1. East Lansing Food Co-op TV Ep. 31: The Garden Project


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    The Ingham County Land Bank is one of several groups here in Lansing, MI working to address the issues that surround sustainable local food production, and they accomplish this in a variety of ways. Whether through partnering with the Greater Lansing Food Bank and the Lansing Roots program, or helping to repurpose flood plain land into urban gardens, the ICLB's Garden Project is all about finding new ways to empower local folks through settings that encourage locally-based food production. In some cases, these urban gardens exist in what was formerly designated a food desert, and as such, the Garden Project is also working to alleviate issues of local food justice. Join me as I spend a couple days with a few of the folks that have helped make the Garden Project what it is today!

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    • La Finca: Independent and Chemical-free Market Garden


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      This short documentary includes participatory video and tells the story of how Benil Zamora-Sable and Erik Kocho-Schellenberg started La Finca. They share their inspiration for this project, the challenges along the way and why food production is so important to them. Through this video we also get a sense for Benil and Erik’s quirky personalities and the fun dynamics of farming.

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      • Local Food Project Documentary


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        This video was done for a class project on Local Food. We went to the Lake Ella Local Grower's Market in Tallahassee, FL and interviewed vendors and consumers to ask them about their perceptions of local food. Check out our website for more info! http://www.erinhollen.com/supportlocal.html

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        • Urban Farming: Visit NYC's Science Barge


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          The folks in charge of the Science Barge, an urban farming experiment in New York, are bringing local food production closer than ever. In this video we take a tour of the floating greenhouse facility, which is designed as a demonstration of how urban space, especially rooftop space in big cities like New York, can be used to efficiently produce food. Self-powered by solar panels, wind turbines, and a biodiesel generator, the Science Barge uses state of the art computer technology and an agricultural technique called hydroponics to grow fruits and veggies using much less water and space than field farming.

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