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| Sauder School of Business at UBC, Vancouver, Canada

| Sauder School of Business at UBC, Vancouver, Canada | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
Meet @ShiftingGrowth, their mission is to transform vacant spaces into temporary community gardens: http://t.co/9GbqKzyuuj #ccsihub #local
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Hungry? This Community Planted an Entire Forest of Free Food

Hungry? This Community Planted an Entire Forest of Free Food | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
What’s not to love about a forest of free food ? Beacon Food Forest is a 7-acre garden of self-sustaining produce, maintained by local volunteers in Seattle, Washington.
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A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit

A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it

The city's emergency manager has approved a deal to turn scores of blighted properties into a lush green space with maple and oak trees.


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It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest – Vegetarian Friend

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest – Vegetarian Friend | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
This is amazing!! Seattle to build a public food forest with food free for the taking. C'mon #Akron!! http://t.co/h9d1BjPjkQ
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For inner-city kids, community garden offers a chance to connect with nature

For inner-city kids, community garden offers a chance to connect with nature | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
The Nature Works Everywhere program kicks off in Curtis Bay-Baltimore giving kids from urban schools a hands-on experience learning about the environment.
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Prospect Community Garden part of Zero Waste SA's Share 'n' Save initiative - The Daily Telegraph

Prospect Community Garden part of Zero Waste SA's Share 'n' Save initiative - The Daily Telegraph | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
Prospect Community Garden part of Zero Waste SA's Share 'n' Save initiative
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The garden is part of the new Share 'n' Save initiative - a partnership between Messenger and Zero Waste that encourages communities to share resources.
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Temperate Food Forest 50 days growth in 2 minutes

It is hard to get to visit a growing food forest, let alone spend a lot of time in one. I'm going to try and take a couple of photos per week and you can all...

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nanaimo food forest's curator insight, November 13, 2013 2:33 AM

ever want to see progress in motion? This is it! We give you the beautiful Food Forest, in all it's glory! 

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Schools urged to grow community gardens to teach students healthy habits

Schools urged to grow community gardens to teach students healthy habits | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
SCHOOLS are being urged to grow community gardens to teach students the importance of fruit and vegetables in their diet.
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nanaimo food forest's curator insight, November 13, 2013 2:32 AM

And there you go--gardening is more about garnering a wholesome green thumb and getting time outside--it's good for our health too. 

What's not to like?

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Climate change threatens world food supply, panel warns

Climate change threatens world food supply, panel warns | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
Report finds that land ice is melting worldwide, leading to a rise in sea levels and threatening increased flooding in coastal communities (RT @cgiarclimate: #Climatechange threatens world food supply, panel warns
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Vertical Gardens to Cultivate Sustainable Skyscraper Community

Vertical Gardens to Cultivate Sustainable Skyscraper Community | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
A new concept for a twisted tower and vertical garden city has been unveiled by two Berlin architects.
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How new food forest courses will add to our larder - Carbon News

How new food forest courses will add to our larder - Carbon News | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
How new food forest courses will add to our larder
Carbon News
Many more food forests are likely to spring up around New Zealand as a new tertiary qualification shows how to produce food in ways which mimic forest ecosystems.
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Community Gardens In New York City « CBS New York

Community Gardens In New York City « CBS New York | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
All around New York, over 600 community gardens, most cared for and tended by a dedicated group of volunteers, have transformed empty lots into urban oases that give residents of all ages an opportunity to try out their ...
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ProjectDirt.com - Communities Buying Land

ProjectDirt.com - Communities Buying Land | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
Want to learn more about communities buying land for community gardens, woods or CSA? Join @FCFCG on 27th November http://t.co/A1KoXab7Yo
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The Trans Canada Trail - Canada News Centre

The Trans Canada Trail - Canada News Centre | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
... history, culture and natural heritage. Economic Development: The Trail is expected to generate millions of dollars in economic benefits in the years to come by creating local jobs and supporting the tourism industry.
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If this is the case why are we not converting the entire rail corridor on Vancouver Island.  How much more would it raise as a trail and world longest food forest than it does as underused rail line.  Which is govern by a group that by their record spends most of their income on Administration and Wages.

