City Farmer

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Before leaving Vancouver, we were able to squeeze in an interview with possibly one of the first urban farmer organizations, City Farmer, created by Michael Levenston.  He originally started his business in 1978 and has been promoting the practice of urban agriculture since.  He created one of the first sites on the internet that collected information on all sorts of goings ons in the community back then, and ever since has been providing Vancouverites with education, consultation and a shining example of what can be done to transform our communities into connective, productive spaces.  As much as he wanted to, Michael couldn’t make it, so we interviewed his wonderful employee Lindsay who explained the operation and took us on a tour of the demonstration garden in the Kitsilano district of Vancouver.  Check out their blog to stay up to date with some of the latest goings ons in the urban farming world.

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