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Canada: Urban Farming Works In Windsor

Bishop’s Urban Farm.

These are not large acreages, or acreages at all, for that matter. One of the plots is actually in their backyard.

By Ian Shalapata
The Square
17 October 2017

Excerpt:

The enterprising couple are simply returning city land to vegetable production sites. Instead of cutting their lawn in the summer, they go through a number planting, harvesting, and replanting cycles using the same soil beds with a goal of producing as many crops as is possible to meet the demand they are creating.

These are not large acreages, or acreages at all, for that matter. One of the plots is actually in their backyard. The secret, Kavanaugh told The Square, rests squarely in the types of crops that are grown along with systems to increase effectiveness and efficiency.

Certified organic seeds are also used to create an organic product.

The pair select fast growing high value cash crops such as spinach, kale, tomatoes, and wheatgrass. Microgreens, the shoots of such salad vegetables as arugula, Swiss chard, and beets are also grown. The shoots are picked after the leaves develop and are a popular salad accent.

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