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Los Angeles, California 1977: Urban garden in Bunker Hill with downtown buildings in background

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Iowa It’s Not

By John Malmin, (photographer)
Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection

Corn grows bravely in downtown smog in garden near First and Hope Sts. Crop was planted by Bunker Hill residents.


January 12, 2018   No Comments

India: Seminar on promoting spice farming in cities

Black Pepper Plant.

Farmers participating in the seminar will be provided with technologies for growing spices such as black pepper, ginger, turmeric, chilli, coriander, mint, curry leaf, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and garcinia on terraces/front yards

Staff reporter
The Hindu
Jan 4, 2018


The Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) is organising a two-day seminar on ‘Spices for urban horticulture’ to equip the urban/periurban population produce safe-to-eat spices.

The move assumes significance in the wake of reports on excessive pesticide residue in spices and condiments procured from the market.

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17,000-square-foot rooftop farm coming to North Bethesda

Washington D.C. based ‘Up Top Acres’ is preparing for its biggest project yet: a 17,000-square-foot rooftop farm at North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose mixed-used development

By Jeff Clabaugh
January 4, 2018


It will offer a membership program, called community-supported agriculture, to both Pike & Rose office workers and residents.

“It’ll be about $25 worth of fresh produce a week. They’ll get anywhere from eight to 10 items per week,” Up Top Acres co-founder Kristof Grina told WTOP.

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