James Samuel's Blog – August 2009 Archive (3)

Project: Redesign Your Farmers’ Market

How can better design ensure that food grown by local farmers is delivered and distributed to urban residents?

Demand for “good food”—defined as healthy, affordable, and fairly and sustainably produced—is rising. Whether it’s from a rural family-run farm, community-supported agriculture group, or a backyard plot, locally grown food is increasingly viewed as a solution for many economic, environmental, and health concerns.

Yet significant barriers exist in… Continue

Added by James Samuel on August 16, 2009 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Early-Morning Agriculture Course Gaining Popularity Among Office Workers

An adult school "Marunouchi Morning University" was launched in April 2009 in Marunouchi, the area near Tokyo Station and the business center of Tokyo. The school is organized by the Marunouchi Morning University Planning Board, consisting of NPOs, a general incorporated association and some other entities. Among the many courses offered, the agriculture class has become one of the most popular. The classes start in the early morning at 7:30, and many… Continue

Added by James Samuel on August 11, 2009 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Grey Lynn Farmer's Market opens Sep 6th

Get ready all you Grey Lynn'ers, the Ooooby stall at the Grey Lynn Farmer's Market will welcome your produce.

Here's an article from Stuff. Farmers' markets are known for showcasing local produce but a new Auckland initiative is taking the concept further in a model organisers hope will be repeated around the country.

Due to start in September, the Grey Lynn… Continue

Added by James Samuel on August 1, 2009 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

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