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How to Expand Urban Agriculture: American Society of Landscape Architects

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TEDtalks: How Food Shapes Our Cities

Filmed July 2009, and posted October 2009: Every day, in a city the size of London, 30 million meals are served. But where does all the food come from? Architect Carolyn Steel discusses the daily miracle of feeding a city, … Continue reading

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Will Allen Loves Worms: Twin Cities Daily Planet

From an article written by SHEILA REGAN and published in yesterday’s Twin Cities Daily Planet: Can worms help solve racism? Well, they may be part of the solution. Longtime sustainable agriculture guru Will Allen spoke at an event at Midtown … Continue reading

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Will Allen of Growing Power: FRESH, the documentary

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People Make Parks: Urban Omnibus

Published at Urban Omnibus last month: People Make Parks is an initiative that will strive to bring communities and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation together to create a true culture of collaboration around capital parks projects. The strategies … Continue reading

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How Does Your City Garden Grow?: Salon.com

This Salon.com article explores the advantages and disadvantages of growing your own “recession garden.”

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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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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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Food Justice in the City: Growing Power

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

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Permanent Culture: Tiffany Tong at UBC terrytalks

University of British Columbia: Redefining boundaries: Urban Agriculture: Tiffany Tong, from terrytalks on Vimeo., video 18min 06 sec.

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Two Members of Congress Introduce Community Gardens Act of 2009: City Farmer

Reporting first seen at City Farmer: Congressman Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) introduced the Community Gardens Act of 2009 with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)  The bill creates a grant program within the U.S. Department of Agriculture to compensate community groups for … Continue reading

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Third Anniversary of the South Central Farmers Encampment Eviction, June 12 and 13, 2009: Los Angeles, United States

FRI, and SAT, JUNE 12-13, 2009: 3RD ANNIVERSARY of the SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS ENCAMPMENT EVICTION June 12th, 2009 8:00 am – 9:00 am Rally outside City Hall 9:00 am  Press Conference 10:00 am – 12:30 am Pack the city council … Continue reading

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Green Collar Heroes: The Root

Ambessa and Zakiya Harris, Grind for the Green Green Collar Heroes, a slide-show in recognition of excellent work, featured at the Root: “The green movement is about more than celebrities driving hybrid cars and building green homes. It’s about everyday … Continue reading

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Reinventing America’s Cities: The Time Is Now

Real and formative change begins by someone playing with old ideas and making something new. In this NYTimes Art feature, the author tinkers with shapes of New Orleans, Buffalo and Los Angeles to come. Read the play of an architectual … Continue reading

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Give Us City Gardens, Not Just Grocery Stores

An editorial from today’s New York Times urges the first lady to take her efforts for community vegetable gardens one step further. Michelle Obama’s recent pitch for fresh vegetables and her avowed interest in community gardens have given new life … Continue reading

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Proposals to Reimagine Paris City Design

Paris, France: Taking the first steps to re-design the way we think about a city: (from the International Herald Tribune) Jean Nouvel proposes creating a green belt that would circle the entire city. (…) The outer ring would become a … Continue reading

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“Yellow Is the New Green:” NYTimes

In an op-ed piece in yesterdays NYTimes, Rose George, author of “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters,” explores the ecology of human waste.

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