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Pennsylvania. Dept. of Agriculture opens Urban Agriculture Grant applications March 1

The application for the 2020-21 Pa. Farm Bill’s $500,000 Urban Agriculture Grant Program will open Monday, March 1, according to Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding.

By Kayla Brown
ABC
Feb 26, 2021

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This grant is aimed to grow agricultural infrastructure in urban food deserts so they can have access to fresh, local food and get access to hands-on learning and community-building opportunities.

“In 2020 we saw the sad result of the reality of food apartheids as people in urban communities without access to fresh, nutritious food were disproportionately affected by COVID-19,” said Redding. “Nutrition and health – strong immune systems and susceptibility to disease – are inextricably linked. COVID-19 compounded upon years of lack of access to nutritious food and minority urban communities were hit hard by the pandemic.”

Grants will improve agriculture infrastructure in urban areas by sharing resources, supporting the community and their development efforts, and aggregating product.

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February 27, 2021   No Comments

Canada: Nature’s Path Empowers 21 Community Gardens for 2021 Through Gardens For Good Program

The Stephens’ family. Owners of Nature’s Path.

“Due to the pandemic, access to healthy, fresh food has become even more challenging.”

Nature’s Path
Feb 09, 2021

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Their annual Gardens for Good Program to help recognize the wonderful work community gardens are doing across the US and Canada. Nature’s Path will support 21 community gardens with $5,000 each. Applications will be accepted starting on February 5th, with special focus on gardens founded by and serving, Black, Indigenous and communities of color.

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February 10, 2021   Comments Off on Canada: Nature’s Path Empowers 21 Community Gardens for 2021 Through Gardens For Good Program

Finland: Urban farming in Finland in for a boost thanks to EU funding

Roof terrace.

EU funding, provided under the European Regional and Development Fund, farming on rooftops will be substantially increased

By Anton Stoyanov
The Mayor
Feb 3, 2021

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The European Union and its member states are committed to building circular and sustainable societies and to reducing carbon emissions. Thus, their support for different projects that advance these goals should come as no surprise.

One of the latest such initiatives is Finland’s CircularHoodFood project, part of the country’s 6Aika Strategy, which brings together six large cities, including Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku and Oulu.

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February 8, 2021   Comments Off on Finland: Urban farming in Finland in for a boost thanks to EU funding

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

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