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Re-inventing the World at School

Touch the Soil News #1255 (Feature photo – Oroua Downs School – courtesy of Oroua Downs School) In the modest town of Manawatu, New Zealand, young students decided to change their environment. At the Oroua Downs School, students could look out the windows and see an abandoned plot of land that was overgrown with weeds. The students and teachers decided to clear the lot and turn it into a food garden. Cameron Pederson, a 10 year old student, is leading the green team responsible for keep the garden in tip-top shape. You can read the full story here:   https://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/110466360/pupils-turn-overgrown-wasteland-into-community-vegetable-garden-at-oroua-downs-school Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Focus On Greening

Touch the Soil News #1151 (Feature photo – Under the Miami Metrorail – CCA 2.0 Generic ) The news platform “Cubed” brings the latest news about a new project in Miami-Dade County. Located on the Southern tip of Florida, the area is home to 2.7 million people. The plan is to create a 10-mile linear park at a price of $120 million. Most of the linear park will be underneath the Miami Metrorail and not require expensive urban restructuring. One must contemplate what other changes may come with this. Most of the greening taking place in other metro areas around the world has dedicated food-growing programs in them. You can…

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