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Gardening is, for many, a passion to be indulged in on weeknights and weekends — a solace from the day-to-day work world. But for 11 schoolteachers this past week, gardening was something to study up on — with the goal of creating some lesson plans and passing their new knowledge on to their future students. The educators gathered outside Camas Ridge Elementary School in south Eugene to get their hands dirty in a bucket of worms, learn about soil erosion, and identify plants and animals…

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Educators embrace school gardens as multidisciplinary teaching tool

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To save the planet, the United Nations calls for us to get rid of modern agriculture as we know it and adopt organic farms and a localized food system.

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United Nations Calls for an End to Industrialized Farming

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from Rodale's Organic Life

How To Raise Chickens In A Tiny Yard

Keeping chickens if your yard is small. Are you yearning for fresh eggs and free soil amendments? Here's what you need to know.

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How To Raise Chickens In A Tiny Yard

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from the Guardian

Doctors should prescribe gardening for patients more often, says report

Those with cancer, dementia and mental health problems can benefit from gardening, according to health thinktank

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Doctors should prescribe gardening for patients more often, says report

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from Ensia

Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

Carolyn Leadly outside greenhouse at Rising Pheasant Farms

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Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

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Brooklyn Grange - A New York Growing Season.

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Brooklyn Grange - A New York Growing Season

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from Co.Exist

In L.A., Now You Can Use City Land For A Free Vegetable Garden

In L.A., Now You Can Use City Land For A Free Vegetable Garden.

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In L.A., Now You Can Use City Land For A Free Vegetable Garden

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from NPR.org

An All-Volunteer Squad Of Farmers Is Turning Florida Lawns Into Food

Rows of greens grow on the front yard of Gary Henderson's house. He's one of a handful of homeowners in Orlando, Fla., who've given up their lawn to Fleet Farming. Once "you realize that you can eat your lawn, I think it makes a whole lot of sense," Henderson says.

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An All-Volunteer Squad Of Farmers Is Turning Florida Lawns Into Food

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Chickens as therapy animals.

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Therapy Chickens: Creating Bonds And Improving Health - Urban Farm

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Urban Farming is Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

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Why a Denver Suburb Has Gone All-In for Farming

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