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Korean Urban Farmers, Cultivating Hope

Must see video. Link here.

“As soon as we enlarge our cultivation area and secure a sufficient yield, we hope to create a model for the 6th Industrialization of Urban Agriculture, which includes processing for commercial packaging.”

The World on Airang
Nov 13, 2017
(Must see video. Mike)

Excerpt:

Some farmers are now trying to make profits by farming, pushing it beyond a hobby. And they are here in Haengchon , central Seoul. Run by 23 urban farmers in the neighborhood, this farm received an official certification as an urban farming community last year. Their first goal was to build a farm that fulfilled their purpose. With a large outdoor farm 230m2(meter square) in size and 140 garden beds, every nook of the neighborhood is used as farmland. These farmers grow their own plants from seeds. Earlier this year, they planted and raised a total of 50 thousand seedlings and made some profit.

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Northern Ireland: Loyalist bonfire site transformed into £285,000 allotment in Belfast

The Rathfern Activity Area on a former loyalist bonfire site. Picture by Mal McCann

The Rathfern Activity Area includes 28 allotments

Brendan Hughes
Irish News
13 November, 2017

Excerpt:

In previous years the site has been used for an annual Eleventh Night bonfire.

The pyre in July was moved onto land adjacent to the new activity site while work on the council-funded projected continued.

A sign on a newly landscaped area of the activity site encourages people to “keep the park clean and free from litter”.

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Touring an Detroit urban vineyard

Blake Kownacki introduces the urban vineyard.

Detroit Vineyards (detroitvineyards.com), founded in 2014, is a unique urban winery and is the first operating winery in Detroit in more than 60 years.

By Emily Pochubay
Record Eagle
Nov 11, 2017

Excerpt:

According to Blake Kownacki, Detroit Vineyard co-founder, winemaker and vineyard manager, Michigan has one of the oldest wine industries in the country. Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the founder of Detroit, established a vineyard along the Detroit River circa 1702, one of the first in North America.

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