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Rooftop gardens, community plots and a city hall vegetable patch: is urban agriculture a passing fad or serious business?

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Urban Agriculture in Vancouver

Interviews with former city councillor Peter Ladner, a fellow at the SFU Centre for Dialogue, and Janine de la Salle, the director of food systems planning at the Vancouver office of HB Lanarc.
Business in Vancouver
March 3, 2010

Excerpt:

The new City of Vancouver administration raised some eyebrows last spring when one of its first moves was to tear up a swath of lawn at city hall and replace it with a vegetable patch. For many this was easily dismissed as a symbolic gesture: farmer Robertson staking his claim.

Not so easy to dismiss are the dozens of garden plots that have sprung up all over the city or the fact that developers and urban planners now have entire departments devoted to planning patches of city farmland.

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March 18, 2010   Comments Off on Rooftop gardens, community plots and a city hall vegetable patch: is urban agriculture a passing fad or serious business?

Guide to Setting up Your Own Edible Rooftop Garden

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Rooftop Garden Project, Montreal, Canada

“After five seasons of gardening and experimenting, the Rooftop Garden project team is happy to share the fruits of its labor with you. The Guide to Setting up Your Own Edible Rooftop Garden comes from our wish to see new gardens and partners take root in the fertile soil of Montreal but also in other parts of the world.

“The guide is divided into six chapters that cover the main factors to consider when developing a rooftop garden project: project definition, choice of site, setting up the garden, coordination of gardening activity, health choices and a detailed technical guide on rooftop container gardening.

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April 2, 2008   Comments Off on Guide to Setting up Your Own Edible Rooftop Garden