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A short video of a Dutch allotment garden (in Dutch)
International Congress of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners 2014 in Utrecht – The Netherlands.
The congress of the Office International du Coin de Terre et des Jardins Familiaux will be held from 28 till 30 August 2014. The Dutch federation, AVVN, will organize this congress. Delegates from 15 countries, representing over 3 million families, will visit Utrecht and discuss the developments and trends in allotment and leisure gardening.
November 18, 2013 Comments Off
‘We believe that a holistic approach to urban farming provides an uplifting and healing process important for deepening these connections, reskilling our communities, and transforming the world around us.’
In Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Urban Farming Certification Program is a permaculture-based, comprehensive 9 month training program that weaves together classroom work, individual mentoring, and hands-on practical farming experience that help create abundant urban spaces, skilled farmers, and community leaders in the local foods movement.
October 16, 2013 Comments Off
Tentative Program – 17 October 2013
Speakers and Topics:
Spearheading Urban Agriculture in Malaysia
Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Fauzi Ramlan, Vice Chancellor, UPM
[Chairman: Prof Dr. Ghizan Saleh, National Professors Council]
Current Issues and Challenges in the Region on Urban
Agriculture towards Resilient Food Systems
Ms. Shashi Sareen
Senior Food Safety and Nutrition Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand, Bangkok
Sustainable Development of Urban Farming in Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yahya Awang
Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, UPM
October 9, 2013 Comments Off
To assess the role urban agriculture plays in the economic recovery of economically distressed cities
The Law Review of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law invites proposals for its 2014 Symposium, “Going to Seed: Urban Agriculture in Distressed Cities,” scheduled for Friday, March 7, 2014. This symposium will bring together both national scholars and local leaders to assess the role urban agriculture plays in the economic recovery of economically distressed cities such as Detroit, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. Symposium organizers invite proposals for presentations and panels for the event.
October 7, 2013 Comments Off
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, celebrates its Golden Jubilee year with Urban Horticulture and Organic Roof Top Gardening Seminar – Oct 27, 28, 2013
Excerpt from brochure:
Urban Agriculture (Krishi) necessarily connoting the
pursuit of horticulture is now the new buzz in the life of people
of the metropolises. Gardening has always served as a balm for
these sore souls. The realm of kitchen garden – growing one’s
own food including medicine around homes and in the new
acres’ bought nearer their city homes is leading to revolutions
September 25, 2013 Comments Off
This shoot, produced by Viva Max Weddings and Molly Oliver Flowers, celebrates the beauty and abundance of Brooklyn farming while highlighting an amazing wedding look that is bold, rich, lush and of course beautiful.
Rustic Urban Wedding Ideas At Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm
From Viva Max Weddings:
This shoot, produced by Viva Max Weddings and Molly Oliver Flowers, celebrates the beauty and abundance of Brooklyn farming while highlighting an amazing wedding look that is bold, rich, lush and of course beautiful. We wanted to show that a farm wedding can be elegant and hip, not just hippie. Viva Max Weddings and Molly Oliver Flowers curated a group of vendors that really embraced this lush feeling and kept things Brooklyn-focused, beautiful and eco-friendly. Les Loups Pictures + Songs captured everyone’s immense talent despite the fact that we were hit by numerous torrential rainstorms throughout the day. The images are breathtaking. Paperfinger’s hand written calligraphy was sprinkled throughout the shoot. That splash of color and wild feel to her words added so much energy to our look.
September 13, 2013 Comments Off
Nearly 100 people and their bikes stood in the morning shade at Weavers Way Farm
By Emily Heller
July 24, 2011
It was clear many of the farms played in the same “sandbox.” At least three of the six sites worked with Penn State University to develop the “hoop house” grow system. At first glance, most riders thought these hoop houses or hot tunnels were greenhouses. However, they are an innovation in farming that provides a flexible structure in which to grow, without the need for a heating or cooling system. Each of the sites was quick to cite help from the Philadelphia Horticulture Society and other Philadelphia agriculture groups including the Philadelphia Orchard Project and the Philadelphia Bee Keepers Guild.
“After I first rode on this tour I joined the Philadelphia Horticulture Society,” said Tim Carey, a third year rider and bike marshal on this year’s tour. “You keep hearing their name come up, they do great work for people here in the city.”
August 19, 2013 Comments Off
“If we are what we eat, who are we if we don’t know the origin and the context of the production of our food?“
Collaborative of Michaela Boruta, Vita Chase, Kristyna and Marek Milde, Slavka Petrova, Marek Soltis, Filip Trcka, Nicole and Jan Zahour
Dinner Garden is an experimental community garden project taking place on the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall in the growing season 2013. It is organized by the Czech Center New York in conjunction with the current environmental exhibition entitled Poison Green.
