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JP

We want healthy living green walls in at least one area of every hospital in Memphis.

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Here are a couple articles about the health benefits of biowalls. Also, they can be so beautiful that it would make hospitals feel better for everyone who works in them, too.



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National Gardening Association
National Gardening Association proposed this fundraiser for MemFix.
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Only 9 days left! Help the North Memphis Farmers Collective expand its operation through the purchase of a tractor, heavy equipment, and farming tools.

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Posted Jul 29, 2015
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JP

Unless you know someone who could use the money to come down and teach how it's done, I didn't really intend for the idea to be in the running. I'm not personally aware of anyone in Memphis with the skills to create a healthy biowall (though there may be), else I'd already have asked them if they needed an apprentice to do all their grunt work.

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Posted Nov 1, 2012
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National Gardening Association

How would you use the NGA grant to help realize this nice idea?

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Posted Oct 31, 2012
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JP

Me too. I think the obstacle is that it takes skills that not many have to create and maintain. In my wildest dreams, those skills might actually become available through the Urban Ag school.
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Even if hospitals didn't want them as actual biowalls, they might want something like a semi-open greenhouse hallway or outdoor garden sitting area.

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Support to start an urban ag entrepreneurship school, connecting land to labor to financing to markets, in Memphis

An urban farming entrepreneurship school will facilitate the growth of a local urban agriculture economy by creating urban agriculture entrepreneurs through a combined academic and job skills certification process that connects graduates to land. Graduates will have the ability to start and operate their own small farms, their own valued added...

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Posted Oct 25, 2012
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Ash

What a beautiful idea for such traditionally sterile spaces. It would make me fell better in a hospital!

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Posted Oct 25, 2012
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Alan Joseph Williams

Sorry for the spam guys, but I'm leaving this comment on each idea related to the NGA Grant:

The National Garden Association is reviewing these ideas this week! Only 14 days left until the competition closes. If you want this idea to receive the grant, be sure to share this idea with your friends and neighbors, asking for their support.

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