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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…

Educators embrace school gardens as multidisciplinary teaching tool

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A good article about our friend Drake @cluck!

CLUCK! *AN INTERVIEW WITH DRAKE, FOUNDER, OWNER, & HEAD FARMER*

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NPR.orgfrom 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.

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

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the Guardianfrom 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

Doctors should prescribe gardening for patients more often, says report

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Fun article on raising backyard ducks on page 18 of the current Take Root magazine. TAKE ROOT Magazine is a farm, food, and sustainable living magazine published quarterly by Duhn and Associates and is distributed in Oregon.

Duhn and Associates TAKE ROOT Magazine Winter 2016

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Chickens as therapy animals.

Therapy Chickens: Creating Bonds And Improving Health - Urban Farm

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Urban Farming in Downtown Las Vegas

Influencers, Articles and Conversations

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Rodale's Organic Lifefrom Rodale's Organic Life

How To Raise Chickens In A Tiny Yard

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How To Raise Chickens In A Tiny Yard

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Inhabitatfrom Inhabitat

The San Francisco Giants grow kale and tomatoes in their baseball stadium

The San Francisco Giants grow kale and tomatoes in their baseball stadium.

The San Francisco Giants grow kale and tomatoes in their baseball stadium

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Can a Rain Barrel in Every House Help Ease the Water Crisis?

Australians Survived a 13-Year Drought by Going Low-Tech | Yahoo News / by Todd Woody (Takepart.com)

Can a Rain Barrel in Every House Help Ease the Water Crisis?

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Washington Postfrom Washington Post

That empty patch of grass? That could be the District’s next farm.

The urban agriculture movement hits D.C. driven by our hunger for vegetables — and meaning.

That empty patch of grass? That could be the District’s next farm.

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UO Urban Farm success.

UO’s urban farm brings in more students than Duck athletics

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Wicked cool. Boston's Fenway park is now home to an urban farm.

Forget Peanuts and Cracker Jack: These MLB Teams Have Stadium-Grown Greens

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Ensiafrom Ensia

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

Carolyn Leadly outside greenhouse at Rising Pheasant Farms

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

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Co.Existfrom 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.

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

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Food Not Lawns: Reasons to grow food in your backyard

Lawns have taken over the American landscape. Food Not Lawns is an urban agriculture movement to motivate homeowners to tear up their lawns and replace them with food gardens. It's better for the Earth and for your health!

Food Not Lawns: Reasons to grow food in your backyard

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Urban Farming is Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Why a Denver Suburb Has Gone All-In for Farming

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Teachers learn about gardens at GTN Charlotte.

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Brooklyn Grange - A New York Growing Season.

Brooklyn Grange - A New York Growing Season

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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.

United Nations Calls for an End to Industrialized Farming

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BBC Newsfrom BBC News

Global importance of urban agriculture 'underestimated'

Urban farming helps feed the world.

Urban farming helps feed the world

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Urban Agriculture in Tampa Bay.

Urban agriculture grows up in Tampa Bay

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Raising a couple turkeys in the backyard.

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Urban Farming in Sacramento.

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Green roofs are changing architecture: The Science Hills of Komatsu

Green Roofs in Architecture.

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