Posts tagged garden
Karen Washington: It’s Not a Food Desert, It’s Food Apartheid

Urban farming’s “de facto godmother”, Karen Washington, has been a leader in the battle for food justice for three decades. In this interview, Karen discusses the deeply rooted issues that currently plague urban food systems, and she explains why reframing ‘food deserts’ as ‘food apartheid’ is so important to the end goal of creating equitable and lasting solutions.

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Danny Kovach: Greenhouse Builder at Day, Food Systems Visionary at Night

In Vancouver, Canada, Danny Kovach is a visionary working to make his city a better place to live. At his job with BC Greenhouse Builders, Danny designs and sells custom greenhouses for a variety of customers. And outside his job, Danny is an avid member of coFood Vancouver, a neighborhood collective that operates a collaborative garden on a vacant piece of land. It is here, in this community space, that Danny is designing modular systems he hopes will revolutionize the way fresh food is grown and accessed within cities.  

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THIS ATLANTA BASED STARTUP HAS CREATED THE WORLD’S SMALLEST & SMARTEST GARDEN

Enrich Gardening, an Atlanta based startup, recently began selling what they say is “the world’s smallest & smartest garden.” The small and easy-to-use grow kits are designed to empower everyone to enjoy growing food within their own homes. Enrich has also developed a mobile app which acts as a companion to the grow kits. On the front of every kit there is a QR code that can be scanned by the app. The app will load that very plant into a virtual garden and begin sending you reminders on when and how much to water. 

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THE SEARCH FOR THE WORLD’S MOST ENCHANTING GREENHOUSES

Magnus Edmondson and India Hobson’s greenhouse quest began in Oxford, England, at the Botanic Garden, on a Sunday morning. “We were the only people there, and it was so incredibly quiet,” they write. The only sounds were “gasps of wonderment” and the “occasional sigh.” From there, Edmondson and Hobson, photographers based in Sheffield, were hooked. They began what they call “a self-initiated Greenhouse Tour of the World”—they find, explore, and photograph greenhouses, potting sheds, polytunnels, conservatories, and other indoor spaces made by humans, for plants.

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