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New Orleans tour features four urban farms

Margaret Evans, a lifestyle educator and a family nurse practitioner, pets a goat at the Press Street Gardens. She was one of approximately 50 people touring four urban farms in New Orleans to learn more about the roles of community gardens. Photo by Craig Gautreaux/LSUAgCenter

The four farms visited were the VEGGI Farmers Cooperative, Press Street Gardens, Refresh Project and the Grow Dat Youth Farm.

By Kenneth Gautreaux
LSU Ag Center
12/5/2017

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Elliot Robinson, garden manager for Press Street Gardens, said the garden serves as a school garden for the nearby New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Students from the school visit it and incorporate lessons from many different subject areas.

Robinson said the tour offered him an opportunity to connect with others involved in urban farm projects.

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Grow Food Film

Documentary filmmakers seek to charge a global movement with one big idea: growing food can fix a majority of the world’s problems

Joe Rignola and Jessica Smith
Filmmakers

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We have traveled the U.S. to take a meet farmers, teachers, and leaders in the regenerative farming movement and were blown away by the impact they are making on the communities around them and beyond.

We found three awesome farmers in NY that we really connected with and believed in their practices. Our first farmer, Patty, has a very successful farm that caters to restaurants, as she is a chef herself.

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Brunei: Workshop provides knowledge to start urban farm

Brunei local agricultural business intelligence company, Agrome IQ, recently conducted its Sprout IQ Workshop on growing tomato at one’s backyard.

Borneo Bulletin
Dec 5, 2017

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The workshop held in Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd headquarter, Gadong, included educating participants with the climate and soil requirements, step-by-step processes in growing tomato such as treating the seeds and sterilising the soil medium, preventing and curing from diseases and pests associated with tomato plants, and on how to market their produce to generate income.

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