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City Agriculture - July 2, 2024

by gmoke Wed Jul 3rd, 2024 at 01:52:14 AM EST

The world's first organic state:  Sikkim
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg26234911-000-take-a-photographic-tour-around-the-worlds-first- fully-organic-state/
hat tip Monica Raymond

Kansas Ioway tribe shifts to regenerative agriculture
http://phys.org/news/2024-05-soil-kansas-tribe-shifts-regenerative.amp
hat tip Soil4Climate.org

Pioneer ecological designer John Todd has a Substack
https:/oceanarks.substack.com

Aquaponics in city farming
http://www.agritecture.com/blog/circular-economy-aquaponics-in-city-farming
Editorial Comment:  John Todd was a pioneer in the integration of aquaculture with gardening and water purification

Chinese agri and aqua voltaic projects
http://cleantechnica.com/2024/06/03/dual-harvest-agrivoltaics-boost-food-energy-production-in-asia/

Keystone plants by ecoregion - "we have included critical plant genera and local species that host significant numbers of butterflies, moths, and pollen specialist bees. Without these `key' plants, the ecosystem and the wildlife would suffer."
http://nwf.org/keystoneplants


Growing food on Mars can help on Earth, using an indigenous agricultural method
http://grist.org/food-and-agriculture/why-a-new-method-of-growing-food-on-mars-matters-more-on-earth

Future-Proof Food Systems in Europe
http://www.resilience.org/stories/2024-03-04/future-proof-food-systems-in-europe-a-call-for-action/
Marburg Action Plan for Future-Proof Food Systems in Europe
http://www.arc2020.eu/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Marburg-Action-Plan_final.pdf

Fork Farms provides hydroponic farming systems to schools
http://www.forkfarms.com/
Editorial Comment:  Learned about this on 6/13/24 CBS Evening News "Eye on America" segment where they featured their installation at an Appleton, WI school (and a food pantry)

Fighting for the right not to mow - rewilding lawns and the law
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/21/the-gardener-who-took-a-canadian-city-to- court-for-the-right-to-not-mow-his-lawn

The Man Who Planted Trees
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY_zuNtf3_g
Editorial Comment:  A classic.  It is fiction but there are working examples of others doing the same all around the world.  We need more.

Urban agrivoltaics for Detroit
http://cleantechnica.com/2024/06/25/solar-neighborhoods-in-detroit-choose-lightstar-to-illuminate-th e-future-with-innovative-neighborhood-agrivoltaic-solar

http://detroitmi.gov/government/mayors-office/office-sustainability/solar-neighborhoods

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More city agriculture?
. yes 100%
. no 0%
. not yes 0%
. not no 0%
. neither yes nor no 0%
. both yes and no 0%
. don't understand the question? 0%
. none of the above 0%

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Lost Cities of the Amazon Discovered From the Air

Mapping technology cut through the canopy to detect sprawling urban structures in Bolivia that suggest sophisticated cultures once existed

The new images reveal, in detail, a stronghold of the socially complex Casarabe Culture (500-1400 C.E.) with urban centers boasting monumental platform and pyramid architecture. Raised causeways connected a constellation of suburban-like settlements, which stretched for miles across a landscape that was shaped by a massive water control and distribution system with reservoirs and canals. The site, described this week in Nature, is the most striking discovery to suggest that the Amazon's rainforest "wilderness" was actually heavily populated, and in places quite urbanized, for many centuries before recorded history of the region began.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jul 3rd, 2024 at 06:24:09 AM EST
There is a theory that the Amazon rainforest was an agricultural project of human beans using terra preta (biochar) among other techniques.  Charles Mann's book 1491, as I recall, mentions this.

Solar IS Civil Defense
by gmoke on Wed Jul 3rd, 2024 at 07:48:27 PM EST
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