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Growing Agrihoods: The Next Frontier in Urban Revitalization

The way a city uses and reuses space has a powerful impact on its identity and economy. While some cities are experiencing a development boom and others a building slump, urban agrihoods could provide much-needed food, employment, and green space to cities trying to rebuild. That’s the idea behind the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative’s (MUFI) two-acre farm and agrihood-in-development in Detroit’s North End neighborhood.
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“Inspire! Engage! Empower!” An Interview with Darlene Cavalier, Founder of Science Cheerleader and SciStarter

At first glance, science and cheerleading may not seem like fields that overlap very often. But thanks to Science Cheerleader Founder Darlene Cavalier, NFL and NBA cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers are being celebrated and are leading the way for other young women in the sciences. Darlene is a perfect example of a woman who breaks stereotypes—her professional successes have spanned the fields of cheering, science, education, media, and publishing, and she’s far from finished!
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Growing Trees: AFR100, an African Reforestation Commitment

At the Global Landscapes Forum during the Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris in 2015, a pan-African and country-led commitment was announced called the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100). This initiative centers on a plan to restore 100 million hectares (386 thousand square miles) of deforested land. It also supports the African Resilient Landscapes Initiative (ARLI), which the World Resources Institute (WRI) tells us is...
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