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Plan is to construct the George Washington Carver Victory Garden & Farm

$4.3M plan for 10 acres in Columbus invites community to get involved.

By Mark Rice
Ldger Enquirer
January 15, 2021

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The plan is to construct the George Washington Carver Victory Garden & Farm on the 10 vacant acres behind the Marshall Success Center and Davis Elementary School and along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. To start, the nonprofit community development organization Turn Around Columbus is trying to raise $143,000 for the project’s first phase.

Turn Around Columbus is partnering with the Muscogee County School District on the victory garden and farm to provide students hands-on learning in math, science and entrepreneurship. The goal is to empower youth to become positive change agents, with the byproduct of affordable and healthy food for the community.

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January 21, 2021   No Comments

Netherlands: Research Fellow Urban Farming

Job: The main research question is how to design and implement sustainable food production by vertical farming (high-tech indoor farming) in urban areas.

Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions
Climate Resilient Cities program in which the Horticulture and Product Physiology group of Wageningen University
I am Expat
Dec 24, 2020

A research fellow who is eager to explore vertical farming solutions in urban settings. You will work at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) and, more specifically, the Climate Resilient Cities program in which the Horticulture and Product Physiology group of Wageningen University is involved. The work will be done in close co-operation with urban asset managers, businesses, NGO’s and citizens. The main research question is how to design and implement sustainable food production by vertical farming (high-tech indoor farming) in urban areas.

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December 24, 2020   Comments Off on Netherlands: Research Fellow Urban Farming

Scotland: Glasgow golf course could become urban farm

Glasgow Community Food Network plan.

Hopes of converting one of Glasgow’s golf courses into the city’s first urban farm ahead of COP26 have taken a step closer to becoming reality following a major award from the National Lottery to be announced today.

By Cate Devine
Herald Scotland
Nov 18, 2020

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An unprecedented £629,582 from the National Lottery Community Fund to the Glasgow Community Food Network (GCFN) means work can begin tomorrow [Friday] on transforming Glasgow’s food system and reducing its impact on the climate crisis. It is the Lottery’s largest award given to one project specifically tackling climate change in Scotland.

A project called ‘Low Carbon Sustainable Food City For All’ will be led by GCFN in partnership with Urban Roots, Glasgow Eco Trust, The Space, St Paul’s Youth Forum and Central and West Integration Network.

Nine new jobs will be advertised from tomorrow, with appointments expected to be made before the end of the year for work to begin in January.

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November 24, 2020   Comments Off on Scotland: Glasgow golf course could become urban farm

Missouri Department of Agriculture Urban Agriculture Matching Grant Projects Announced

Nine projects will receive $50,000 in total funding

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Missouri Department of Agriculture
November 20, 2020

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today that nine projects will receive $50,000 in total funding through the Urban Agriculture Matching Grant. The competitive grant program will reimburse recipients for up to $7,500 in expenses associated with the urban agriculture projects listed below.

“In addition to developing urban agriculture opportunities, we are also thrilled to see that these projects have either a workforce development or job creation component to them,” said Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn. “It is a testament to how public private partnerships can work together for our communities today, while also build a thriving next generation of agriculturalists.”

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November 24, 2020   Comments Off on Missouri Department of Agriculture Urban Agriculture Matching Grant Projects Announced

University at Buffalo researchers awarded $1 million grant to advance urban agriculture

UB researchers will collaborate with two Buffalo organizations and one in Minneapolis on a grant to advance policies supporting urban agriculture.

The research team is studying the role of social networks and social capital in urban food systems.

University of Buffalo
Public Health, Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning,
Nov 18, 2020

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“Recent experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic have illustrated the need for well-functioning urban food systems, which are supported by this grant. Design of such systems ought to be informed by experiences of community networks,” said Samina Raja, PhD, principal investigator on the project.

“We are excited to co-produce this research with our community leaders to grow urban agriculture policy from the ground up,” added Raja, professor of urban and regional planning in UB’s School of Architecture and Planning and director of the school’s Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab.

Improved policy awareness helps urban growers better access land, water and resources. Ultimately, urban food systems and grower-policymaker networks lead to healthier, vibrant urban communities.

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November 23, 2020   Comments Off on University at Buffalo researchers awarded $1 million grant to advance urban agriculture

USDA Awards Atlanta Region’s First City Agriculture Plan

City Agriculture Planning: Phase 1 Complete from Food Well Alliance on Vimeo.

Grant will boost urban agriculture plan for the City of East Point piloted by Atlanta nonprofit Food Well Alliance in partnership with Atlanta Regional Commission

Value Walk
Oct 15, 2020

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Atlanta, GA, October 15, 2020 — Atlanta nonprofit Food Well Alliance (FWA) announced it is one of 23 organizations across the nation – and the only organization in Georgia – receiving a brand-new grant awarded by the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The new Regional Food System Partnerships grant program joins the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion grant programs authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill. The $250,000 grant awarded to FWA will advance implementation of the Atlanta region’s first-ever City Agriculture Plan being piloted in the City of East Point and guided by FWA and city planning experts from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).

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October 22, 2020   Comments Off on USDA Awards Atlanta Region’s First City Agriculture Plan

USDA awards New Haven nearly $600K in grants to boost urban agriculture, reduce food waste

Mayor Justin Elicker said, “Food is what makes people healthy, and there’s so many examples of people who don’t have adequate access to food.”

WTNH.com Staff
Oct 13, 2020

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding New Haven with two first-ever grants.

The Elm City was selected as one of three cities for the Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Competitive Planning Grant. For that grant, they received the full $500,000.

The city also secured a $90,000 grant for Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction Projects.

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October 21, 2020   Comments Off on USDA awards New Haven nearly $600K in grants to boost urban agriculture, reduce food waste