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TEDxClaremontColleges - Jesse DuBois - The Urban Farming Revolution

Jesse DuBois is an urban agriculturalist. He moved to Los Angeles to become a screenwriter, but instead got caught up in reshaping the food system. He is the CoFounder and currently serves as the Chief Eclectic Officer for two start-ups: Farmscape, an urban farming maintenance company, and Agrisaurus, a web-based polyculture gardening assistant. Horticulturally, he is a big fan of the nightshade family. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) Film Credits: Jacqueline Legazcue Jason Soll Zach Shpizner Ian St. Lawrence James Shickich

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The Appeal of Urban Farming

This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish Old properties and empty lots in cities and towns around the United States are finding new life as urban farms. EcoCity Farms in Edmonston, Maryland, is located near shopping centers, car repair shops and homes. The neighborhood is a working-class community. People do not have very much money, and they have limited access to fresh food in markets. Over the past two years, the farm has attracted volunteers from the community like Marcy Clark. She schools her four children at home. On a recent day she brought them to EcoCity Farms for a lesson. Her children harvested rows of spinach, mustard greens, lettuce, Swiss chard and carrots. "It's important that the children understand the connection between the food that they eat, the soil, the air, the pollution, how all this is connected to their well-being," she says. Her son Alston agrees: "You connect with the earth, where your food comes from. You appreciate the food a little bit more." Margaret Morgan-Hubbard started EcoCity Farms. She thinks of it as a place where people can learn to live healthier lives. "Our view is that what happens in a community, influences the culture of that community. So our idea was growing food in a community and showing that you can have farms even in urban areas, redefines what's possible in that area, in that community and brings people together." "Every piece of what we do here is a demonstration to show people everything about how to have a sustainable community," she says. That means not only farming food and raising chickens and bees, but improving the soil with compost made from food waste. Sixteen wooden bins are filled with worms. Their job is to eat the food waste and help make it into compost. EcoCity Farms is an "off the grid" experimental operation. The farm gets its power not from the local electricity grid but from the sun with solar panels. In winter, the greenhouses are heated using a geothermal system. Buried tubes pump air at underground temperature -- thirteen degrees Celsius -- into the structures. Vegetables can be grown all year. So once a week, all winter long, neighbors can come to the farm and pick up a share of the harvest. For VOA Special English, I'm Carolyn Presutti. You can find two videos about EcoCity Farms -- including one about the composting worms -- at voaspecialenglish.com. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 06Mar2012)

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♫ ♪Tribute To Dick Clark (1929 - 2012). American Bandstand.♫ ♪

Tribute video in memory of Mr Clark. Hope you all enjoy the video of American Bandstand. Rip Mr Clark. Thanks for all the memories. Video by wayne.

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Then & Now - U.A.E

This short film compares and contrasts the UAE of today with that depicted in historical films, going back to the 1950s. Homes made from palm fronds have been replaced by skyscrapers including the tallest building in the world. Camel transport has been replaced by fast cars and state-of-the-art metro rail systems. Sailing dhows used for pearling and trade have been replaced by container ships and luxurious cruising boats. The earliest flights to the UAE on old BOAC bi-planes have given way to ultra modern airports and A380 aircraft. This film puts the country's amazing progress into perspective. Dec 2nd 1971 - Meeting in the Guest Palace between rulers of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm al-Quwain and Sharjah to sign the first constitution of UAE. Feb 1972 - Ras al-Khaimah joins the UAE Sequence of images of Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Sheik Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum is announced first Prime Minister of UAE in December 1971 Union House Close up of UAE flag Aerial of coastline 1970s -- fades into contemporary aerial of built up coastline Close up man sifting pearls Diving for pearls 1920s Camels walking in line across ridge of sand dune Pearling dhows 1920s British bi-planes landing in Sharjah 1930s Al Mahata fort in 1930s and contemporary shots of the fort as an aviation museum Sharjah in 1930s -- to modern day aerials of Sharjah 1930s airstrips to modern UAE airport shots Close up of oil being poured 1958 - First oil refineries built in UAE 1962 - Esso Dublin takes first cargo of crude oil from UAE Aerials of the Ruwais oil refinery 1960s Aerials of Abu Dhabi coastline Construction of housing in Abu Dhabi 1960s The White Fort -- 1960s and contemporary aerials Commerce and trade in port of Dubai Aerial of Dubai creek 1960s Contemporary aerial of Dubai creek and ships Aerials of docks in Dubai and cityscape Aerials of roads and metro system Aerials and high angle shots of skyscrapers Al Ain Oasis, Abu Dhabi 1960s -- Trucial Omani Scouts who policed area on camels Al Jahili Fort -- 1960s and today -- contemporary aerial Aerials of contemporary Al Ain

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