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The Organic Stream insights on the latest happenings in the recycling sphere
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The Five Borough Farm Data Collection Toolkit: Making the Case for Urban Farms

The Five Borough Farm Data Collection Toolkit: Making the Case for Urban Farms | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
The Five Borough Farm Data Collection Toolkit makes it possible to quantify and evaluate the benefits of urban agriculture across the nation.
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An excellent initiative that will help urban farmers gain support and recognition from their communities and municipalities - and also give them knowledge on their own farm's performance in order to find opportunities for improvement.


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Windy City Harvest a Force in Chicago’s Local Food and Urban Farming Efforts

Windy City Harvest a Force in Chicago’s Local Food and Urban Farming Efforts | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Windy City Harvest Program provides food, education and jobs to many in Chicago.
The Organic Stream's insight:

Great work being done in Chicago!


"PB: The purpose of our program is to develop a trained and skilled workforce to create jobs in economically depressed communities. We want to foster entrepreneurship because we think the local food system can be a reality, not because of foundation support programs - it has to take off and be sustainable on its own merits."

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ZWE's comment, June 11, 2014 7:39 AM
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Urban forest and green space and public health | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban forest and green space and public health | Sustainable Cities Collective | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
In Curitiba and Edmonton, along with other cities that are pursuing “Million Trees” initiatives, local governments have caught on to the fact that investing in the urban forest and its role as collector and purifier of storm water is undoubtedly one of their best flood insurance options.
The Organic Stream's insight:

A great initiative that makes complete sense. Trees can help prevent drought and flooding, can purify air and protect against extreme weather conditions. They can also capture and purify storm water. 


Not to mention they add biodiversity to cities and bring nature closer to urban dwellers!

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