, as well as laboratories designed to explore how to store food, generate energy, and get water.

By Leanna Garfield
UK Business Insider
Oct 4, 2017

Excerpt:

The firm is designing a city in the desert of the United Arab Emirates meant to simulate a Mars colony. The $140 million development near Dubai is slated to be “a viable and realistic model to simulate living on the surface of Mars,” according to the local government.

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Canada: Urban farm a bad idea, residents tell Langley City

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Ryan Hughes and about 40 residents living near the site of the proposed urban concept farm on the BC Hydro right of way told Langley City council they oppose the idea. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Proposal would convert BC Hydro right-of-way

By Dan Ferguson
Langley Times
Wed Oct 4th, 2017

Excerpt:

Ryan Hughes said it is an area of large lots that already have what amounts to urban gardens.

It would make more sense to make urban gardens more accessible to residents in high-density neighbourhoods like Douglas Crescent and the Fraser Highway, he said.

The right-of-way area is already heavily used by pedestrians runners, cyclists and dog owners, Hughes added.

“This is the wrong location,” Hughes said.

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