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Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

February 26, 2015 |

seedstock1  Hoosier Farmer Honored with National Sustainable Award (Hoosier Ag Today)

Excerpt: Andrew Fansler who farms 4,500 acres of no till corn and soybeans in Shelby County was presented with the national Young Farmers Sustainability award Wednesday in Phoenix, AZ.

2  Senior center honored for urban farming partnership (Catholic Philly)

Excerpt: St. Anne Senior Community Center’s urban farming partnership has earned a top award from the National Institute of Senior Centers.

3  Aquaponics met with enthusiasm (Riverside Press Enterprise)

Excerpt: The newly incorporated aquaponics program at Mountain View High School in San Jacinto is being met with much enthusiasm from students and staff.

4  Fish + Plants = Produce at Lane County’s first aquaponics farm (

Excerpt: Jason and Louisa Waligoske are trying to plow new ground in the organic farming field in Lane County.

5  Maize High School Hydroponics (

Excerpt: With the help of a Kansas Department of Agriculture Farm to School sub-grant, students are learning about hydroponics and growing produce for the school cafeteria.

6  Student Farmers Grow Fresh Vegetables Year-Round for Bed-Stuy Community (DNA

Excerpt: Teen volunteers use hydroponic farms to distribute up to 40 pounds of produce each month to families.

7  Invest in your favorite local food businesses with prepaid ‘edible credits’ (TreeHugger)

Excerpt: With its version of crowdfunding for local food businesses, Credibles offers benefits to both owners and eaters alike.

8  The Great Big Local Food Movement  (Comstock’s magazine)

Excerpt: As more consumers demand local fare, large food services and producers shift focus

9  Common Market wants more local food (WFMZ)

Excerpt: When he gets up in the morning, Andrew Puglia’s mind is on Lehigh Valley farms.

10  Project protects farming family’s legacy (Capital Press)

Excerpt: A group of siblings and their parents have agreed to protect their Blaine County farm and ranch land from development, using a combination of federal, nonprofit and county funds.

11  Measuring agriculture’s influence on city not easy (Argus Leader)

Excerpt: My look at agriculture’s impact on the Sioux Falls economy has taken me through the city finance office and all the way out to the state Department

12  West Louisville FoodPort is food economy-boosting architectural stunner (

Excerpt: Seed Capital KY’s vision for a 24-acre ‘food business park’ celebrates regional producers while benefiting the surrounding community.

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