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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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Travel Guide to Orlando, Florida - USA

http://bestflights.co.za/internationalflights/usa/orlando - Visit for more information on Orlando, Florida, USA Orlando, the most visited destination in Florida, features exciting attractions like Disney Park, Universal Studios, and many more. The city is visited by thousands of people in search of great vacations or getaways. The city-proper population is 235,860 making Orlando the fifth largest city by population in Florida. What to see / do * Disney's Animal Kingdom - Disney's first and largest theme park. More than 1700 animals. * Disney's Blizzard Beach - Disney's water based theme park. * Disney's Epcot - celebration of technical innovation and the international culture * Disney's Magic Kingdom - A complete family package of entertainment. * Disney's Typhoon Lagoon - Another one for the water lovers - one of the wildest and wettest attractions around. * Fantasy Of Flight - World's Greatest Aviation Attraction. * Islands Of Adventure Orlando - world's most cutting edge rides, shows and interactive attractions * Kennedy Space Center - An amazing world of space and a unique place where the space shuttle is launched in the world * Sea World Orlando - A marine animals-based amusement park * Universal Studios Orlando - a thrilling experience with your favorite characters. * Busch Gardens Tampa - a thrilling African safari and a sun-soaked Florida vacation all rolled into one

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