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- UK: Photographer Chris Hoare documents allotment-goers in lockdownThe photographer’s new book, Growing Spaces, captures gardening enthusiasts and the abundance of nature in both official and improvised plots across Bristol By Megan WilliamsCreative Review07/04/2021 Excerpt: Despite being in the works before the pandemic, Chris Hoare’s new photo book Growing Spaces takes on a new appeal in light of… Read more »
- Stephen Ritz Brings His Award-Winning Green Bronx Machine Classroom to Public Television’s “Let’s Learn”PBS-LLNYC-E01-Leslie-Ladybug-2 from Newswise on Vimeo. With the first 10 segments airing starting April 6, Ritz BRONX, NY, April 5, 2021 – This spring, Stephen Ritz, award-winning educator and founder of Green Bronx Machine, will delight children in 3-K through second grade when he brings his acclaimed classroom – and a… Read more »
- Honolulu’s New Urban Garden Project Helps People Living in Vulnerable Communities Grow Their Own Food“It’s not only dealing with food security, but it’s getting older people like us outside,” By Catherine Toth FoxHonolulu MagazineApril 5, 2021 Excerpt: Oh, but it is. Duff, a 77-year-old resident of Manoa Gardens Elderly Housing, revels in her raised-bed garden outside her apartment, flourishing with heads of butter lettuce,… Read more »
- UK: Monty Don hits out at ‘old-fashioned’ Gardeners’ World viewers over wife remarksThe famed gardener once visited a healer after feeling “chronically” unwell, as he dealt with his mental health following the birth of their first child, Adam. By Peter BluntAssume TechApril 5, 2021 Excerpt: Monty Don, 65, has claimed on Twitter he and his wife Sarah Don are complete “equals” who… Read more »
- Liberia: Urban Farmers Want Gov’t Stop Land EncroachmentThe use of swampland to construct homes, deprived the urban poor who are interested in agriculture By Judoemue KollieDaily ObserverApril 5, 2021056 Excerpt: Farmers in Zubah Town community, Paynesville City are calling on the Government of Liberia (GoL) to stop some individuals who are encroaching on their farmland that is… Read more »
- Philippines: Food grown close to home: Urban farming flourishes during pandemicAt the height of pandemic, where many Filipinos were left with little to no access to food By Manila BulletinApr 5, 2021 Excerpt: “I was able to transform our idle lot into a vegetable garden. I am really happy because my daughter and I are eating fresh vegetables and I… Read more »
- Australia: Canberra has edge over states to lead the nation in urban agriculture: Regional Development AustraliaThe RDA argue supporting urban farmers and backyard gardeners would lessen food insecurity, reduce grocery bills, create at least 3000 jobs and provide a unique tourism opportunity. Kathryn LewisCanberra TimesApr 5, 2021 Excerpt: But the movement has begun on a small scale, with more urban farmers popping up throughout Canberra.… Read more »