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Canada: Regina food bank greenhouse fills shelves with garden-fresh goods

The greenhouse currently uses 48 vertical towers and they are growing a variety of crops such as broccoli, cabbage and many others.

“Growing our own food as a food bank is a really good way to look at what we do on a bigger scale and provide not only fresh food but also education to the clients and community about where food comes from, what it looks like, what it smells like, what it tastes like,” she said.

CBC News
Dec 09, 2017

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The centre of each tower is filled with compost which is produced by red wriggler worms, who live in bins at the greenhouse. These worms are fed waste the food bank won’t be using, with the worms converting 31 kilograms of inputs each week into fertilizer. This fertilizer in turn is fed back into the garden towers as nutrients for the plants.

“It’s vertical gardening and indoor growing. Controlled environments are definitely a popular thing right now,” said Wenger.

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North Carolina: Vegetables to sprout on greenways, fruit in parks as part of Asheville food plan

Carolina Arias, Bountiful Cities Asheville Buncombe County Community Garden Network Coordinator, holds up a sign celebrating urban farming. Photo: Courtesy of Carolina Arias.

“You will see more food growing on our greenways, at our community centers, in our parks and hopefully with our partners in other public spaces as well,” said Smith.

By Joel Burgess
Citizen Times
Dec 11, 2017

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ASHEVILLE – The city has endorsed a plan to fight malnutrition by turning pieces of parks, greenways and other public lands into urban farms.

That’s according to a new “Food Policy Action Plan” backed by farmers, anti-hunger activists and most recently the City Council.

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