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Marin Community Garden Summit Sept. 8. Learn about edible gardens, hens, beekeeping, and composting in Marin!
Urban farming video posted by Anamaria Castillo Charpentier here at...
Seattle's Food Forest - first in USA
Sweetwater Organics: an aquaponic urban gardening initiative in Wis... This is an ingenious closed-loop system: reject produce from city supermarkets feeds worm compost, which is used to grow food indoors in a converted warehouse in an economically disadvantaged part of the city which lacks easy access to healthy food ("food desert"). Water runoff from the plant beds is channeled to tanks of 100,000 tilapia (fish), who eat the nutrients. Fish waste is used as fertilizer, fish are used as food. The water is re-used to water the plants, which clean the water as it passes through their beds.
Brooklyn Grange - the world's largest rooftop farm.
Article on a study that will quantify the benefits of urban agricul... - beyond food production and community-building, their study focuses on urban ag as a key component of green infrastructure to reduce stormwater runoff.
Photos of the Marin County Community Garden Summit are posted at:
Eighty-five local gardening and food system stakeholders and over 40 school gardens' interests were represented at the first-ever Marin County Community Garden Summit, sponsored by UC Berkeley Extension and the Marin Master Gardeners on April 29. The program included speakers, tabling by non-profit and for-profit organizations, community garden walking tours in the neighborhood, and a locally grown and produced lunch.
Presentations and discussions centered on how to influence public policy and zoning laws to allow development of new gardens and expansion of existing gardens. Currently there are over 220 people on waiting lists to participate in community gardens in Marin County.
First steps were also taken to create a Marin Community Garden Network organization to share information, ideas, and resources among stakeholders.
The 2012 Summit will be organized by the Marin Master Gardener's Community Gardens Committee.
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