Growing Self-Sufficiency through Urban Agriculture in Toronto

A unique program in Toronto’s west end gives low-income and marginalized residents access to fresh food and gardening skills through a co-operative urban agriculture model. The Co-op Cred Program has improved food security and health, and also provides an opportunity for low-income workers in the Parkdale community to learn new skills.

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The Cooperative Model Builds Capacity and Community in Haiti

Since 2010, more than 1,300 cooperative farmers in southwest Haiti have been defining what participatory development means, and are transforming their community on their own terms. With support from Crossroads (CCCI) and Productive Cooperatives Haiti (PCH), Coopérative des Planteurs de Gorgette was established in the community of Duchity four years ago.

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Growing Vegetables on Lakes and Rivers

Professor Ricardo Radulovich of the University of Costa Rica has been working on techniques for growing vegetables on rafts and flotation devices. Over the past decade he and his team have developed several techniques for growing lettuce, tomato, cucumber and cantaloupe melons, among others. Some of the plant roots are allowed to drag through the water while others are reliant upon cotton …

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