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National nonprofit aims to put gardens in 100 Detroit schools

Kimbal Musk, co-founder and CEO, Big Green, stands in a learning garden in Indianapolis.

Since 2011, it has created learning garden classrooms, with raised beds planted with fruits and vegetables and student seating areas, in Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and Chicago, serving about 250,000 students.

By Sherri Well
Crains
Jan 17, 2018

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The nonprofit plans to build its first learning garden in April and to have 100 in place within 2 1/2 years, Musk said. “Will be moving very fast.”

Big Green looks to build on the urban agriculture, community garden and school garden projects sprouting around Detroit.

School gardens have shown to be a powerful tool to improve test scores, Musk said.

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January 24, 2018   Comments Off on National nonprofit aims to put gardens in 100 Detroit schools

Singapore: This traveling farm wants to teach you how to grow your own edible greens

Photo: Urban Farm & Barn/Facebook

The Travelling Farm (TTF) runs gardening workshops and programmes in a specially retrofitted container with the objective of inspiring and promoting interest in gardening to the masses.

By Coconuts Singapore
Jan. 17, 2018

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As urban farming gains traction in cosmopolitan Singapore, people are increasingly interested in growing their own edible gardens. But not all of us are born with a green thumb — and that’s where The Traveling Farm steps in.

A roving initiative by urban farming consultancy Pocket Greens, the pop-up space will rotate between three different locations — Bougainvillea Park (where it sits now), Raffles Place Park, and Dhoby Ghaut Green — for three months each from now till Dec 5, 2020, so you’ve got plenty of time to make your way over.

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January 24, 2018   Comments Off on Singapore: This traveling farm wants to teach you how to grow your own edible greens