Monthly Archives: December 2018

Florida Senate bill that could usher more beds of beets revives home rule debate

Brent Buffington,Executive Director, Growing Orlando works a 1/4 acre plot of land. (Red Huber / Orlando Sentinel) It says local ordinances regulating vegetable gardens would be “void and unenforceable. By Ryan Gillespie Orlando Sentinel Dec 24, 2018 Excerpt: State Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Orange Park, first introduced the bill in January in reaction to a dispute …

What does Pittsburgh’s Hilltop Urban Farm need to do to mitigate a food desert? Access to healthy food may only be a start.

Sarah Baxendell, director of the Hilltop Urban Farm, points out future plans for the 23-acre site, which will include a youth farm, farmers market and gardens for a farmer incubation program. (Photo by Teake Zuidema/PublicSource) If all goes according to plan, in 2020, Baxendell will be the project manager of the largest urban farm in …

‘Farming 4.0’: in space-starved Hong Kong, the future of agriculture may be in high-rise buildings, and hi-tech

The vertical farm’s co-founder, Gordon Tam Chi-ho. Photo: Edward Wong. An old factory building in Tai Po is using ‘vertical farming’ to turn a 10,000 sq ft space into one the size of a football field. By replacing shovels and hoes with computers and drones, the operation only needs four farmers By Denise Tsang South …

Camping at Hanmer River: Picturing Canterbury

Camping at Hanmer River 1958. Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt. CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 NZ CCL-PH16-080. Family camping at Hanmer River, Christmas/New Year 1958.  Annual event with often three generations present. Do you have any photographs of camping in Canterbury? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several people …