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Webinar: Urban And Peri-Urban Agriculture

Man met een spade over zijn schouder, Daniël Veelwaard (I), after Gerrit Adrianus van Oosterhoudt, 1802 – 1851

What role does urban and peri-urban agriculture play in city food systems in the context of COVID and climate change?

January 21st . 12pm CET, 2021

The majority of the world’s population lives in cities, reaching 65% in 2050. Providing ready access to healthy fresh food, bringing communities together, and educating urban populations about the food system are amongst the drivers for urban and peri-urban agriculture in many cities throughout the world. This webinar will explore how this has developed as part of strategic city-wide approaches to the food system, and will ask whether this activity is more or less important and practical in the context of current crises including COVID and climate change.

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Hawaii: Resurrected Kanaka Garden Ordered To Stop

A variety of canoe plants are now in the ground, and are being tended to by a group working from a nearby tent.

By Big Island Video News
Jan 6, 2021

Excerpt:

The community garden, located on the lawn fronting the landmark King Kamehameha statue along the Hilo Bayfront, has reappeared in recent days.

A variety of canoe plants are now in the ground, and are being tended to by a group working from a nearby tent.

The Kanaka Garden first emerged in 2013, when kalo was planted in a smaller around the statue, in defiance of state laws.

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Organizers Say Urban Agriculture Is Not Just a Hobby, It’s an Act of Resilience

Steffanie Tulk fills an order for customer Susan Burkhardt on October 23, 2020, at Village Farmstand in Evanston, Illinois. Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune/

When folks think that urban ag has a white face and it’s a hobby, that does a disservice to all of the communities that have started urban gardens as an act of resilience and a way to feed themselves.

By Laura Flanders,
Truthout
Jan 6, 2021

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Kirtrina Baxter: I would say about roughly 80 percent of our gardens and farms in this city are insecure, which means that they don’t have legal access to the land. So they might be on the land without permission, they may have a lease or a license, but they don’t have legal permission to be there, and what happened in this city — because gentrification picked up, development picked up the last two years — places where folks had been gardening for over, sometimes 30 years, are being [pushed out] … we knew that we had to do something to stop that.

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