Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
January 29, 2015 | Nina Ignaczak
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.
Excerpt: The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is competing for a $40,000 grant to develop a children’s sensory garden.
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.
Excerpt: As global concerns over land and water usage increase, one Stillwater student is learning how to grow vegetables without using any soil.
Excerpt: Christopher Hartleb is one of five to receive the Regent Scholar award from the UW System.
Excerpt: Ancient techniques of growing greens with fish and water are well ahead of Toronto bylaws
Excerpt: More greens, butter lettuce specifically, grown in a clean, green way.
Excerpt: In midwinter when Homer seems gray and gloomy, the prospect of fresh vegetables at the Homer Farmers Market can’t come soon enough.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: Small-scale ‘farming’ increasingly is taking place in cities like Cleveland and Columbus
Excerpt: Joint initiative attempts to network farmers
Excerpt: While the nation’s agriculture industry is productive, a leading scientist and biotechnology expert says it’s not sustainable.