Jenga Mwendo Strengthens Community Through Gardening in New Orleans

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Two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Jenga Mwendo saw potential for rebirth in an overgrown lot in the Lower Ninth Ward, where she’d grown up. Calling on residents’ ...

How a climate-friendly flour company built a flourishing market

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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 ...

Farms Are Turning to Solar as Electricity Prices Soar

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5 mentions1 day ago
Step onto a farm in California, and you're likely to find solar panels planted near almonds or oranges. Solar energy is a growing presence in the agriculture industry, partly as ...

Colorado farmers going organic to meet rising demand

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17 mentions4 days ago
Colorado consumers show with their pocketbooks their desire for organic foods. An increasing number of Colorado farmers are working to ensure stores and farm stalls are stocked to meet the ...

Beyond the backyard: urban farming helps city folk get back to their roots

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12 mentions2 days ago
The days of the tasteless supermarket produce sourced hundreds of kilometres away from your trolley are numbered, with a growing number of urban farming models putting fresh, locally grown fruit ...

4 Types of Millennials Shape the Future of Agriculture Advocacy

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By Shiloh Perry The millennial generation is talked about for being a unique generation, with needs, wants and desires that are very different from any other. Looked down on by ...

Abalimi Bezekhaya: Improving Food Security with Urban Agriculture

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2 mentions8 hours ago
Abalimi Bezekhaya is an organization focused on using urban agriculture to develop and improve food insecure communities in and around Cape Town, South Africa. Operating for more than 30 years,

Is this spherical vertical garden the future of urban farming?

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11 mentions24 hours ago
Space10, a self-described “future-living lab” located in Copenhagen’s trendy Kødbyen (“Meat District”), wants to change the way we look at food. Or, to be more precise, Space10 wants to change ...

How Can We Redesign Cities as Shared Spaces?

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In his recent speech at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, researcher, activist, and author David Bollier argued that urban enclosures, which he says is the “privatization ...

Canada's grasslands: 'most endangered, least protected ecosystems'

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Listen 24:28 How two friends fought to be legal 'co-mommas' to a 7-year-old boy — and won Canada's grasslands: 'most endangered, least protected ecosystems' Anti-Islamophobia motion could stifle free speech,

This area in Detroit is now America’s first 100% organic, self-sustainable neighborhood

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at The Food Revolution Network. Could fresh, healthy, affordable food be the future of urban neighborhood development? In Detroit, Michigan, “the ...

Lose the farmer’s tan by growing your crops indoors with Bowery Farming

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Why it matters to you Feeding the growing population is becoming an increasingly concerning issue, but indoor farming companies like Bowery Farming think urban agriculture could be the answer. The ...

In latest skirmish of western land wars, Congress supports mining and ranching

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Republicans in Congress are enthusiastically using the Congressional Review Act to overturn regulations finalized during the last weeks of the Obama administration. One measure on their list is the Bureau ...

How California's next superstorm could affect LA's water supply

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5 mentions2 days ago
Over the last few weeks, storms slamming California have delivered torrential rain, extensive flooding, and a near-disaster at one of state’s largest reservoirs. But the atmospheric river superstorm sweeping across ...

Is Jeff Flake avoiding town hall meetings?

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5 mentions16 hours ago
DENVER - Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson ...

Plate of the Union: New Campaign Will Activate Consumers for Healthy Food and Sustainable Farm Policy

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Contact: Alex Formuzis(202) 667-6982WASHINGTON – Every five years, the government passes an almost-trillion-dollar piece of legislation that profoundly impacts food and farm policy. For decades, big agribusiness has dominated the ...

Inside the fight to undo BLM’s planning overhaul

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Info This article was originally published onThe Conversation Republicans in Congress are enthusiastically using the Congressional Review Act to overturn regulations finalized during the last weeks of the Obama administration.

