New paper: Domestic Residential Garden Food Production in Melbourne, Australia: a fine-grained analysis and pilot study (Zainuddin & mercer, 2014)

The paper presents the results of a fine-grained study of 15 selected householders in metropolitan Melbourne. Participants collected detailed daily information about their food production over a three-month period. In addition, two of the resp...


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New paper: Seeds for Change? Attaining the benefits of community gardens through council policies in Sydney, Australia (Mintz & McManus, 2014)

Modern industrial systems of food production cause a wide range of detrimental impacts to the environment, human health and society. Integrating community gardens into local food systems is one way to counteract some of those impacts. This rese...


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Refugees connecting with a new country through community food gardening

A paper by Harris, Minniss and Somerset in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health explores how involvement in a community food garden supports African humanitarian migrant connectedness with their new country

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Global assessment of urban and peri-urban agriculture: irrigated and rainfed croplands

New figures on urban agriculture worldwide published in Environmental Research Letters: "the global area of urban irrigated croplands was estimated at about 24 Mha (11.0 percent of all irrigated croplands) with a cropping intensity of 1.48. The...


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South Africa's urban farming revolution - CNN.com

"Cape Town is being overrun by farms. They're spilling out of parking lots, overtaking lawns, even growing out of old TV sets. "You don't need something fancy to grow in. We have some people grow in toilets and make worm farms in old baths," sa...


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Food garden transforms struggling school

"CNN's Soni Methu explores how a food garden has improved the lives of students at Cape Town's Cavalleria Primary School."

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How to grow your own food

"Soil for Life is a South African organization teaching people how to look after the planet. CNN's Soni Methu reports."

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Shining the spotlight on urban farming (CGIAR)

456 million hectares of land worldwide—about 1.1 billion acres—is being farmed in urban proximity. Most of that land lies just outside the city proper—within 20 kilometers—but 67 million hectares (about 166 million acres) is being farmed in open spaces in the urban core.

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Innovation Processes in Urban Agriculture

Ce document propose une notation de plusieurs projets d'agriculture urbaine aux Etats-Unis avec comme critère leur caractère plus ou moins innovant.

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Colloque Natures en ville : des pratiques en controverses (Genève, Nov 2014)

a thématique de la nature en ville croît en importance tant dans la recherche académique que dans le monde politique. D'un côté, les références à une ville vivante, faite d'interactions entre humains et non-humains se manifestant sous des formes et dans des espaces variables organisent aujourd'hui un corpus cohérent sur la nature urbaine. De...
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Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture (Intern Conf Nottingham, UK, Sept 2014)

The Centre for Urban Agriculture at the University of Nottingham is organising an International Conference on Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture.

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The world's largest indoor farm produces 10,000 heads of lettuce a day | Urban Gateway

"A former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory in Japan has been converted into the world’s largest indoor farm. Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, CEO of Mirai Co., partnered with GE Japan to make his dream of a water, space and energy efficient indoor farming system a reality. Despite having only started production a year ago, the farm is already shipping...
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Les jardins partagés franciliens, scènes de participation citoyenne?

KE Demailly in EchoGéo (janv 2014) Le but de cet article, qui s'intéresse spécifiquement aux jardins partagés installés sur des friches urbaines, est d'interroger différentes acceptions de la notion de participation afin d'évaluer le rôle effectif des membres des jardins partagés. Une participation des usagers, qui en définitive, se limite souvent à la gestion et...
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Water and nitrogen budgets under different production systems in Lisbon urban farming.

Cameira, Tedesco & Leitao in Biosystems Engineering (Vol. 125) La surfertilisation dans les jardins urbains de Lisbonne et une irrigation inadaptée peut entrainer des lessivages d'azote importants avec de possibles effets sur l'environnement et la santé humaine.

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