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Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

January 29, 2015 |

seedstock1  Sustainable Iowa Land Trust to Support Young Farmers

Excerpt: DES MOINES, Iowa – A group promoting organic, sustainable farming wants to make it easier for younger people to enter the industry across the state.

2  Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Vying For $40K Grant

Excerpt: The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is competing for a $40,000 grant to develop a children’s sensory garden.

3  Urban farming catches on in Ohio

Excerpt: Citing Cleveland’s Ohio City Farm as possibly the largest urban farm in the nation up until recently, OSU Extension educator Mike Hogan explains that urban farming continues to grow in Ohio, according to Mansfield News Journal.

4  Student using hydroponics to grow crops

Excerpt: As global concerns over land and water usage increase, one Stillwater student is learning how to grow vegetables without using any soil.

5  UWSP professor receives award for aquaponics research

Excerpt: Christopher Hartleb is one of five to receive the Regent Scholar award from the UW System.

6  Aquaponics turn suburban industrial park into farmland: Hume | Toronto Star

Excerpt: Ancient techniques of growing greens with fish and water are well ahead of Toronto bylaws

7  Coming soon: The largest aquaponics greenhouse in Maine

Excerpt: More greens, butter lettuce specifically, grown in a clean, green way.

8  Aquaponics: A blast of green in midwinter

Excerpt: In midwinter when Homer seems gray and gloomy, the prospect of fresh vegetables at the Homer Farmers Market can’t come soon enough.

9  Foley’s leading the way with this local-food venture: opinion

Excerpt: The collaboration is a splendid example of how public and private sectors can pull together to support the economy and improve the quality of life in a community.

10  Local Food Events Sprout Up in Eugene |

Excerpt: You might hear the cluck of chickens in certain Eugene backyards.   As more people get behind raising, growing, eating and drinking local, an issue like fowl ownership inside city limits becomes a greater part of the conversation.

11  Helping Atlantans eat healthy, local food | Atlanta Forward Blog

Excerpt: The Atlanta Community Food Bank has partnered with a newly formed organization to expand its regional efforts to drive away hunger and improve access to fresh, healthy products.

12  Bumper crop of urban farming can be found in Ohio

Excerpt: Small-scale ‘farming’ increasingly is taking place in cities like Cleveland and Columbus

13  Roots and Shoots: Local Farms Are Getting Connected

Excerpt: Joint initiative attempts to network farmers

14  Expert to Examine Ways to Build a Successful, Sustainable Farming System

Excerpt: While the nation’s agriculture industry is productive, a leading scientist and biotechnology expert says it’s not sustainable.

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