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Nairobi Establishes a Framework from Which Urban Agriculture Can Flourish

According to the Kenyan news outlet Mediamax, the government is developing urban farming projects in all 17 of Nairobi’s sub-counties.

By Cameron St. Germain
New York City Food Policy Centre
Jan 2018

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The objectives of the Act are to:

Contribute to food security through the development of agriculture in the county by empowering the people and institutions through allowing and facilitating agricultural activities for subsistence and commercial purposes.

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A Backyard Garden Grows in Florida

Florida Institute of Technology master’s student Zach Eichholz, an intern at Satellite Beach City Hall, tends to plants at the city’s future community garden. Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today

A Harris Interactive survey found that 74 percent of all U.S. households participated in lawn and garden activities in 2016, which rose from 70 percent in 2013 and 2014. The increase in participation levels is credited with a growing interest in food growth.

Katie Parsons
Florida Today
Jan 1, 2018

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For families that want to start gardening, but don’t have a place to do it, community gardens can fill the gap. The city of Satellite Beach offers a community garden area that consists of 20 garden beds that people can rent for one year for $50. A 660-gallon rain barrel irrigation system keeps the plants mostly watered and the garden bed renters pitch in on the additional watering, weeding and other maintenance tasks.

Nicholas Sanzone is the Environmental Program Coordinator for Satellite Beach and he says that creating a community space for gardening is part of the city’s long-term sustainability plan.

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