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Urban Farming/Gardening Project

There is a great need to develop more sustainable communityfarming/ gardening practices within urban areas to feed the most needy. In this group we are looking for land preservation strategies for community farms.

Location: Fort Wayne
Members: 49
Latest Activity: Feb 7

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Comment by Ben Orcutt on April 5, 2010 at 2:25pm
Has anyone heard of a Educational Farm opening up in Yorktown, IN?
Comment by Ellen on April 4, 2010 at 8:53am
http://strawbalegardens.com/

Great idea here, although it hasn't been tried and tested true yet, by me!
Comment by Ellen on April 4, 2010 at 8:47am
Sure Lyn, and don't forget yur mudboots, hat, sunscreen......I'll see ya then.
Comment by Ellen on April 3, 2010 at 3:40pm
Maplewood Elementary School Garden Angels Meeting at the garden site


Thursday April 8, 2010 7931 Gaithings Drive 12 noon to 7 pm

Meeting at the garden site.
We will plant spring crops....cabbage, kale, etc.....
We will move leaf mold, and compost about the garden.
Come to the garden at any time during our work time frame.

Directions: Go east on Tillman Rd. past Anthony Blvd. continuing East past Hessen Cassel Road make a right turn at the first housing addition into Trier Ridge Park continue on Gaithings Drive until you come to the garden site at dead end.
Comment by Ellen on March 29, 2010 at 12:11pm
The number to reach Ephraim and the Garden Angels has been changed.
New # 260.467.7150
Ephraim has been really busy at Maplewood School, and has a lot of plans for the Garden Angels/community gardens program this year.
Grants that have been applied for have not been forthwith, so a lack of funding is an issue, but not an obstacle.
Comment by Ellen on February 27, 2010 at 4:06pm
Comment by Ellen on February 23, 2010 at 1:22pm
Comment by Ellen on February 10, 2010 at 12:57pm
Kidsgardening.org
helping young minds grow
http://www.kidsgardening.org/School/registrydetails.taf?id=11091

Ephraim Smiley@fwcs12.in.us
Comment by Ellen on February 8, 2010 at 2:09pm
Great video on Urban Farming
City Goats: Barnyard Animals in Backyards
Comment by Ellen on January 8, 2010 at 1:43pm
This from the city of Fort Wayne I find really amusing, or not so amusing.
The city installed their take on a Burmese community garden last spring, fully funded, raised beds, mulched paths, privacy fence, gazebo, built in irrigation system, market tent, on approx. 1/2 acre lot located downtown Mainstreet. Well tended by city employees.

Whereas the non-funded, not a non-profit FortWayne urban farming/gardening project located their refugee/Burmese community garden on a approx. 25+ acre vacant city lot miles away in a neglected area of the city NEXT TO the largest Burmese resettlement community. Well tended by homegrown volunteers. Go figure.
Check out the pictures.
Looking forward to Spring planting Ephraim!
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