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SAN JOSE, CA – OCTOBER 21: New chicken coops are the first stop on a tour by local legislators at the Veggielution Community Farm, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) MercuryNews.com – Salinas Valley Assemblyman Robert Rivas visited Veggielution Community Farm in San Jose on Wednesday morning on a tour of agriculture...

Volunteers break ground at new Virginia Highlands Park urban garden (Photo courtesy Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture) Arlnow.com – A portion of Virginia Highlands Park, near Pentagon City, is being transformed into a vibrant display of gardening through a new agricultural initiative. The Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture, National Living BID, Livability...

Victorine Mbazang harvests greens from her plot at Blair Road Community Garden. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) WASHINGTONPOST.COM -Victorine Mbazang proudly stands in a sea of green fruit and vegetable plants at her plot at Blair Road Community Garden in Northwest Washington’s Manor Park. “This garden is very important to me, like my grandbaby,” said...

John Roark / Post Register Post Register: Claudia Pine spent Wednesday morning at Happyville Farm digging up carrots, picking tomatoes and washing cucumbers. By the time she was done, Pine had 58 pounds of fresh vegetables that were separated into one-pound bunches. Each family who visited the Community Food Basket – Idaho Falls that day was given one. “Fresh,...

Extra food from El Oasis is donated to Bienvenidos Food Bank as part of DUG’s pledge to help those with low access to fresh produce. Claire Duncombe Denver Urban Gardens plans to sell most of the land where it operates El Oasis, one of its Highland neighborhood gardens, to Caliber Construction in a $1.2 million deal set to close on December 1. But members...

AGPURDUE.EDU – Located within an Indianapolis food desert, 25 volunteers gathered on a hot July day to build six raised garden beds and plant cool-season vegetable crops in a community garden on the campus of HealthNet Martindale-Brightwood Health Center. The volunteers made a vision for quality food access a reality sought by determined HealthNet employees,...

Stuff.co.nz – Yet another vibrant mural has sprouted in San Bernardino, this time with a community garden Loma Linda University and Huerta del Valle hope will foster wholeness around town. Loma Linda University, meanwhile, provided an acre of land, water and financial support for the community garden, called El Jardín de la Salud. Leaders hope the space promotes...

Dr. Sheri Smith is a professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University and a board member of Blodgett Urban Gardens. Her students first came to her with the idea of starting a community garden. Sheri Smith is on a mission. It’s Saturday, which means it’s farm stand day at Blodgett Urban Gardens, the Texas Southern University community...

SAVANNAHNOW.COM – Students at Savannah-Chatham schools will have more fresh veggies to eat this year thanks to a $100,000 grant the district recently received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They will also learn how vegetables are planted, grown and prepared for meals. The grant is part of the national Farm-to-School program that encourages schools...

These veterans in Indiana are helping the homeless by gardening to help heal invisible wounds. WTHR.com: INDIANAPOLIS — For 22 years, an Indianapolis U.S. Army veteran risked everything for this country. “No one forced me to join the military,” said Craig Browder. “I did it because I wanted to protect people. At a young age, Browder knew he...

“Florida may be known as the Sunshine State, but it deserves another nickname — the Gardening State (not to be confused with New Jersey, the Garden State). Three cities in Florida are at the top of our list of America’s Best Cities for Urban Gardening, and another three Sunshine State cities finished in the top 12. Another sunny state — California —...

Jaime Campos SALEM — A robust “food farm” has popped up at Mack Park and is doling out thousands of pounds of food to local families. But the farm is growing a lot more than carrots and kale. Described as “a municipal farm and future food forest,” the Mack Park food farm replaced an unused baseball practice area at the base of the park’s...

When Edmunds heard that a local nursery, Soil Sisters, was offering a gardening camp this summer, she enrolled her daughter Lenyxx, 7, in it. “It is just a great idea,” she said. “I am really grateful.” The Soil Sisters are Raynise and Taray Kelly. Thanks to a grant, they started the camp to give children in the Beltzhoover neighborhood of Pittsburgh outdoor...

BOISE, ID (CBS2) — “Now more than ever it is especially important to know where your food comes from, the importance of environmental education is huge,” explains Executive Director of Boise Urban Garden, Lisa Duplessie. “Getting outside of that traditional classroom where they get to put their hands in the dirt.” Boise’s Urban Garden...

Over the past few months, the COVID-19 crisis has hit Detroit hard, resulting in more 12,000 cases and more than 1,500 deaths. It’s also produced an unemployment rate perhaps as high as 29 percent and a surging demand at area food banks. These problems have brought renewed focus to the importance of food sovereignty in Detroit and elsewhere, and on a changing climate,...

In Dorchester, where the clatter of a passing train gives way to the scrape of a rake, the Greenwood Street Community Garden is thriving. It’s one of roughly 175 community gardens scattered like jewels through the city of Boston. And at this time of pandemic and social upheaval, these gardens are being treasured. On a recent sunny day, retired teacher Barry Lawton...

Photos: Gary Kessler Camp Washington is a little rough around the edges. That’s obvious from a casual drive-by perspective. But what if this disenfranchised, low-income neighborhood isn’t as “poor” as it seems? The neighborhood is gritty and quirky. And the running themes throughout Camp Washington are opportunity and productivity. Residents who are willing...

Urban gardening advocates are supporting this policy which would make access to water for their community gardens more affordable. “Community gardens and urban farms might have an easier time getting the water they need after the city changed its fire hydrant policy. The mid-summer changes reduce some of the barriers that have prevented many urban growers from...

BOISE, ID (CBS2) — “Now more than ever it is especially important to know where your food comes from, the importance of environmental education is huge,” explains Executive Director of Boise Urban Garden, Lisa Duplessie. “Getting outside of that traditional classroom where they get to put their hands in the dirt.” Boise’s Urban Garden...

OLEAN — A group of Olean residents are enjoying the “fruits of their labor” this summer as they work in two community gardens sponsored by Healthy Families Allegany-Cattaraugus and Rural Revitalization Corporation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the self-reliance of communities to provide for their own food needs. In collaboration,...