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By Raúl Puente Asuero
Comité Pro-Parque Educ. Miraflores
Profesor Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla
On March 29 we will celebrate in Bujalance (Cordoba – Spain) the First Conference on Urban Gardens in Andalusia. Language: Spanish.
The Conference is especially directed to associations and councils that have a few gardens in its municipality or are planning to create one soon.
The Conference will be the start of a series of discussions aimed at creating a network of Urban Gardens in Andalusia in the near future.
If you are interested, you can write to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the e-mail email@example.com
March 8, 2014 No Comments
By Urban Food Compass
Maybe you are new in Freiburg? Are you interested in urban agriculture? No matter if you are keen to get involved yourself and dig some weeds and plant herbs, or just want to enjoy locally grown food: this compilation of different initiatives and groups in and around Frieburg helps you to find what you are looking for!
March 6, 2014 No Comments
Feeding the City in Europe and the World – Urban Agriculture – an Integral Part of Urban Planning
4th of March 2014 at 16.30-18.30
Under the Auspices of the Members of the European Parliament:
Göran Färm, Swedish Social Democratic Party (S&D Group)
Kent Johansson, Swedish Centre Party (Alde Group)
By 2050, 90% of the world’s population will live inside cities.
Already today, 70% of the world’s arable land is used for crop production.
According to the UNDP, estimates show that urban agriculture already delivers 20% of today’s food.
March 2, 2014 No Comments
Des potagers commencent à pousser sur les toits de Paris.
Agriculture urbaine : ce dont elle est capable (et ce qu’elle ne pourra jamais faire)
Par Stanislas Kraland
Toujours à Paris, intra-muros cette fois-ci, une étude de l’Atelier parisien d’urbanisme (APUR) estime que la surface potentiellement végétalisable est de 320 hectares, dont 80 seraient “facilement” végétalisables. “Si l’on prend une hypothèse très simplificatrice et optimiste de 5 kilos de légumes frais par m2 sur 320 hectares, cela ferait 32.000 tonnes de légumes par an, soit quand même de quoi alimenter 230.000 Parisiens en légumes frais”, remarque l’ingénieur Nicolas Bel qui a créé un potager sur le toit de l’école AgroParisTech. Pas de quoi nourrir une ville comme Paris donc, mais un potentiel à exploiter pour y contribuer.
March 1, 2014 No Comments
Susanne showed me the 75 plots
By Aunt Emily
Common Good Edinburgh
Feb 13, 2014
In the middle of Edinburgh, hidden behind a construction site is a secret garden, well I admit there’s a big sign outside. But it’s still pretty magical. Behind a blue gate in Fountainbridge, is this beautiful place. It’s The Grove Community Garden. I was expecting a few pots of soil and some dead plants but instead, it was bursting with life.
February 24, 2014 No Comments
The film is in being made and will be finished by summer 2014
By Guido Larcher, Inge Pett
Starting from the “Giardino degli Aromi” (literally: Garden of Fragrances), the largest community garden in Milan, the team of Paola Longo, Salvatore Laforgia, Guido Larcher, Inge Pett journalist from Berlin, performs a comparative research on collaborative community gardens in the two cities.
February 15, 2014 Comments Off
A virtual connection for community gardeners, providing support and promotion, sharing resources and learning, and exchanging ideas.
Excerpts from their website:
Greystones & Kilcoole Community Garden
Our garden is going into its third summer season – we are growing edibles, plus plants to attract wildlife and as companion planting.
Mullaghmore Peace Garden, Mullaghmore, Co Sligo
A very old garden re-opened in 2010, the Peace Garden in Mullaghmore is a tranquil walled space situated in the centre of Mullaghmore village.
We are a garden groups set up looking to create something special in the hills of Donegal – OUR aim is to grow and educate ourselves as much as we can while creating a community of co operative like minded people and gardeners – so far in the garden we have a formal veg garden and an old orchard – this year we are looking to create soft fruit picking area and an edible forest.
