Monthly Archives: July 2009

“Downtown”

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Rinde frutos el rescate de un espacio muerto en la barranca de San Borja: La Jornada

La Jornada reportó hace una semana que el huerto dará su primera cosecha de lechugas y lugumbres al fin de mes.  Lee el articlo aqui.

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A Land Ethic: edge::regenerate blog

Posted last month on edge regenerate blog, NICHOLAS MANG delivers briefly for a culture that supports an ethical treatment of the land. He makes his point by asking the reader to remember that as: “(…) culture has awakened to the … Continue reading

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Street Farmer: NYTimes Weekend Magazine, July 5th

MILWAUKEE, USA: This weekends NYTimes Weekend Magazine includes a compelling 4 page feature on Will Allen, urban farming genius and Growing Power’s CEO and founder.  Written by ELIZABETH ROYTE, the article is linked  here. (…) Show Allen a pile of … Continue reading

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Urban Farming, a Bit Closer to the Sun: NYTimes

Children hold carrots grown in the Glide rooftop garden (San Francisco). Todays NYTimes has the story here.

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Changing Food Policy Brings Greens to Low Income Neighborhoods

PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES: Changing zoning policy, increasing grant availability, and offering revolving-loan programs helps bring fresh food into low income neighborhoods.  These Pennsylvania  incentives are “aimed at improving access to nutritious food” in places with few grocery options.  The NYTimes … Continue reading

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Thai and Lao Larb Gai, Tangy and Hot: NYTimes

From Wednesday, The NYTimes reporting the fully appetizing story here.

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Dirt! The Movie trailer

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Somos Pacifico

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Documentary: East New York’s Urban Agriculture

From Urban Omnibus (which I first saw linked through City Farmer):  East New York is a documentary video in five chapters, explaining how East New York’s urban agriculture movement developed. The five chapters of the video focus on Local Farmers, … Continue reading

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For Young Japanese, It’s Back to the Farm: NYTimes Global Business

YOKOSHIBAHIKARI, Japan: Rural Labor Squad, a government pilot program started recently by Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso’s stimulus plans, has so far helped place more than 2,400 Japanese youth into farming jobs, through a program that: ” (…) stems from … Continue reading

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Neighbor, Can You Spare a Plum?: NYTimes

. In the city, more people are finding fruit-bearing trees hidden across the urban landscape:  the NYTimes reports.

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Food Sovereignty / Soberania Alimentaria

In English and Spanish with Spanish subtitles. La soberanía alimentaria, lucha campesina contra el modelo neoliberal por un mundo más justo. En el programa de Euskal Telebista RUTAS DE SOLIDARIDAD. Emisión de nuevos capítulos a partir del 18 de agosto … Continue reading

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Beginning Farmer Rates Make Land Affordable: DTN/Progressive Farmer

Marcia Zarley Taylor, Executive Editor of the DTN/Progressive Farmer, reports that the USDA is offering 1.5 percent, 20-year fixed interest rates on farm mortgages for beginning or limited resource farmers.  See the full story here: Farm Service Agency’s Down Payment … Continue reading

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Architectural Design Competition Submissions Highlight Urban Agriculture: City Farmer

“A jointly-sponsored open ideas competition” from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver, as reported here by City Farmer.

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Urban Food Growing: Havana, Cuba

A clip from the BBC’s “Around the World in 80 Gardens” (2008) showing some of the urban food gardening in Havana, Cuba.

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Wormshop at City Farmer

A youtube video, and a how-to slideshow for getting your own worm composting started, from the Wormshop at City Farmer.

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Baltimore’s Head of School Lunch is Transforming the City’s Program: Washington Post

BALTIMORE, USA: Tony Geraci and the Great Kids Farm are changing the way a city does school lunch.  Reporting by the Washington Post.

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TEDtalks: Mycelium Fungus (Mushrooms) Clean Polluted Soils, Treat Smallpox and Flu

From last years Tedtalks: mycologist Paul Stamets details mycelium fungus, and he explains six ways that mushrooms fit into solving the energy crisis, cleaning soil, and addressing disease, like smallpox and flu.

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Food Justice in the City: Growing Power

Milwaukee, WISCONSIN: Growing Power featured in the Spring 2009 issue of Yes Magazine.

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