01 Jul '11, 4pm

5 Urban Farming Lessons

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Environment and Climate page and our Organic Transitions page . You may think an urban farm or garden starts with soil or seeds, but, really, it starts with connections among people who have a desire to do something good. It is built on the bedrock of relationships that persevere through, shall we say, sunshine as well as stormy weather. For those urban farmers gardening in a postage-stamp-sized lot, the ingenuity put forth by city urban farmers with a whole acre in the city can be awe inspiring. Their large-scale efforts can teach a lot about how to improve any urban-farming situation on a small scale. Lesson No. 1: Establish an atmosphere of trust and accessibility. To lock or not to lock? That was the question at our new community garden in Dunwoody, Ga.: whether 'twas nobler in the mind to suffer the stealin...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23530.cfm

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