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Table-Top Herb Garden + links & links

This is a quick post to share a picture  of my most recent project in addition to some links to stories, a conference, programs, organizations, resources, a magazine, etc that all relate to the urban ag/food security/community garden food movement.First, a picture of one (of two) table-top herb garden's I completed on Friday for Mary Louise:Next, a series of links:From NYT Magazine: "Field Report:...

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Of Interest

Folks for whom I put in food gardens have been kind enough to send me updated pictures and/or invited me back to take pictures of their crops in full swing.  They clearly are holding up their end of the bargain.  Wow.  The first is Carol's garden:Next is a picture of Ted, Andreas, and Sandra's garden:The following photo I took of Mr. Orbien and Ms. Ingram:This pictures shows Faith and Derry's...

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Food Movement! Food Movement! Read all about it!

Every time I turn around, I learn about some new piece of the food movement.  It's abuzz like nothing I've ever been apart of before.A few weeks ago, my mother brought home and showed me a box of triscuit crackers.  On the back, there were three pictures.One picture showed a few people in a vegetable garden, and the other two depicted a single person tending container herb gardens in their window...

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Decent Math Encounters Reality

Last week, I put together this raised bed for Andreas, Sandra and Ted.  It's made of cedar construction treated with linseed-oil.  Take a look.  Also note the micro-irrigation tubing sticking out in preparation for filling with soil and compost The bed is 8x4x2.5ft. If you multiply that out you get 32ft x 2.5ft or 80 cubic feet. My truck bed holds a cubic yard, i.e., 27 cubic feet, so you could...

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Community Garden Growing Gang-busters

Driving by, I peeked through the fence to look at a community garden that I set up a month and a half ago.  Take a look.  Warmth and sunshine does wonders for a newly planted garden.  Wow: Notice the shallots, kale, collards, spinach, cabbage and lettuces.  The tomatoes were recently planted in the back and have not yet popped up into view.  Here's another angle: And folks worry about the aethetic...

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