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Canada: Three Urban CSA’s in Greater Vancouver

Riverside Farm CSA Box.

Riverside Farm, PLOTS, Hasting Creek Farm

Excerpts from their websites:

Riverside Farm

We offer a box size suitable for singles, couples, and small families!
We are committed to also growing organic Asian greens and vegetables, and are excited to offer this to our members.
We will be offering “add-ons” throughout the season – additional food items which we will source from other local food producers. Some of the add-ons may include: honey, fresh herbs, mushrooms, jams, and canned fruits and vegetables.
The “One Size Fits All” Box
Ideal for a single person, couple or small family.

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November 26, 2017   Comments Off on Canada: Three Urban CSA’s in Greater Vancouver

What Grows In Vegas Stays In Vegas

Harry Dodd waters collard greens at Zion Choice Neighborhood Community Garden.

It’s said that 106,000 children in southern Nevada regularly go hungry – a huge disadvantage for their physical and mental health, as well as their ability to perform well at school.

Wayne Roberts
Medium
Oct 11, 2017

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To the side is Rachel Smith of Zion Choice Neighborhood Community Garden Park. Las Vegas is described as a desert, and Rachel and her husband live in the north end of Las Vegas, which is described as a food desert, devoid of proper food retailers.

The desert springs to life in this one-acre community garden. Fairly simple and accessible tools, such as 40 raised beds, can turn a desert into a growth opportunity. A community that can form partnerships with food organizations is no longer deserted, and will not remain a desert.

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November 26, 2017   Comments Off on What Grows In Vegas Stays In Vegas

Seeds of change sown by juveniles and judge in this community garden in Bay St. Louis

“It gives these kids an ability to see that even where they are in life, they can still help other people,” said Hancock County Youth Court Judge Elise Deano. “I think that’s very, very important for us and for them.”

By Patrick Ochs
Sun Herald
November 18, 2017

Excerpt:

ince its debut in fall 2016, Ruth’s Roots has been doing its namesake proud.

Thanks in part to the Mississippi State Extension Service, Ruth’s Roots houses rows of salad tables, long garden boxes that will eventually be turned into “Mississippi” gardens with the state’s cash crops.

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