Curators of the show Kristyna and Marek Milde invited a group of local people associated with the Bohemian National Hall to collaborate and experience together the process of growing just enough food for one dish.
August 18, 2013 Comments Off
Welcome neighbours including Singapore and Thailand
Tarikh: 17 October 2013
Tempat: Palm Garden Hotel, IOI Resort, Putrajaya
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainal Abidin Mior Ahmad
Head, Department of Plant Protection,Faculty of Agriculture,UPM
and Chairman,National Symposium on Urban Agriculture
The cost of food import in Malaysia has seen an overwhelming increase to RM14 billion in 2011 as compared to only RM1 billion in 1990. Simultaneously, Malaysian population grew steadily from 13.7 million in 1980 to 29.3 million in 2012. With current high urbanization rate of 72% in Malaysia, urban agriculture is deemed to become a priority in the near future.
August 2, 2013 Comments Off
Courses – Fall 2013
Theory and Principles of Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Horticulture
Identify the potentials and constraints for urban gardens in the urban environment, including low input production, certified organic and restorative horticulture and agriculture.
Instructor: Gavin Dandy, Farm Director, Everdale Organic Farm
Sustainable Urban Crop Production
Learn best management practices and techniques to grow food productively and sustainably in a variety of urban environments. Examine the growth and development of plants used for food as well as the factors that affect productivity.
Gavin Dandy, Farm Director, Everdale Organic Farm
July 12, 2013 Comments Off
July 13, 2013 – See Seattle’s “Top 25″ urban farms!
Excerpted from Seattle Tilth’s website:
This is your chance to visit folks who are keeping chickens and creating urban farms in the Seattle area. On Saturday, July 13, glean great ideas from creative neighbors who are incorporating animals and unique gardens into their home landscapes.
In this self-guided tour, you will see simple chicken coops built in an afternoon and elaborate finely-crafted coops that took weeks of planning and building. See what accommodations are needed for keeping miniature goats, ducks, mason bees, honey bees and bunnies. There are sites all around the city, including NW, NE, West Seattle, SE, Central, as well as NE & SE outside of Seattle. Enjoy a unique and inspiring urban adventure!
July 7, 2013 Comments Off
Graduate School of Design: July 25, 26, 2013 – $1,100.00
Steven Cecil, President, The Cecil Group, Boston, MA
Diego Angarita, Associate Executive Director, Nuestras Raices, Holyoke, MA.
Marie Mercurio, Senior Planner, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston, MA.
Lauren Rathmell, Greenhouse Director/ Founding member, Lufa Farms, Montreal, Quebec
This course will explore how farming in cities is being incorporated into sustainable building design and neighborhood planning strategies. The two-day program will focus on the practical benefits and issues associated with economically viable production of agricultural products in the context of urban densities and environmental condition. The opportunities and impacts on built form will be discussed, using images and examples drawn from projects being advanced locally, nationally, and internationally. The course will consider the cultural and community dimensions of urban farming, and their implications for the quality of life in towns and cities.
July 4, 2013 Comments Off
This SCLA will help you and your team advance and improve efforts to promote urban agriculture and foster sustainable food systems by exposing you to the best available information, expertise and thinking in the field
September 18-20, 2013, Memphis, Tn
Overview Of The Opportunity
The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) invites teams of five senior officials and/or key stakeholders from up to 12 U.S. cities and metropolitan regions to participate in this unique training and peer-learning opportunity, focused on improving, expanding and accelerating cities’ efforts to support urban agriculture and build more sustainable food systems.
June 17, 2013 Comments Off
August 8-11 2013, Seattle, Washington
Four days of workshops and tours showcase exciting developments in the world of community gardening and urban agriculture.
Early Bird Registration: open now to June 15, 2013. Scholarship are also available and due date for scholarship application is June 1, 2013.
Urban Agriculture Tours:
Seattle has a vibrant urban agriculture community that includes continued cultivation of land that once embodied the livelihood of local farmers. Join us to take a look at the old lands still under cultivation in new ways, some of the innovative market gardens that have sprung up across the city and their venues for selling their produce and a peek at a learning garden that specializes in empowering people to grow their own!
May 24, 2013 Comments Off
2013 Urban Grown Farms & Gardens Tour anticipates 5,000 participants
Events and activities begin June 15, 2013.
Experience urban agriculture across the Kansas City Metro during this weeklong community event featuring acclaimed food writer and cookbook author Mark Bittman
Sixty urban farms and gardens across the Kansas City Metro are opening their fields to the public and showing off their bounty during the fifth biennial Urban Grown Farms & Gardens Tour. Events and activities begin June 15 with the Urban Grown Crop Mob volunteer event and culminate the following weekend with the self-guided tour. The official kick off will be hosted by the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Monday, June 17, at 6 p.m.
April 26, 2013 Comments Off