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85 Year Old Has Worked his Garden Plot for More Than 70 Years

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Photo by Stuart Gradon.

Historic community garden in line for city protection in Calgary, Alberta

Kim Guttormson, Calgary Herald
September 18, 2008

Marshall Libicz stands in the garden plot he’s worked on and off for more than 70 years, strawberries, zucchini, parsnip and beets at his feet.

“It’s got a history,” the 85-year-old says of the 825 square-metre lot where residents of Bridgeland/Riverside have grown food since the 1920s. “We thought we were going to lose it.”

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September 19, 2008   Comments Off

Building Commons and Community – Karl Linn’s Legacy

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Publisher: New Village Press
(January 1, 2008) 376 pages

Places of peace
Gardens of green
Standing together, we’re growing
Visions of wholeness coming.

Friendship can be a reality
Harmony can be for you and me, Oh!

Places of peace
Gardens of green
Standing together, we’re growing.

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July 29, 2008   Comments Off

Washington Post series – Community Plotlines

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Click on this link to see videos. They are well produced and over 9 minutes each.

Glover Park Community Garden in Northwest Washington.

Mixing articles, photos and videos has caught on with the mainstream print media. This excellent series began April 17 and has reached Episode Three. (I just object to the ads at the beginning of the videos.)

And here are the articles:

Following a Growing Drama, With Many Plots
By Adrian Higgins
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Harvesting Food And Knowledge
By Adrian Higgins
Thursday, June 26, 2008

June 27, 2008   Comments Off

Cities Without Hunger – Community Gardens: São Paulo, Brazil

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“São Paulo, the capital city of the state of São Paulo (Brazil) and its metropolitan region are home to the world’s third largest urban population, with 19,385,332 inhabitants, only trailing behind Tokyo and Mexico City.”

“The area where our project holds a regularized, 100,000-square-meter (10 sq. ha.) arable plot – technically fit for the production of vegetables, greens, grains, fruit and medicinal herbs – is delimited by the districts of Terceira Divisão, Bandeirantes, Jardim Laranjeiras, Recanto and Pernambuco, whose population is formed mostly of migrants from Brazil’s poorer northeastern states in search of job opportunity and better living conditions.”

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January 13, 2008   Comments Off

Basel, Switzerland: Micro-farms and Gardens

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“In Basel, Switzerland, the metro area – this magic jewel of small farms and gardens — livestock even!”

Link to larger photo.

January 2, 2008   1 Comment