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Canada: Made-in-Toronto devices aim to make indoor gardening simple

Modgarden founder Aamar Khwaja. Photo by Samuel Engelking.

Consumer demand for cannabis-centric systems is also high

By Rae Ann Fera
Now
November 24, 2017

Excerpt:

Of course, when people think of growing herbs indoors, a different variety comes to mind.

With federal legislation legalizing marijuana, including growing at home, coming in July 2018, that other herb is on the radars of Modgarden and HiGarden.

HiGarden has already designed a four-pot prototype of the VIGA in anticipation of the four-plant growing limit the law will allow, but beyond that, no modifications have been made, largely because weed is still illegal.

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November 30, 2017   No Comments

Scotland: “I wrote this story as a tribute to my allotment.”

Yuri Gagarin – the first man in space.

‘Foodie Tips Courtesy of Yuri Gagarin’

By Sherry Morris
Scottish Book Trust
2017

Excerpt:

I didn’t know why I was reluctant to begin planting, to get growing. Or why I felt indifferent to what I had just put in. I decided I was restless; I’d been spending too much time at the allotment, I needed a break and went to a nearby park. There, I discovered a statue of Yuri Gagarin – the first man in space – marking his visit to the UK in 1961. I didn’t know much about the cosmonaut but I knew Russian cuisine: borscht, rye bread, boiled potatoes, stuffed cabbage rolls, beetroot salads, garlic cloves, and nearly every dish covered in sour cream or mayonnaise. Heavy food for a man whose mission was to fly through space amongst the stars. Funny he could consume all that heaviness and still fly.

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New Northeast Portland food center to unite restaurants, urban farms

A new food center to be housed in the old Delphina’s Bakery.

The space will function as a very well-equipped commissary kitchen, featuring both a massive walk-in fridge and freezer, an extensive cookbook library, double dish pits and a separated baker’s stall

Oregonian
Nov 22, 2017

Excerpt:

In food circles, Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood might be best known for two things: it’s patchwork of urban farms, and the unlikely collection of quality restaurants lining Northeast 42nd Avenue.

A new food center coming to the old Delphina’s Bakery seeks to unite these two elements with a restaurant, a bakery, a green grocer and more.

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