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Food Gardens as Urban Landscapes in Desert City

Touch the Soil News #1234 (Feature photo – Organic Food – By Nsorensen at English Wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Olybrius using CommonsHelper., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12663722 ) While we cover news of food gardening here at home in the U.S., we like to cover stories about food gardening in other nations. The difference is often one of how food-insecure countries (like the UAE in this story) value food beyond its role as a farming enterprise. In select neighborhoods of heat baked Dubai, the company Enrill is in the process of turning concrete and sandy areas into fresh organic vegetable gardens for the benefit of local residents and…

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The Rise of an Agrihood

Touch the Soil News #1215 (Feature photo – Michigan Urban Farming Initiative – courtesy of the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative) The Food Revolution Network provided current information on the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative. This community farming venture is there to serve the 2,000 households within a 2 square mile area around the farm. There are about 200 agrihoods in the U.S. where local food and growing food is a central theme of the community. The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is the first sustainable urban agrihood in the U.S. You can read the full story here: https://foodrevolution.org/blog/food-politics/first-sustainable-urban-agrihood/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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