Apply now for green cities workshop in Brazil on 10-13 July 2017

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Portsmouth unites with Goiás for international research sessions Applications are invited to attend an international four-day workshop in Brazil this July. ‘Renaturing Cities: theories, strategies and methodologies’ will be held ...

Plant power: why greenery is more than just a fig leaf for urban development

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2 mentions18 hours ago
From garden bridges and linear parks to high lines and sky gardens, developers have never been so green-fingered. Across the world, real estate projects are sprouting green walls, rooftop parks ...

Telangana wants rooftops to be the new 'farms'

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3 mentions2 days ago
HYDERABAD: The state horticulture department is asking people in the city to join hands with it in the 'Urban Vegetable Farming' initiative to promote cultivation of vegetables and fruits on ...

How the next wave of Bay Area superstorms could be the most devastating yet

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4 mentions3 days ago
Over the last few weeks, the storms slamming California have delivered devastating floods, heavy winds, “weather bombs,” and a near-disaster at one of California’s largest reservoirs. But the next atmospheric ...

the growroom: IKEA open sources spherical garden

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6 mentions2 days ago
the growroom: IKEA's innovation lab open sources flat-pack garden in october 2016, space10, IKEA’s external innovation hub, launched the growroom — a spherical structure that enables people to grow their ...

A Book Review: Gardening With Chickens

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2 mentions15 hours ago
The newly released book, Gardening with Chickensby Lisa Steele combines my two favorite hobbies. It blends chicken keeping with gardening in an original and purposeful way that will open up ...

Student Stories: CED major explores urban ag at Penn State Philadelphia Center

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — “Urban agriculture” isn’t a well-known concept, but Sara Touey plans to change that. Touey, a community, environment, and development major in Penn State’s College of Agricultural ...

75 years after start of internment, archaeologists excavate Hawaii's largest camp

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Chopping through the overgrowth with machetes to clear a way through terrain, William Belcher's students know there's American history beneath dirt that's settled for seven decades. The land is stained.

Jenna Jameson goes on anti-Muslim Twitter rant

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Ex-porn star Jenna Jameson went on a Twitter rant on Tuesday, slamming Muslims and bizarrely defending the Ku Klux Klan.In her nearly four-hour long diatribe, Jameson labeled Islam as inherently ...

Wrap: New Issue of Cal Ag, "Coyote Cacher" App and more

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4 mentions2 days ago
Latest Issue of UC ANR’s California Agriculture is Available UC’s Agriculture and Natural Resources division (UC ANR) has released a new issue of California Agriculture. Articles in this issue explore ...

How local communities are trying to rebuild America

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MarketplaceEmbed CodeOne journalist took it upon herself to travel 12,000 miles across an American landscape furrowed with the economic insecurity that, in part, drove the Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders ...

AgrAbility to host national training workshop on disabilities in agriculture

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The 2017 AgrAbility National Training Workshop (NTW) will take place March 20-23 in Knoxville, Tennessee.“The AgrAbility NTW is the foremost educational event addressing issues related to ...

How organic farming is helping black farmers come back to the land

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2 mentions3 days ago
—Working the land holds contentious meaning for black farmers in the United States, particularly in the South, where their ancestors were once forced to harvest vast stretches of farmland as ...

This Land Is Our Land

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5 mentions5 days ago
How some pioneering Colorado farmers are modeling their operations after a Minnesota real estate cooperativeBy Stacey McKenna | Drive along the northern edge of Fort Collins, Colorado—a booming college town ...

A New Economy

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BUY TICKETS A New Economy2016 | 85 min | CANADADirected by Trevor Meier Victorian PremierePresented by:FILM INTRODUCED BY:Darren Sharp Director – Social SurplusAn enlightening overview of the transformational powers of ...

Vertical Farming: A High-Growth Trend

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Every year, Americans care more about where our food comes from. Organic food sales are growing by double-digit percentages annually. And the “eat local” movement is still picking up steam.

