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Canada: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is among the most eminent landscape architects in the world

January 20, 2021 – March 13, 2021
West Vancouver Art Museum

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is among the most eminent landscape architects in the world, known for many projects in Canada and abroad. Genius loci, meaning the protective spirit of a place, is embodied in the seven decade span of her work. Her landscape designs demonstrate her desire to create terrains that are less an interruption and more an amplification of what already exists on a site. Her training in modernist design and a desire to connect people with nature is immediately apparent in her landscapes. At a time when our relationship to the earth is of paramount importance, Oberlander’s projects reveal consistent and significant stewardship of the natural environment. Many of her designs—even those from 50 years ago—remain largely unchanged, testaments to her technical skill, research techniques, and judicious selection of flora.

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Malaysia: Interest in Klang Valley community gardens grows as gardening becomes cool again during Covid-19

Clockwise from left: Kebun Komuniti USJ 12 permanent volunteers Esther Tan, Karen Tan, Yeong Kong Foo, Edward Tan and Izzaham Idris. ? Picture by Choo Choy May

“Community gardens provide not just food security but also build community togetherness.”

By Melanie Chalil
Malay Mail
Dec 30, 2020

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If there was one thing the pandemic taught many people around the world ? besides the importance of handwashing ? it’s that the act of growing your own food can be comforting in times of uncertainty.

In the UK, gardening became the second most popular lockdown activity in the after watching television as many were forced to stay to curb the spread of Covid-19, a GlobalData survey found.

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Atlanta’s largest urban farm becomes a landowner

Truly Living Well urban farm shows how city folks can grow their own food, provides local food deserts fresh produce.

By Bo Emerson
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dec 30

Excerpt:

Garrison said the success of TLW is part of a boom in Atlanta’s urban farms and collectives, including Gilliam’s Community Garden (in the Westside neighborhood); Gangstas to Growers (a program for at-risk youth and the formerly incarcerated); the Grow Where You Are agricultural collective; and the Metro Atlanta Urban Farm.

“At conferences of people from Black-owned farms, I found out that folks around the U.S. look to Atlanta for a sense of what is possible,” he said.

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