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Monthly Archives: July 2009
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.
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
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
Children hold carrots grown in the Glide rooftop garden (San Francisco). Todays NYTimes has the story here.
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
From Wednesday, The NYTimes reporting the fully appetizing story here.
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
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
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
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
“A jointly-sponsored open ideas competition” from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver, as reported here by City Farmer.
A clip from the BBC’s “Around the World in 80 Gardens” (2008) showing some of the urban food gardening in Havana, Cuba.
A youtube video, and a how-to slideshow for getting your own worm composting started, from the Wormshop at City Farmer.
BALTIMORE, USA: Tony Geraci and the Great Kids Farm are changing the way a city does school lunch. Reporting by the Washington Post.
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.
Milwaukee, WISCONSIN: Growing Power featured in the Spring 2009 issue of Yes Magazine.