Space Cowboys: A New Generation of Prairie Keepers

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3 mentions2 days ago
NatureTech How many cows can you graze and maintain a healthy prairie? Where and for how long? These are important questions for ranchers and scientists interested in sustainably supporting cattle ...

Houston Urban Ag Organization Helps Make Living Wage a Reality for Refugee Farmers

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October 5, 2016 | Jocelyn Kerr Teresa O’Donnell built her 2015 TEDx talk around a simple question, “Can an urban farmer earn a living wage?” O’Donnell is executive director of ...

Hate Groups Increase for Second Consecutive Year as Trump Electrifies Radical Right

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Hate Groups Increase for Second Consecutive Year as Trump Electrifies Radical Right This article originally appeared on Southern Poverty Law Center The number of hate groups in the United States ...

Spring is in the air at Northwest Flower & Garden Show

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Spring arrives in Seattle a little early. The Northwest Flower & Garden Show runs from Wednesday through Sunday, Feb. 22-26, at the Washington State Convention Center. Gardeners eagerly await the ...

Testing rangeland change with the tools of history

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The first European settlers to set foot on California soil didn’t arrive alone. Clattering behind the sandals and boots of the Spanish missionaries were the hooves of their cattle and ...

14 Photos That Illumine a Dark Chapter of U.S. History

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Seventy-five years ago this Sunday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. The directive set the stage for the largest forced relocation in American history. The sting of the ...

Homesteading conference set for April

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4 mentions3 days ago
Registration is open for the one-day 21st Century Homesteading Conference: Permaculture in the Peace Country at Grande Prairie Regional College’s Fairview campus. This year’s conference is Wednesday, April 5, 8:30 ...

A dry climate and a wake-up call

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In this excerpt from her book, The Bold Dry Garden, Johanna Silver honors the legacy of Ruth Bancroft and the pioneering landscaping of the Ruth Bancroft Garden. With diverging public ...

Food security: How to avert famine in N/East —FAO Director

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The Director of Food and Agriculture and Organisation’s (FAO) Emergency and Rehabilitation Division base in Rome, Dominique Burgeon, spoke on the agriculture situation in the North-East when he visited Borno ...

We Chickened Out for Eggs!

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5 mentions3 days ago
Wetook the leap and are raising chickens for eggs ! Throughout the years, I have been going back and forth with this idea. The thought of predators in our area ...

"A Post-Western Age": Munich Security Report Details Fragile World Order

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"A Post-Western Age": Munich Security Report Details Fragile World Order This article originally appeared on Deutsche Welle The Munich Security Conference (MSC) published its annual report last week, with the ...

Sacramento County OKs birds, bees and farm stands with urban ag ordinance

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Residents of urban and suburban Sacramento County will be able to legally grow and sell crops, keep bees, and raise chickens and ducks at home under an urban agriculture ordinance ...

Conyers: Harvesting the farm connection

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4 mentions4 days ago
Farm-to-table is a popular movement that encourages community partnerships between farms and businesses, and acts as an economic revolving door to create a local, self-sustaining economy. More Michiganians are beginning ...

Improving Food Security in South Africa

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Abalimi Bezekhaya is an organization focused on using urban agriculture to develop and improve food insecure communities in and around Cape Town, South Africa. Operating for more than 30 years,

How A Lost Internment Camp Became A National Monument

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3 mentions4 days ago
Until a few years ago, most Americans had never heard of this WWII internment camp site not far from Pearl Harbor. And then in 2015 Honouliuli made headlines when President ...

Is this spherical vertical garden the future of urban farming?

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“Space10 wants to change the way we look at what’s on our plates now in preparation for what will potentially appear on our plates in the years to come as ...

Xeno-Architecture: Radical Spatial Practice and the Politics of Alienation

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anchor perhaps it is high time for a xeno-architecture to match Following on from Archinect’s interview with Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, authors of the recent book Inventing the Future: ...

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