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Birmingham 2050: The value of urban agriculture

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Why does local food growing matter? What’s its value to a city?

How can we explain its’ impact? Indeed, how can we assess its impact and value to our society?These matters are explored in a report just published: One touch of nature: The value of urban agriculture, one of the Birmingham 2050 Scenarios series. It’d be great to hear your views on it.

New slant on urban farming? Biomass for local energy generation grown on contaminated land


I’d never thought of using contaminated urban land to grow biomass before. But that’s exactly what I heard about at a New Optimists Forum meeting last night at Aston Business School.

And here’s the story:

Martineau Gardens’ Caroline Hutton: Allotments are great fun but no answer to feeding Brum

Caroline Hutton runs Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston:

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