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City Agriculture - July 8, 2020

by gmoke Wed Jul 8th, 2020 at 08:51:53 PM EST

Montreal plans a biodiversity corridor through the city
http://www.civiliti.com/projects/biodiversity-corridor-113
https:/inhabitat.com/montreal-unveils-plans-for-award-winning-biodiversity-corridor

Singapore's EDEN apartments finished - 20 storeys built around gardens
http://www.heatherwick.com/projects/buildings/eden/
https:/inhabitat.com/heatherwick-studio-completes-nature-filled-eden-apartments-in-singapore

Babylon Bridge - a proposed multi-storey garden and pedestrian bridge for Paris
https:/inhabitat.com/babylon-bridge-features-hanging-gardens-over-the-seine
http://rescubika.com

Citizen scientist finds 573 species in his Cambridge, UK "ordinary-sized" city garden
https:/www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-52840241
hat tip:  boingboing.net

Guerrilla Grafters - "grafting fruit-producing limbs onto sterile urban trees, specifically bred not to bear fruit"
https:
returntonow.net/2020/05/30/guerilla-grafters-secretly-graft-fruit-bearing-branches-onto-ster ile-city-trees

Victoria, BC distributes vegetable seedlings for free
https:/www.treehugger.com/green-food/victoria-bc-you-can-get-vegetable-seedlings-free.html

Paris' Saint Gobains tower has gardens on all floors
https:
inhabitat.com/gardens-grow-on-all-floors-of-saint-gobains-crystalline-hq
http://www.v-p.com/en

Wellesley College Global Flora greenhouse "exceeds the Net Zero Water & Energy requirements of the Living Building Challenge, the world's most rigorous certification of sustainable construction."
http://www.kvarch.net/projects/133
https:/inhabitat.com/wellesleys-global-flora-greenhouse-can-generate-all-of-its-own-energy

Amsterdam's worm hotels
https:/youtu.be/1I2ECk6R5Kw
https:
wormenhotel.nl - in Dutch but pictures!

Urban Agriculture and Climate Change: "The New Normal"
Thursday, July 9 (through August 20)
Online
RSVP at https:
/www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-agriculture-and-climate-change-the-new-normal-tickets-11020606530 8
Join Instructor Mason Trappio to gain an understanding of how climate change affects the urban farmer and the growth of new crops.
This course informs the urban and peri-urban farmer about how climate change affects them and provides strategies for how to successfully adapt.
Length of Course: 1 hour
Dates:
July 9, 2020
July 23, 2020
August 6, 2020
August 20, 2020
Course Fees: Free
Course Description:
Our growing environments are affected, to varing degrees, by climate change. Increased temperatures, greenhouse emissions, and insect populations all challenge our farming operations. In this course, you will gain an understanding of how climate change affects the urban farmer, and new crops to grow in this New Normal.
Credentials Earned: This a noncredit stand-alone course.
What You Will Learn:
How climate change can impact farming operations
How to use cover crops to mitigate climate change
How to use climate-smart crops in the face of climate change
Who should participate? Anyone can participate
Registration Information:  TBA
Course Instructor: Mason Trappio
For further information about the course, please contact course instructor Mason Trappio directly at mason.trappio@gmail.com, or Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education, Che Axum, directly at mchezaji.axum@udc.edu.


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