A Green Deal for the Manchester-Mersey Bioregion

Resources on urban food production

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“We already know about city farms, but now we need to go further, and think of cities as farms.” Andy Goldring, Permaculture Association  (“Permaculture and Energy”, Reforesting Scotland 35, Autumn / Winter 2006.)

why do it?  see http://www.fcrn.org.ukhttp://www.fcrn.org.uk/frcnPubs/publications/PDFs/CuaS_web.pdf

Urban food production

Cuba:

http://monthlyreview.org/090119koont.php

http://www.cosg.org.uk/mario.htm

http://www.hellocuba.ca/itineraries/472alamar3.php

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/foodprogramme_20090315.shtml

http://www.climate.org/topics/international-action/urban-agriculture/havana.htm

UK

http://www.wen.org.uk/local_food/index.htm

London

http://www.capitalgrowth.org/

http://www.sustainweb.org/news/response_to_the_london_plan/

http://www.sustainweb.org/urbanagriculture/about/

and especially http://www.sustainweb.org/pdf/food_growing_&_social_housing.pdf

figures on food and CO2 – and the argument of local food production at

http://www.capitalgrowth.org/links/climate_change/

Europe

http://www.cityfarmer.org/subeurope.html

http://www.eukn.org/eukn/themes/Urban_Policy/Economy_knowledge_and_employment/Urban_economy/Specific_sectors/Cities-Farming-for-the-Future_1030.html

http://www.ruaf.org/node/183

http://www.ruaf.org/sites/default/files/Multifunctional%20Land%20Use.pdf

USA

http://www.sustainweb.org/page.php?id=432

http://www.climate.org/topics/international-action/urban-agriculture/chicago.htm

Urban Aquaculture

http://www.cabi.org/pdf/books/9780851998299/9780851998299.pdf

http://www.greengeek.ca/sustainable-urban-aquaculture/

http://urbanaquaculturecenter.com/

http://traffordecohouse.wordpress.com/what-is-aquaponics/ in Trafford!

MB

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