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Monday, 14 February 2011

The Articultores: Secret Seeders Plant Veggies for Inner-City Poor

from takepart: Rebels with green thumbs are giving Buenos Aires an up-from-the-roots makeover, turning a city known for Eva Peron and the Tango into one giant organic farm to help feed portenos (as the city's residents are known). The Articultores—roughly translated to Arty Farmers—are throwing down thousands of veggie seeds in neglected parks and verges. The "seed bombs"— essentially seeds packed with mud—started dropping in 2009. The group says it is teaching the masses to collaboratively cultivate open spaces to combat rising food prices and wean the populace off traditional supermarkets. Its website boasts a stylized manifesto that proclaims (in Spanish) "I know you/I know/where I come from/I help/help me/I live here/I care/I learn/I eat/as others see me.""Our goal is for people to find carrots, courgettes or quinoa when they take a stroll ... and we want to show them how to care after the crops," a coordinator told Reuters.

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