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Civic Works’ Baltimore Orchard Project Launches ‘Moveable Orchard’ Initiative

Innovative program to increase accessibility to fresh produce for underserved communities

BALTIMORE, MD (April 5, 2018) — Civic Works’ Baltimore Orchard Project (BOP) announces the launch of a $15,000 crowdfunding campaign to establish “Moveable Orchards” in Baltimore’s vacant lots and community gardens. These portable fruit trees will serve as a source of sustainable nourishment for the city’s underserved neighborhoods.

Through Baltimore City’s “Adopt-A-Lot” initiative, residents and organizations have the option to improve vacant lots in their community. But with uncertain land tenure and poor soil quality, the Civic Works program and its partners saw an opportunity to take that initiative further and develop semi-permanent structures that keep trees mobile and thriving.

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The world’s first desktop Hive™ for growing edible insects

Start a food revolution out of your kitchen with the Hive™ and grow healthy, delicious and sustainable mealworms in your home. Sold by Livin farms $699.00

Easter Egg Hunt Recipe: No Bake Energy Ball/Eggs using 1/2 cup ground mealworms

Recipes for No Bake Energy Ball/Eggs

Ingredients:
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground mealworms
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
Combine oats, peanut butter, ground mealworms, chocolate chips, honey, chia seeds, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Cover and chill dough in the refrigerator 30 minutes.
Remove dough from refrigerator; roll into balls, about 1 inch in diameter.

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Canada: “We no longer own a shovel” – Langley, BC, community garden ravaged by thieves

Gardening tools, copper wiring and entire trees are just some of the things that have been stolen from the site, according to Smith, who estimates that they have lost $15,000 worth of equipment to theft.

By Tiffany Goodwein
CTV Vancouver
March 29, 2018

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A popular community garden in Langley is forced to close its doors for the season because of rampant theft.

“We were getting things stolen every single day in January and February,” said Amanda Smith of the Maples Discovery Gardens Community Co-op.

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Gröna oaser på storstadens tak

Till vänster: En demonstrationstakträdgård hos ett företag som specialiserar sig på biologisk bekämpning. Foto: Jenny Wikström | Till höger: Dr. B. N. Viswanath. Foto: Karl-Johan Fabó

Green oases on the big city roof

By Lindatengvall
Dagg
4 April, 2018
(In Swedish – translate here.)

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Runt om i världen motverkas storstäders växande problem med föroreningar av engagerade personer som tar saken i egna händer. Grå stadstak förvandlas till gröna oaser som genererar både närodlad ekologisk mat och renare luft. Trädgårdsmästaren Karl-Johan Fabó gav sig iväg för att leta reda på konstruktiva exempel. I en serie i tre delar får vi följa med honom till Indien och träffa några av de eldsjälar som ser odlingsmöjligheter även i de mest urbana stadsmiljöerna. I del 1 besöker vi staden Bangalore.

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