And a beauty in soul and courage…

A Separate State of Mind | A Blog by Elie Fares

As she ran her fingers through her hair on that cold December night and was sad to see that the chemicals had started to sink in, she knew it wouldn’t be long before she would have to make a decision she never thought she’d have to make.

To let the hair go on its own? Or to take it all off?

We told her what the right decision should be. But it’s always easier to preach when you’re not the one cringing as you look at yourself in the mirror.

She decided that she wanted to cling to it more. It kept her warm, she said. She felt safer with it, she said.

So the hair kept falling. And she kept trying to hide it.

I remember the day well. I got back home from class to see her wearing a wig. I smiled. I knew she had taken the…

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Trend 8: Urban Farming Becomes Serious Business — The Pop-Up City

Trend 8: Urban Farming Becomes Serious Business — The Pop-Up City.

Also the rise of new and more complicated forms of produce point to the the professionalization of urban farming. 2012 was the year of the Aquaponics, a self-organizing system of growing vegetables and fish at the same time. Besides small-scale installations, this has also led to bigger initiatives, like this aquaponics rooftop farm in Berlin. Also in Tokyo an urban rooftop farm produces rice in traditional wet circumstances. In addition, urban farming has moved to the production of crops like mushrooms and even medicine. Urban farming is becoming serious business.

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We have two sessions of Green Drinks next week! This is a special session that is held at the Luminance! Festival 2012, and looks at urban farming:

As the world faces increasing food and environmental issues, urban farming is gaining traction in many global cities in an attempt for city dwellers to access to fresh and safe local food.

Is this possible in land- scarce Singapore for time-scarce city folks? In this Green Drinks session, Bjorn and Rob from Edible Garden City Project will share their experiences and how you can be part of this revolution and social community.

Date: 27 June (Wednesday) 2012
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm (talk will be followed by Q&A, then mingling)
Venue: SCAPE Gallery, #05-01, 2 Orchard Link (Next to Cathay Cineleisure, Orchard)

We hope to see you there!

About the Speakers
Bjorn Low, Founder, Edible Gardens
After spending the…

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