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Urban farmers are learning to grow food without soil or natural light

Growing food in cities became popular in Europe and North America during and immediately after World War II. Urban farming provided citizens with food, at a time when resources were desperately scarce. In the decades that followed, parcels of land which had been given over to allotments and city farms were gradually taken up for urban development. But recently, there has been a renewed interest in urban farming – albeit for very different reasons than before.

As part of a recent research project investigating how urban farming is evolving across Europe, I found that in countries where growing food was embedded in the national culture, many people have started new food production projects. There was less uptake in countries such as Greece and Slovenia, where there was no tradition of urban farming. Yet a few community projects had recently been started in those places too.

Read the FULL Story at: “CityMetric.com

 

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UK Gardener Grows Giant Organic Vegetables for Garden Shows

“Today I lifted my giant onions which have been growing for almost a year. They have been grown hydroponically in an RTA air-pot dripper system. There are a couple of things which I could have changed which could have altered the end result.”

“Down on the allotment in the polytunnel I lifted my giant pot leeks for exhibition/show. This show requires 3 pot leeks 6 inches to a tight button. in this video I show you how I lift and wash my leeks in preparation for show. This was the second show (ever) that I had benched/ exhibited my leeks at and I managed to scoop first place in style by smashing the record and showing 512cc for three leeks. The purpose of growing these leeks is for exhibition but they are also edible and taste good. They are not genetically modified nor are they pumped with chemicals.”

“Here’s how I prepare sand boxes to grow my exhibition stump root carrots.”

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