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Canada: Shady Acres Farm, Richmond, BC

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CSA farmer in Greater Vancouver

Karly Pinch
Shady Acres Farm, Richmond, BC

Karly started Shady Acre Farm in 2015, after a season as an organic farm apprentice and graduating from the UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture in 2014. She came to farming from a passion for having a positive environmental impact in her career. Karly also works as an environmental educator.

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November 25, 2017   Comments Off on Canada: Shady Acres Farm, Richmond, BC

Dean of Purdue University’s College of Agriculture Discusses Urban Agriculture

Karen Plaut, interim dean of Purdue University’s College.

Urban agriculture is about more than just the number of farms in a city. It’s a way of viewing the entire food system, from farm to grocery store.

By Erica Quinlan
AgriNews Publications
Nov 16, 2017

Excerpt:

“Only 314 people are employed in the farm sector in Marion County,” she said. “But, as many of our FFA students have heard, if you eat, if you wear clothes — most of us are involved in agriculture or farming at some level.

“The university defines urban agriculture as the growing, processing and distribution of food crops and animal products by and for the local community within an urban environment.

“There’s a huge opportunity for careers in agriculture.”

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Korea: Lotus Farm is a Floating Urban Farming System

2017 Bronze Winner
Hydrokorea
taeung Kim, sunae Shin, sungho An, seungjun Lee, mirae Park

Excerpt:

Lotus pontoon is a future-oriented farming system with floating architecture that can solve problems about production, sale and distribution of crops in the urban area.

Production loss of crops in the process of distribution from farm-plantation to urban areas can
cause both economic loss and global warming by increasing methane and carbon dioxide gas.

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