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Vancouver Releases Factsheet on City-Wide Composting: City Farmer

See brochure here. Very large download 6MB Composting conserves landfill space, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and creates nutrient rich soil. The City of Vancouver engages residents to work toward these goals, offering educational programs, subsidized home composters, and a yard … Continue reading

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San Francisco Makes Composting City Law

San Francisco’s mandatory city-wide composting program becomes official city ordinance today. From Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle: The law, the most comprehensive in the country, is an aggressive push by Mayor Gavin Newsom to cut greenhouse gas emissions, return carbon to … Continue reading

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Making Barren Lands Bountiful: CNN

NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA:  Long-time permaculture worker Geoff Lawton explains to CNN the importance of composting, soil health and permaculture basics: Compost may not seem a sexy subject, but within this steaming pile, life is being created. “There’s organisms breathing … 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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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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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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Food Justice in the City: Growing Power

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

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“A Good Food Manifesto for America” by Will Allen

(Re-posted from the Growing Food and Justice Initiative list-serve. Please read on. –ed.) A Good Food Manifesto for America by Will Allen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Growing Power I am a farmer. While I find that this has … Continue reading

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New York City Worm Apartments: Urban Composting

Fun article about worms and urban composting, in yesterdays NYTimes.

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Literally Speaking: Transform problems instead of burying them

The old-century question still looms: where to “throw away” all this “waste?” Scenario one, the old method:  Dump industrial boat-loads of agriculture waste into the ocean, slowing the decomposition rate of the waste in the dark, cold, oxygen-deprived underwater environment. … Continue reading

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