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Re:farm the city

Re:farm the city
I will share here a low cost solution for the recycling of organic waste, appropriate for apartments and urban housing that do not have a piece of land or an outdoor area. This construction is inspired by the Cadico earthworms nice project. The photos are from the composter I made here at home : ) It’s called a Vermi composter because we use worms in the process, uhuuuuu big thanks to the worms, they deserve! To make this kind of composter, it is important to use stackable supports to separate the different stages of composting. In this case, I used 3 buckets of margarine 15L reused. The first step is to cut the center of the lids that stands between the buckets. Then we will make holes into the bottom of the 2 buckets that will stay on top and receive the organic waste. Then, we use thinner drills, size 1, or 1.5 mm for making holes in the top of these 2 buckets to allow the entry of air, very important component of a good composting. Place a first layer of compound or forest land. . . Related:  Agriculture urbaineAgriculture Urbaine

Urban Agriculture - David Tracey Vincent Callebaut Architecte DRAGONFLY The world of fast-food and frozen food is over! The urban keen interest of the beginning of our Century turns toward the garden flat bringing back the countryside in our overcrowded cities fighting from now on for a community urban agriculture able to contribute to the durability of the city and to rethink the food production. On the roofs, terraces, balconies, in the hollow of the non-built public spaces, in the interior yards and the suspended greenhouses, the eco-warrior aspires to escape from its competitive and consumeristic universe imposed by the laws of the market. He desires to cultivate its immediate landscape so as to better take root in the ground by creating his own ecologic and alimentary biodiversity. The consumer becomes from then on producer and the garden inhabitant ! According to the PNUD (Programme of the United Nations for the Development), the worldwide urban population will go from 3.1 billion of inhabitants in 2009 up to 5.5 billion of inhabitants within 2025.

Terres en Villes About City Farmer Shoemakers, fashion models, computer geeks, politicians, lawyers, teachers, chefs … all city dwellers … all can grow food at home after work in back yards, community gardens or on flat roofs. For the past 36 years, City Farmer has encouraged urban dwellers to pull up a patch of lawn and plant some vegetables, kitchen herbs and fruit. Our message is the same today as it was in 1978 and will be relevant far into the future. This website is a collection of stories about our work at City Farmer here in Vancouver, Canada, and about urban farmers from around the world. Email: Phone: 604.685.5832 City Farmer’s first web site Urban Agriculture Notes ( has hundreds of pages of information about city farming. City Farmer teaches people how to grow food in the city, compost their waste and take care of their home landscape in an environmentally responsible way. See what we do at ‘The Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden’ in this 30 page photo album.

L'agriculture Nantes Métropole mène une politique de soutien et de développement de l'agriculture, composante importante de son identité et acteur économique de l'agglomération nantaise.Avec un territoire marqué par 15 000 ha de zones agricoles et 15 500 ha de zones naturelles (dont 9 500 ha de zones humides), l’activité agricole reste une activité économique importante, avec près de 330 exploitations, 1 400 emplois directs et une très grande diversité de productions et des produits locaux emblématiques. L’agriculture au service de la biodiversitéPour favoriser la prise en compte de la biodiversité dans les pratiques agricoles, Nantes Métropole entreprend des « diagnostics biodiversité » au sein de sept exploitations volontaires, dont la ferme fruitière Les Trois Villages, à Carquefou.

RésAL - Un résal, des réseaux...autour de l'alimentation - Montpellier - Vertigo - vol 10 - Agriculture urbaine Sous la direction de Eric Duchemin (VertigO - La revue électronique en sciences de l’environnement) (Institut des sciences de l’environnement, Université du Québec à Montréal) (Université du Québec à Montréal), Luc Mougeot (CRDI, Canada) et Joe Nasr (Collège Ryerson, Canada) Depuis maintenant plus d’une décennie - selon la plus récente estimation disponible – ils sont mondialement environ 800 millions à pratiquer l’agriculture urbaine (AU). 200 millions d’entre eux réalisent de la production de marché et 150 millions le font à plein temps. Ces gens produisent environ 15% de la production mondiale de nourriture.

Terre Nourricière École d'agriculture urbaine - du 15 au 19 août 2011 [VerPoPa] | Un Verger Potager Partagé à Montpellier