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Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Urban Farming: a Working Model

I've been convinced of the need for urban farms for some time - as a response to the environmental crisis which is fueled in part by the long supply chains between field and table which are characteristic of factory food and the supermarket business model - but I have limited experience in how they might work in practice.

Which is why the following site was a wonderful eye opener. The photos say it all - a community food growing project on a council estate in north Paddington based on growing crops in builders' grow bags.

Check out the site.

This project will be national news by the autumn and everyone will be talking about it.

How about here?

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