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01 Apr 2008
An International Comparison
May 22-24, 2008
Department of Urban Open Space Planning
Universitat Kassel

New gardens of everyday life and use are becoming widespread in cities around Germany and other European countries. Whereas experts still concentrate on traditional types of gardens, changed kinds are emerging, especially joint projects such as “International Gardens” by and for migrants, “selfharvesting-gardens” or vegetable patches in public parks. Phenomena like these are identified as forward-looking elements in urban development which require closer examination. The conference “Gardens as everyday culture” is
seen as a step in that direction.

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FRUIT takes up the challenge of elevating the ecological knowledge of consumers and encouraging a way of life that is friendly to the environment. We want consumers to be conscious of the entire life of a product, from production to utilization, and not just what they see in the stores. Consumers must be aware that every phase of a product's life influences the environment and ourselves.

Free Soil has produced a run of FRUIT wrappers, a website, and a traveling installation as part of an initiative to inform people about alternative food systems and local food movements. The wrappers are disseminated throughout the food chain by piggybacking on oranges. Information will be carried through the food system and into the hands of consumers. The wrapper holds information on a variety of aspects concerning food movements, transport and urban farming. Get your daily dose!

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Link of the Week:  
Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

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