Irrigating vegetables with wastewater in African cities may spread disease

Professor Laura Piddock, from the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Microbiology and Infection. Experts discovered that wastewater collected from canals used for urban agriculture in Burkina Faso was rich in virulent human pathogens which cause gastroenteritis and diarrhoea – a major cause of death in low and middle-income countries. University Of Birmingham Public Release Oct …

A garden mural and exposing kids to art in Puyallup

.mcclatchy-embed{position:relative;padding:40px 0 56.25%;height:0;overflow:hidden;max-width:100%}.mcclatchy-embed iframe{position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%} By Peter Haley News Tribune Oct 11, 2018 San Diego muralist Roberto Salas involves preschoolers in art at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Puyallup, October 11, 2018. He is also making a mural to accompany a community garden nearby. Artist’s Statement: Building these public art projects stems from both the conceptual and …

Toronto Municipal Staff and Policy-makers’ Views on Urban Agriculture and Health – A Qualitative Study

In this study, municipal staff and policy-makers wanted local, tangible evidence that urban agriculture could help them achieve their social, economic, and environmental goals in a way that brought about meaningful impacts for local communities, with any risk being worth the reward. By Kate Mulligan, Association of Ontario Health Centres Josephine Archbold, City of Toronto …

An interview with Rhys Darby: The Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty (Book 1)

Funnyman Rhys Darby has teamed up with Scholastic in a fun new fiction series for kids. He talked to Christchurch City Libraries about his debut children’s book and reading interests, his passion for cryptozoology and his connections to Christchurch. Rhys Darby. Photo credit: Dean B. Cornish You may know Rhys Darby as a comedian and …

Eat, Drink And Be Scared: Halloween – Wednesday 31 October 2018

Halloween display at Linwood Library, October 2014. Flickr 2014-Photo3.img On the 31st of October we celebrate Halloween. Also known as Hallowe’en; All Hallow’s Eve; Allhalloween and All Saint’s Eve. Although not everybody recognises this contentious holiday, I will celebrate by scaring myself to death with a selection of horror films.   Halloween Events Spooky Halloween …

Canada: How an urban farm in Halifax is helping one woman with her mental health

Janet Niyonkuru, an immigrant from Rwanda, began as an interpreter with Common Roots Urban Farm in Halifax before planting her own plots there. (ALEX COOKE/FOR STARMETRO HALIFAX) Since it began, Common Roots Urban Farm has grown nearly 45,500 pounds of food and has welcomed 2,500 visitors annually. By Alex Cooke For StarMetro Halifax Oct. 11, …