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Most cities around the world have been built on prime agricultural land and we continue to do so. WHY?
We need to protect all good agricultural land within cities and on the fringes for agriculture. Food must come first.  State and Local Governments

Most cities around the world have been built on prime agricultural land and we continue to do so. WHY? We need to protect all good agricultural land within cities and on the fringes for agriculture. Food must come first. State and Local Governments

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Cynthia commented on Compost It!

I've been wondering for a while why this idea doesn't exist already in my community. I found this great initiative that could build on your idea http://compostcab.com/ . Compost Cab is based in Washington DC and according to their website: "We deploy a clean, convenient, and cost-effective pick-up service for your organics. Then we deliver these materials to a nearby not-for-profit urban farm, where they’re transformed into the fertile soil needed to grow good, nutritious food for the local community. Everybody wins.this company" This would be a great idea for Queensland!
 

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Cynthia commented on Cities Are The Farm

I agree, it would be great if regional planning bodies led the way and promoted the importance of reserving and reclaiming valuable farm land. It is our most valuable assist next to water for food production. As you say the systems are already in place. How can this openideo challenge be used to get the message out?

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Cynthia commented on Cities Are The Farm

Creating regenerative cities is a great concept. Thanks for the link. Farms in cities can't happen in isolation as you say. Good to have big picture ideas coming through this forum.