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It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it

Forget meadows. The city’s new park will be filled with edible plants, and everything from pears to herbs will be free for the taking.


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Garden helps community sow the seeds of friendship - Sun-Sentinel

Garden helps community sow the seeds of friendship - Sun-Sentinel | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
Sun-Sentinel Garden helps community sow the seeds of friendship Sun-Sentinel Frog Alley Community Garden is the brainchild of the Sow Share program, whose mission is "connect people to the earth and connect people to each other through garden...
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Let's start a Community Garden! - Brazil Times (blog)

Let's start a Community Garden! - Brazil Times (blog) | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
Let's start a Community Garden! Brazil Times (blog) I've seen community gardens used by high school classes in biology and agriculture courses, senior citizens, as use in therapy and even poverty-stricken families, as a way of gaining some amount...
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Music Bend Trail receives 20 new trees, thanks to Tupelo Garden Club

Music Bend Trail receives 20 new trees, thanks to Tupelo Garden Club | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
  People who walk through Music Bend Trail to enjoy nature have that much more to make their journey pleasurable, thanks to the Tupelo Garden Club. On Thursday, workers from the Tupelo Department o...
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State assistant tourism secretary to speak at rail trail meeting in Osage City - Osage County Online | Osage County News

State assistant tourism secretary to speak at rail trail meeting in Osage City - Osage County Online | Osage County News | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
State assistant tourism secretary to speak at rail trail meeting in Osage City Osage County Online | Osage County News Linda Craghead, Assistant Secretary of Tourism, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will be the keynote speaker at...
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New expert panel assesses linkages between forests and food security

New expert panel assesses linkages between forests and food security | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
Forests play a major role in achieving Millennium Development Goal 1 to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger and in striving for food security. Globally, millions of people depend on forests for th...
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Wellington Aquaponics's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:36 PM

Vote Nanaimo Food Forest at http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf17339

nanaimo food forest's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:55 AM

Policy reccomendations need to be made about Forests and their importance to Food security. Sometimes, instead of looking on imporving man made systems, it might be easier to look back to what nature has managed to do successfully before us. 

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Community garden guru enlightens Edson - Edson Leader

Community garden guru enlightens Edson - Edson Leader | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
Community garden guru enlightens Edson
Edson Leader
Members of the Edson and District Recycling Society are trying to spearhead efforts to start a community garden in Edson.
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Food Forests For All – A One World Permaculture Workshop (Nov 2013, Austin, Texas)

Food Forests For All – A One World Permaculture Workshop (Nov 2013, Austin, Texas) | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
What: Food Forest Workshop
When: November 9th, 10th and 16th, 9am - 4pm
Where: Whole Life Learning Center & Hill Country Natives (Texans and neighbouring residents... Does that include you, Nichole?
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Community gardens a growing force for local food in Fayetteville - Fayetteville Observer

Community gardens a growing force for local food in Fayetteville - Fayetteville Observer | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
Community gardens a growing force for local food in Fayetteville Fayetteville Observer The term refers to an area where people don't have ready access to food that's fresh, healthy and affordable and may suffer diet-related health problems as a...
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Temperate Food Forest 50 days growth in 2 minutes

It is hard to get to visit a growing food forest, let alone spend a lot of time in one. I'm going to try and take a couple of photos per week and you can all...
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nanaimo food forest's curator insight, November 13, 2013 2:33 AM

ever want to see progress in motion? This is it! We give you the beautiful Food Forest, in all it's glory! 

Wellington Aquaponics's curator insight, November 13, 2013 9:28 AM

Help students fund food forests  http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf17339

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Food forestry expert in Penticton - Pentiction Western News

Food forestry expert in Penticton - Pentiction Western News | Rails to Trails and Food Forests | Scoop.it
Food forestry expert in Penticton
Pentiction Western News
From the experience Walker continued farming on his own and in 1988 established and operated an edible landscape nursery in Grand Forks and established the first food forest in Canada there.
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