Community Garden Plots – Gaining Momentum

Touch the Soil News #1795 (Feature Photo – A Community Garden – CCA SA 4.0 International, Tdorante 10) Richmond, a town of 200,000 people lies in the middle of the larger metro area of Vancouver, British Columbia (population 2.6 million). Richmond just opened its 11th and largest community garden on Monday, April 4th, at which…

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Keeping Community Gardens Forever in New York City

Touch the Soil News #1722  (Feature Photo – Teaching Gardening In New York – By SUMMER RAYNE OAKES – How to Make a Plant Love You: Houseplant Masterclass at 00:43, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79089634)  The Queens Daily Eagle news brings an interesting grass-roots story. Community gardeners are pettioning the city to designate community gardens as…

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Another Government Supports Community Gardens

Touch the Soil News #1639 (Feature Photo – Greenhouse – Community Garden – Courtesy of City Farmer News) The Newfoundland Provincial Government in Canada just allocated $100,000 to expand and enhance community gardens in the province. Last year the projected established 23 new community gardens and enhanced 78 others. Government intervention into local and urban…

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The Rising Demand for Community Garden Plots

Touch the Soil News #1319 (Feature photo – Community Gardening – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) After decades of industrial farming, it is becoming more common knowledge that much of the food eaten has toxic residues and otherwise disrupted by excessive processing and preservatives. With a typical dinner plate having foods from thousands of miles away…

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