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How one Texas community garden grew food and wisdom

September 27th, 2013

Many cities struggle to maintain one community garden. The small city of Coppell has two, and they’re thriving. But while the gardens have produced tons of produce for a local food pantry over the past 15 years, it is about so much more than plants.


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Urban Roots, a film about food and Detroit + a project for schools

April 11th, 2012

In a bygone American era, Detroit shone proudly as a center of industry, home to the Model T and other symbols of American progress. The decline of the car industry in recent decades, though, has cut the city’s population in half and left poor neighborhoods in even more derelict condition. Detroit is now home to thousands of acres of vacant land, most of it unmaintained, left to collect weeds and waste. The result? Many of the city’s residents live in what is termed a
“food desert.”


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A front yard garden in Memphis becomes ground zero for home-grown food fight

September 22nd, 2011

If you think people should have a right to plant vegetable gardens wherever they want on their property, including the front yard, you need to know about Adam Guerrero.
He’s a a school teacher in Memphis who planted a veggie garden in front of his house, turning a non-productive patch of grass into a food generator. Guerrero uses his garden to teach his students about self-reliance, and nutrition.


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New York’s Botanical Garden is sprouting herbs and celebrities this fall

September 17th, 2010

Calling all New York City edible gardeners and home chefs, The New York Botanical Garden’s Edible Garden exhibit will be finishing up the growing season with a burst of appearances by chefs, including hospitality maven Martha Stewart.

Events will include cooking demonstrations that highlight the value of kitchen gardens and celebrity appearances through mid-October. (Martha takes the stage Sept. 21 at a cocktail party event near her namesake Culinary Herb Garden). Events include


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‘Farm in a Barrel’: raise fish and grow your own organic vegetables

May 12th, 2009

By Chris Reinholds
Green Right Now

Talk about eating locally.

It doesn’t get much more local than your own backyard.

A Georgia company is selling ‘Farm in a Barrel.’ It’s a self-contained eco-system that allows homeowners to raise organic fish and vegetables at the same time. The method, called aquaponics, combines aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (growing plants in a soil-less system.) The fish produce the nutrients to feed the plants, while the plants and bacteria clean the water for the fish.


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