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New Brunswick Urban Garden

New Brunswick Urban Garden

Originally posted by Halli M. James

Author: Alpha Zeta/Sunday, October 27, 2013/Categories: Chapter Activity Report Blog

On October 2, Cook AZ visited the New Brunswick Community Urban Garden and learned about the social aspect of sustainability. We discussed the issues of efficiency, resource conservation, and benefits of urban farming with a focus on using it as a tool for educating the public on agriculture. The NB garden offers plots for community families to grow plants including tomatoes and chrysanthemums. They are doing many experimental projects including vertically growing miniature watermelons to solve issues with urban farming such as available space. We also looked at problems with urban farming including lack of light and soil quality and whether or not the benefits of local ag outweigh the additional energy and labor costs vs. importing ag products.

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