February 12, 2014 Comments Off
43 Community Gardens are listed
By Robert Moss
Environmental Focus Group
Dublin City Community Forum
While allotments have been with us since the year 1910, community gardens are a much more recent addition to Dublin’s urban and suburban landscape. Some of the first examples of community garden projects within Dublin appeared only in the last decade.
February 12, 2014 Comments Off
Urban agriculture in the form of community gardens interests INRA researchers at AgroParisTech for their quantitative as well as their qualitative contribution to feeding the local population, and also for their innovative practices with respect to cultivation choices and consumption modes.
Pourias J Aubry C. 2013. Locally grown food within cities: food function of Parisian associative gardens Comm au
INRA Science and Impact
Jan 10, 2014
Up to 1000 ha of community gardens: a surface equivalent to that used by market gardeners in the Ile-de-France region
Despite the amount of land they cover (while awaiting the results of an ongoing inventory by the Institute for Urban Planning and Development for the Ile-de-France region, it is thought that an almost equivalent area of land is covered by community gardens and by market gardeners in the region), no data are available regarding the quantities of fruits and vegetables harvested from these gardens.
February 11, 2014 Comments Off
Gardening at Ruhleben in Berlin, a First World War prison camp
By Ed Cumming
Feb 1, 2014
The 5,000 or so British men who found themselves in Germany when war broke out did not count themselves lucky at first. As potential enemy soldiers, they could not be allowed to go home. “What were four thousand Britishers doing in Germany when their country declared war? The answer – that none of them had the faintest idea of what was coming – is almost incomprehensible today,” wrote J Davidson Ketchum, a Canadian psychologist who was interned and wrote about the experience afterwards.
February 8, 2014 Comments Off
A slideshow presentation about an urban vegetable growing project in Southend on Sea given to South East Essex Organic Gardeners
By Graham Burnett.
City Allotment Project summary
In partnership with The Railway Hotel, we have created a raised bed garden using recycled wooden pallets.
The idea came from discussions at the beginning of 2013 with the pub manager Dave Dulake, who was keen to see the previously derelict pub garden used by the local community.
February 4, 2014 Comments Off
Laurent Klein, président du think tank Société des Agriculteurs de France (SAF)
By Laurent Klein
Dans une perspective de renouveau des territoires, notre think tank SAF agriculteurs de France défend l’idée d’une agriculture « dans et pour les villes », qui redonne un nouveau souffle aux campagnes, en fait des pôles de culture, de santé, de bien-être, de développement économique. Ceci dans un esprit d’intelligence collective, si chère justement aux urbanistes.
January 28, 2014 Comments Off
There are 16 city farms in London and hundreds of community gardens
Produced by Nemone Mercer, Catherine Miller, Zan Barberton
London City Farms and Community Gardens Assoc. 2013
(Must See! Mike)
If the parks of London are the lungs of the city, the farms and gardens are it’s heart.
Hidden in the back-streets and back-alleys of neglected estates, on railway sidings and in disused corners of the city, seemingly unnoticed by the hustle and bustle of the rat race, is a network of precious green space.
January 9, 2014 Comments Off
Community Foodie Documentary
Dec 28, 2013
(Must see. Mike)
The Community Foodie documentary has been put together to share all the amazing work that has been done across the rural areas of Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan and Torfaen (South Wales) to bring food growing back to the heart of the communities.
With the support of the Community Foodie Project local communities have turned their food growing visions into reality.
December 31, 2013 Comments Off
12,000 kilomètres – 20 countries visited – 4 cities.
By Etienne, Simon & Yoann
Students in Montpellier SupAgro, international centre for higher education in agricultural sciences (Institut des Régions Chaudes).
Three students from Montpellier SupAgro school in France are realizing a research project on urban agriculture by making a European tour by bicycle which starts in early January, 2014 and ends in August. In their approach, urban agriculture includes intra-urban and peri-urban areas, including urban gardening. Their work will focus on innovations (technical, social, spatial and organizational) in this areas and the change in eating habits of people practicing urban agriculture.
December 29, 2013 Comments Off