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Talking Rural Farms and Art with Iowa's Poet Laureate, Mary Swander

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10 mentions4 weeks ago
Mary Swander is the Poet Laureate of Iowa. She is the author of numerous books, poetry and plays. The plays, based on hours of conversations with Iowans, draw on an ...

Growing Agrihoods: The Next Frontier in Urban Revitalization

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49 mentions1 month ago
The way a city uses and reuses space has a powerful impact on its identity and economy. While some cities are experiencing a development boom and others a building slump,

How a climate-friendly flour company built a flourishing market

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16 mentions1 month ago
Shepherd’s Grain sells not only high-quality flour made from wheat grown with no-till practices. It also sells the story of no-till, a farming method that eliminates the significant climate-warming carbon ...

Millions of single-use plastic soft drink bottles sold every year, report shows

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7 mentions1 week ago
More than two million tonnes of throwaway plastic soft drinks bottles are sold each year, with only a small proportion made from recycled materials, research reveals. A survey by Greenpeace ...

D.C.’s Urban Farms Wrestle with Gentrification and Displacement

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24 mentions1 week ago
If you’ve lived or worked in Washington D.C. over the last decade, the scale and pace of gentrification there has been impossible to miss. Over the last decade, the city ...

Against Cheap Food: An Aide Memoir

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6 mentions3 weeks ago
In May 2015 the Global Alliance for the Future of Food hosted its first International Dialogue, bringing together over 150 key stakeholders from across sectors to discuss and identify pathways ...

A Montreal Meals-on-Wheels Program is Closing the Food Waste Loop

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14 mentions3 days ago
The rooftop garden at Santropol Roulant in Montreal looks like any other at first glance, with 40 self-watering containers and a small greenhouse lining the 1,500-square-foot rooftop. Managing a well-running ...

Can Organic Food Prevent a Public Health Crisis?

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36 mentions1 week ago
Is organic food better for us? A growing number of scientific studies suggest that it is. And now, the latest evidence to support this claim is a new report from ...