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Living Cities Company in Kingston, Ontario

The Living Cities company, created in 2008 by Queen’s student Nathan Putnam, aims to bring urban agriculture to the city

By Janina Enrile
The Journal – Queen’s University
Oct 22, 2010

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Living Cities has helped to create many changes in the Kingston community. Providence Care Hospital, for example, has allowed Living Cities to use some of the unused space on their property for their urban farming.

“They’ve been very receptive to our ideas and very supportive of the ideas we’re trying to make [happen],” Putnam said, adding that the overall feedback from the community has been very positive.

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January 2, 2011   Comments Off

Community garden earns funds from Town of Markham, Ontario

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Promoting green projects. Ivan Currie (from left), Barbara Rovet and Sidney Friedman work on a community plot at their Thornhill condominium in this file photograph. The Town of Markham has awarded another housing complex, near Bayview Avenue and Hwy. 407, $3,000 to be used for a community plot at 58-townhouse complex. Photo by Steve Somerville.

Another community garden that received about $1,800 will be at Baythorn Public School in Thornhill.

By L.H. Tiffany Hsieh|
York Region.com
Nov 30, 2010

Excerpt:

A condominium garden that would illustrate how a community garden can be integrated into higher density developments is one of several environmental projects granted funding from the Town of Markham last week.

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December 10, 2010   Comments Off

Artan Gardens in the middle of downtown North Bay, Ontario


A trailer showing Zell and Krist growing, revitalizing, and transforming the Artan Garden into a Creative Cultural Centre in North Bay Ontario.

Artan Garden

Mr. and Mrs. Artan came to North Bay with their family over 35 years ago. Mr. Artan built a cottage at the end of Judge St. The foundation is still there in the back parking lot. Mr. Artan came with many skills; his talents in stone masonry, cement, and permacultural design came from his long career as a General Contractor, at the age of ten, Artan was laying ceramic shingles on Mediterranean homes. Artan Contracting was a thriving business and employed many in the community.

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September 21, 2009   Comments Off

Brantford Ontario Man’s Food Garden Blog

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Durgan has been blogging his backyard gardening efforts for a number of years and sharing his extensive knowledge of food gardening with readers. He has many interests and his excellent photographs are instructive. Subjects include: Making Juice from Fruit and Vegetables; Stiff Neck Snake Garlic; Japanese Beetle on Grape Vine; Preparing Horseradish condiment.

“The 0.4 acre garden is located in Brampton, Ontario, Canada in Zone 5. This is my sixth year gardening on this property. It was covered in grass and the soil is heavy clay of fairly good quality, but poorly drained. The property was a wet mess after any heavy rain.The first year I put in drainage pipe across and down the yard for about 300 feet all by hand alone.

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March 10, 2008   Comments Off