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COLTIVARE GLI SPAZI VUOTI DELLA CITTA’ – URBAN ORCHARD IN A OLD GAS STATION

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Una vecchia stazione di benzina a Vancouver trasformata in un orto urbano, grazie a Sole Food Farm. Un organizzazione che si occupa di coltivare negli spazi abbandonati della città.

An old gas station in Vancouver is now a sprawling, temporary urban orchard, thanks to Sole Food Farms. It’s the organization’s fourth farm on vacant space in the city, and helps provide local jobs

COLTIVARE NEI SACCHI – GROW IN BAG

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Un modo semplice e rapido per far crescere le piante nei sacchi di crescita
Il serbatoio aiuta a portare il nutrimento necessario alle piante e allo stesso tempo impedisce l’erosione
Il cilindro centrale permette alle piante di espandere le proprie radici più in profondità

ecco dove acquistarli:

http://www.amazon.it/Botanico-Lets-Grow-sacchi-coltura/dp/B004CYEHPE/ref=sr_1_4?s=garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1379056186&sr=1-4&keywords=vaso

City Farming

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A film about City Farming!

The ancient practice of agriculture meets modern city as we explore groundbreaking farms in Japan, the US and Norway. Monocle Films visits the people bringing green growth to their thriving metropolises.

 

follow the link: http://monocle.com/film/edits/city-farming/

MICRO GARDEN

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Highly productive, easily managed

Micro-gardens are highly productive and can be easily managed by anyone – women, men, children, the elderly and the disabled. FAO studies show that a micro-garden of one square metre can produce any one of the following:

  • around 200 tomatoes (30 kg) a year
  • 36 heads of lettuce every 60 days
  • 10 cabbages every 90 days
  • 100 onions every 120 days

Where no land is available, vegetables can be planted in a container filled with garden soil or a “substrate” made from local materials, such as peanut shells, coconut fibre, rice husks, coarse sand or laterite. If substrates are unavailable, there is another option: growing the vegetables on water enriched with a soluble fertilizer.

A micro-garden can be grown on an area of just one square metre. Water requirements are modest, an important consideration in developing cities, where good quality water is often scarce and expensive. In a year, a one square metre micro-garden consumes about 1 000 litres of water, or less than 3 litres per day. To ensure a regular water supply, micro-gardeners can channel rainwater into storage via a system of gutters and pipes. Rainwater is virtually free (after the investment in harvesting equipment) and usually of good quality. From a roof of 20 sq m, growers can collect 2 000 litres of water for every 100 mm of rainfall, enough for the year-round cultivation of a micro-garden of two square metres. Keeping micro-gardens productive is also fairly simple. They can be fertilized regularly, at no cost, with compost produced from household organic waste. Pests are controlled by non-chemical means, including coloured sticky traps, insect proof nets and intercropping with aromatic herbs that naturally repel insects, such as basil, parsley and mint

LINK: http://www.fao.org/ag/agp/greenercities/en/microgardens/index.html

DIY DESIGN: Solar Powered Aquaponics

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How to Build a solar powered IBC tote Aquaponics System CHEAP and EASY!

Indoor food: idroponics kit

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The Fizzy Farm Classic is a beautiful, healthy, simple to use, state-of-the-art hydroponic growing system.

Designed Grow non-vining fruits and vegetables – Lettuce, Kale, Swiss Chard, Basil, Strawberries, Chives, Thyme ect.

  • Turn your deck, balcony or any outdoor area into a stunning garden.
  • 90-Day 100% money back guarntee.
  • Choose from either 2″ or 3″ net cups for ALL your growing needs

more info: http://www.zeromilefarms.com/fizzy-farm/

INCREDIBLE EDIBLE

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Pam Warhurst is the Chair of the Board of the Forestry Commission, which advises on and implements forestry policy in Great Britain. She also cofounded Incredible Edible Todmorden, a local food partnership that encourages community engagement through local growing. Incredible Edible started small, with the planting of a few community herb gardens in Todmorden, and today has spin-offs in the U.S. and Japan. The community has started projects like Every Egg Matters, which educates people on keeping chickens and encourages them to sell eggs to neighbors, and uses a ‘Chicken Map’ to connect consumers and farmers. Incredible Edible Todmorden empowers ordinary people to take control of their communities through active civic engagement.

http://www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk/