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Earning the chops in sustainable agriculture at midvalley’s Rock Bottom Ranch |

Jason Smith isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty — or greasy and a bit bloody — as farmer, rancher, teacher and even butcher at Rock Bottom Ranch.On a

Sacramento man pushes urban farming movement

Con10u2farm founder James Brady is pushing the urban farming movement. His goal is to teach people how to grow nutritious food by using reusable resources around them.

New nonprofit offers land to sustainable farmers

A nonprofit launched late last month called the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust is seeking to grow Iowa’s local food movement by acquiring land around cities and offering long-term, inheritable leases on it to help beginning farmers get on their feet.

Five business models for urban farming

There is good money to be made in urban farming. Wageningen UR research into business models found five different options and showed how smart urban farmers can best choose for a combination.

Efficiency in the Kitchen to Reduce Food Waste

Restaurants, home cooks and now a growing number of cities are embracing the belief that efficiency, composting and wasting less in the kitchen are just smart economics.

San Jose: Urban farm connects people to each other and the earth

Veggielution in San Jose has been creating a place for residents to connect with nature among the urban sprawl for nearly eight years

Why Torrance is closer than ever to lifting urban farming ban on bees, chickens

TORRANCE >> Would-be urban farmers who want to raise chickens and bees in their backyards and are salivating about homegrown eggs and honey should hold off setting up coops or hives just yet.

vertical harvest urban farm by e/ye design under construction

first in the state of wyoming, the vertical urban farm will produce 5 acres worth of fresh produce annually, creating new jobs along the way.

The Art of Organic – LARGEST Aquaponics Farm in The U.S. Launches Crowdfund

PHOENIX, Arizona- Floating Gardens announced today that the largest aquaponics farm in the country will be entirely crowd funded. With an unreleased location near Phoenix the company boasts that the u...

Refugees Helped Build a Sustainable Food System That's Feeding the Twin Cities

Since 2010, the grassroots organization has helped low-income, minority farmers make the most of their harvests.