The Rapidian

Urban Agriculture

Urban Roots holds second annual plant sale, open house

by (Urban Roots)

Submitted 05-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

If Green Zebra Tomato, Clemson Spotted Okra or Toscano Kale make your heart beat a little faster, then you won’t want to miss Urban Roots’ Second Annual Plant Sale and Open House. Hundreds of vegetable and herb plants have been...

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Urban agriculture and placemaking: Toward building resiliency

by (levigardner1)

Submitted 11-17-2015 under OPINION

 I have been in counseling for the majority of my adult life. I nearly always balked at the seemingly outrageous cost of this endeavor, questioning whether or not it was worth the large amount of money for what sometimes felt like limited...

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Urban agriculture + placemaking = new economy

by (levigardner1)

Submitted 10-06-2015 under OPINION

Drive through the city to see abandoned lots with a “For Sale” sign, and you are faced with a fascinating conundrum. Inquire from a real estate agency the value of that property and they will de facto respond with its financial value....

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OKT responds to urban food growing debate in Muskegon

by (OKT)

Submitted 01-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Recently, MLive reported that Muskegon city commissioners are discussing regulating urban food growers. Here is our response.   The City of Muskegon has been debating the issue of what restrictions should be placed on urban growers...

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Pick up a shovel at Treehouse Community Garden

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-25-2013 under NEWS

The Treehouse Community Garden invites family, friends and community members to get their hands dirty in the garden this Saturday, June 29 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The community workday is scheduled to help complete special projects such as...

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Baxter Greenhouse Initiative: Growing more than greens

by (sara)

Submitted 04-22-2012 under NEWS

In 2009, the Baxter neighborhood was declared a “food desert” by the Health Department for having no nearby sources of fresh food or produce. In response, the Baxter Community Center began the Greenhouse Initiative as part of its 40th...

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