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Sojourners

Megan Janetsky

21 November 2018

Medellin, Colombia

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In the late 1960s and early 1970s Barrio Moravia was an illegal dumping site where displaced Colombians fleeing violence made informal settlements. Now a community center, organizations, and a public garden with mor...

BBC

Richard Kenny

20 November 2018

Paris, France

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As Paris invests in public parks, local residents have been granted more than 3,000 permits to grow street gardens. The greenery is adding life to one of Europe’s most densely populated cities while fostering civic en...

Islington Now

Dina Aboughazala

8 November 2018

Islington, United Kingdom

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In a neighborhood in the United Kingdom called Ramsey Walk, one resident was tired of illegal dumping, also called fly-tipping, in her community. On a hunch, she formed a guerilla gardening group to plant flowers wher...

The NM Political Report

Laura Paskus

20 July 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Project Feed the Hood, a community effort to increase food access and security for lower-income families, has established gardens and pilot programs at ten schools in Albuquerque. The program originally aimed to conve...

Model D

Aaron Mondry

10 July 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In the Yorkshire Woods neighborhood of Detroit, where there was once blight and vacant properties, there is now a community garden. Thanks to the enterprising efforts of Mose Primus, a community activist, the neighbor...

Chicago Tribune

Heidi Stevens

5 July 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Under the care of a local non-profit, what was once an abandoned lot is now a safe space—an urban garden where yoga classes are offered. Classes are donation-funded, as is the continued expansion of the project. For l...

Slate

Sara Hudson

13 June 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Starting small has had a big impact in Anchorage, Alaska as the city looks at low-tech composting solutions that could alleviate their growing landfill problem. By revisiting a once-failed attempt to encourage compost...

The Guardian

Rachel Obordo

7 June 2018

Orange, Connecticut, United States

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Urban gardens are helping increase access to fresh produce in Connecticut and Dallas. The program in Orange, Connecticut is unique because not only does the urban garden provide fresh produce to local food banks, but ...

Ensia

Frank Jossi

4 June 2018

Minnesota, United States

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As land for solar energy production has increased around the world, cities have discovered that the same land can provide robust “pollinator-friendly” crops. These lands function as “dual-farms” because the agricultur...

Yes! Magazine

Olivia Rosane

7 May 2018

London, England

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A team of London artists revitalized a town by turning an old World War II bomb site into a community garden. They joined forces with locals, who saw the garden as an opportunity to protect the space from being develo...

NPR

Julia Travers

22 February 2018

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For Syrian refugees staying in camps in Northern Iraq, gardening and greenery can be a way to stay connected to home while also providing a sense of purpose. The U.K. based nonprofit The Lemon Tree Trust works to help...

BBC

Colm Flynn

6 December 2017

New Jersey, United States

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In the United States, a multi-denominational movement combines faith and farming. “Gardens are magical places,” says Venice Williams, executive director of Alice’s Garden in Milwaukee, one of three faith-based farms p...

Vice

Emily Weitz

12 October 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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'Tha Flower Factory' is setting out to help provide employment, mentor kids, and restore hopefulness and beauty to the city of Baltimore. This project employs individuals to plant flowers and seeds, helping bring down...

Civil Eats

Laurie Mazur

4 October 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Urban gardening initiatives strengthen health and community in Milwaukee. The Victory Garden Initiative offers affordable options for residents to begin gardening—as well as information resources and community events.

Yes! Magazine

Sammi-Jo Lee

26 September 2017

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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In the United States, one in seven people are food insecure, and in Tucson, the number is even higher. Food banks increasingly find that their roles are not simply to distribute food, but to create sustainable change ...

CivicStory

Sonia Schnee

13 June 2017

Trenton, New Jersey, United States

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Trenton, NJ residents are improving their city through urban agriculture. ISLES, the non-profit group supporting the community gardens, is encouraging community-building as well as a healthy lifestyle that benefits pe...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

19 May 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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The Prospect Community Garden has proven to be a valuable resource for students attending the elementary school in learning how to eat healthier. Local residents help out and receive produce from the garden, which in ...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

21 April 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Community leaders are working together to address the issue of food insecurity in Mansfield, caused not just by lack of access to grocery stores and fresh food sources, but also often by unemployment, high housing cos...

Quartz

Cassie Werber

2 November 2016

Oslo, Norway

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In response to the demographic movement to urban environments, Oslo is redesigning its public spaces in a more organic way. Its focus is to think over the long term at a slow pace and help people become part of the en...

Government Technology

Ashish Sharma

1 July 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Twenty-first century cities face the factors of climate change with intensity as urban heating threatens human and the earth’s health. The University of Notre Dame has conducted research on green and cool roofing proj...

Civil Eats

Sarah Henry

9 September 2015

Oakland, California, United States

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After incarceration, Black men and women have a difficult time re-integrating into society without financial and educational resources. A former Black Panther activist has created the non-profit Oakland &the World Ent...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

28 April 2015

San Bernardino, California, United States

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San Bernardino's Generation Now, a diverse group of young adults, is injecting their city with a boost of civic action through organizing local people at forums and increasing voter turnout at the polls. From rehabili...

Politico

Erica Peterson

9 December 2014

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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Although residents turn up their air conditioners, Louisville heat is increasing the city’s death rate by 39 people every year. The city mayor launched a tree commission for planting more trees and since 2011 has plan...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

18 June 2014

Dallas, Texas, United States

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The Oak Cliff neighborhood in Dallas suffered from recession-closed businesses and crime. Then community members used placemaking, in which people shaped their own environment to improve the quality of life, and the c...

CivicStory

Sonia Schnee

5 June 2013

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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To minimize the problem of abandoned lots, the city of Newark created a program called Adopt-a-Lot. This urban gardening program allows city residents to use a lot to grow flowers, fruits, and vegetables, and the city...

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