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What’s Up in Paris?

Touch the Soil News #520 Like other global metropolitan areas, Paris is a concrete Jungle. The city proper has a population of 2.3 million. However, the greening bug has hit the city in part thanks to its Mayor – Anne Hidalgo. The Paris city council passed a bold move to invite citizens to come forth with ideas to green (including growing food) on the city’s public places. The plan is to encourage biodiversity and vegetation as much as possible in all possible places – downtown, workplace or in one’s neighborhood. In exchange for accessing public places for greening the city, citizen-gardeners will sign a Charter of re-vegetation. The Charter is…

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