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City Gardeners Track the Value of Urban Farming – Next City
How can a city tomato help? New app counts the ways.
LAFAYETTE, Ind.: NY native uses Tower Garden system to promote urban farming | Health | Rock Hill Herald Online
When Austin Kasso thinks of a farm, he doesn't see huge combines roaring through open fields, collecting tons of a single crop.
Does urban farming have a future?
Urban farms have taken off but can they be profitable? A number of small players think the answer is 'yes'.
Rock star (urban) farmer is all about the money
Kelowna-based small-space farmer Curtis Stone has some tough words for ideologically driven urban agriculturalists: “If you aren’t making money, you are doing it wrong.” “When I look around Vancouver at the yards that are being farmed there are 20 different vegetables growing at every location and that just isn’t going to work,” he said in…
Red Fern Farm owners receive Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award
AMES, Iowa — Tom Wahl and Kathy Dice of Wapello are the recipients of the 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award, granted annually by Practical Farmers of Iowa to an individual or couple that has shown dedication to sustainable agriculture, generously shared their knowledge with others and been influential in efforts to foster vibrant communities, diverse farms and healthful food. The award was presented to Wahl and Dice Jan. 23 during Practical Farmers annual conference, “Mapping Our Future,” in Ames.
A successful decade of ‘Working Together for Sustainable Agriculture’
Monheim, February 11, 2015 – Year-around availability of high-quality fruits and vegetables at affordable prices is one crucial demand consumers have today: From February 4 to 6, Bayer Crop Science’s Food Chain Management team welcomed experts and partners from different stages of the food value chain. The key focus was the exchange on views about [...]
Aquaponics career skills nurtured to expand career pathways : University of Hawaiʻi System News
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Center on Disability Studies works to expand access to career and technical education in Hawaii high schools
Ontario should invest in local food systems: report - Food In Canada
A new report called Dollars & Sense: Opportunities to Strengthen Southern Ontario’s Food System says reducing food imports and expanding local production will add jobs and boost the province's GDP
Dire farm report doesn't resonate with local farmers' markets
The explosion of farmers' markets across the country -- and especially in California -- has meant that there are many more was than there were 10 or 20 years ago, some without enough farmers or cus...
Ballard Bee Company is Bringing Pollinators Back to Washington State | Civil Eats
Have you considered putting in a beehive, but worried that you might not have the time to maintain it? If you live in Seattle, you’re in luck. Once a month, Corky Luster’s Ballard Bee Company will install a hive, care for the bees, and harvest the honey for you. “It’s like having a lawn service,... Read More