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UK: BBC launches 8-part series on future of food & agriculture

In episode six, Wong meets the innovative growers who have created global, full-scale urban farming operations. He finds out how La Caverne, a unique urban farm in Paris, is growing a ton of mushrooms and greens each day beneath the city’s streets.

By AGDAILY
February 08, 2021

Excerpt:

In a new eight-part multi-platform series called Follow the Food, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, BBC World News, and BBC.com explore the stories behind feeding the world’s ever-growing population. Presented by renowned Botanist James Wong, the series will examine how farming, science, AI technology, and the consumer can overcome this challenge — while also asking whether the ag industry can do so in a way that doesn’t harm the planet.

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February 14, 2021   Comments Off on UK: BBC launches 8-part series on future of food & agriculture

Holland: Kitchen Gardens: From Plot to Plate – A Photo Essay

By Ruud Sies

Kitchen gardens can supply up to half of all non-staple food needs, as well as a significant number of vitamins and minerals. This makes them an invaluable tool for food security in vulnerable communities.

By Ruud Sies (photographer) and partner Hanneke van Hintum (producer)
Resilience Food Stories
2020

Excerpt:

It was in the fall of 2016, that I made my first photo of a kitchen garden. It was somewhere on a dyke in Rotterdam, The subject of a kitchen garden is interesting above all for the beauty of the thing itself and for its universal character. There are millions of these little plots all over the world. Nothing else brings nature and culture so close together.

It is the battle against the elements that has to be fought out on thirty-five square metres that makes the subject so interesting. Nowhere do nature and culture come so closely together as in the kitchen garden, and there is nothing else that makes the seasons so visible.

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January 16, 2021   Comments Off on Holland: Kitchen Gardens: From Plot to Plate – A Photo Essay

Canada: Month of Giving Back: City Farmer Society

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From composting to growing your own food, Michael Levenston explains how City Farmer tries to promote urban agriculture.

Global TV News
Dec 21, 2020

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December 28, 2020   Comments Off on Canada: Month of Giving Back: City Farmer Society

Korea: Video of 2020 Seoul International Conference (Main-Conference) (English)

Mayor of Seoul vice Mayor, Nerima City in Tokyo Mayor of Nerima City and more

Opening Ceremony
Opening Remarks : Jung-hyup Seo (Mayor of Seoul vice Mayor) 4:29

Welcome Speech : Chang-Woo Lee (Committee Chair) 8:07

Congratulatory Speeches : Akio Maekawa (Nerima City in Tokyo Mayor of Nerima City) 11:59

Congratulations Messages on Pickets (major activists and citizens involved in urban agriculture) 13:47

Keynote Speech

Chung-hyun Oh (Professor of Bioenvironmental Studies at Dongguk University) – Agricultural biodiversity and social urban agriculture 15:36

Michael Levenston (City Farmer Society Executive Director) – City Farmer Society Executive Director 20:21

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December 15, 2020   Comments Off on Korea: Video of 2020 Seoul International Conference (Main-Conference) (English)

Korea: Video of 2020 Seoul International Conference (Pre-Conference) (English)

Carbon Neutrality, Biodiversity, Sustainable Food System

14:00 – 14:50 1) Carbon Neutrality (Committee Member Jin-Deok Kim & Mr. Cheol Hwan Ahn) Eunha Jo

Speakers from Overseas

  • Nadina Galle (MIT Senseable City Laboratory Research Fellow – Netherlands)
  • William LoSasso (NYC Parks GreenThumb Director – USA)
  • Josh Whiton (Founder of MakeSoil – USA)

Speaker from Korea

  • Yong-Un Ban (University of Chungbuk, Department of Urban Engineering – Korea)
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December 15, 2020   Comments Off on Korea: Video of 2020 Seoul International Conference (Pre-Conference) (English)

China: Community Gardens – Planting seeds, growing communities – A film

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The director’s observation of three community gardens in Shanghai

Provided by 2020 Looking China · Youth Film Project.
Frederik Vercammen, the director, from Belgium
Tang Yaxuan, the producer, from St. John’s College
Article Editor: Shen Ke
Shine
Dec 2020
(Must see film. Mike)

This documentary shows the director’s observation of three community gardens in Shanghai. Through close interviews with the staff, volunteers and residents who participated in the construction and maintenance of the gardens, a window is open for us to see how the simple and sincere connection among people in a busy and indifferent urban life is forming in everyone’s heart through simple acts taking place in small community gardens.

Link to the film here.

December 11, 2020   Comments Off on China: Community Gardens – Planting seeds, growing communities – A film

Germany: ‘Datsche’ – Film takes place in East Germany in a garden allotment colony

Valentine tires of the quiet allotment life and accidentally invites some random people from the internet to join him in his garden

The film “Datsche” by Lara Hewitt

The unsuccessful New York actor Valentin moves to a sunny allotment garden near Potsdam after the death of his grandfather. In the attic of the dacha he has inherited, he meets Adam, a refugee Ethiopian who is hiding from an impending deportation from Germany. While Valentin promises to keep Adam’s secret, the harmony of their flat share is made possible by the curiosity of those who love order

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December 10, 2020   Comments Off on Germany: ‘Datsche’ – Film takes place in East Germany in a garden allotment colony