Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
March 26, 2015 | seedstock
Excerpt: ‘We have developed a freely available phone app to optimize pesticide spray applications based on weather and spray settings.
Excerpt: Realizing it may be hard to find inspiring legal jobs when they graduate in May, Marlene van Es and Jaclyn Clifford decided to create their own.
Excerpt: in an age of exponential population growth and the constant transition of our cities, china reconfigures the relationship between agricultural and urban.
4 Brighton sets rules for urban farming of bees, up to 6 chickens (Denver Post)
Excerpt: Brighton City Council has passed regulations for residential beekeeping and chicken farming.
Excerpt: Green Bay has made me appreciate the work local growers do to build a healthier community
Excerpt: Surprisingly, there’s no research establishing the benefits of urban sales in farming communities.
Excerpt: Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro signs update to agriculture and farmland protection plan
Excerpt: For the nutrition community, the numerous links between empowering women and improving nutrition are well understood. However, less clearly understood is how we can build food systems that put women and children at the centre….
Excerpt: The Chicago Public Schools System has incorporated locally-grown produce into school menus, providing students with fresh, healthy food.
Excerpt: Since 2010, the grassroots organization has helped low-income, minority farmers make the most of their harvests.
Excerpt: If Homer were to be measured by abundance of seafood, local interest and participation in personal subsistence gardening, and a vibrant farmers market, the “food system” at the end of the road would score well. But as a community looking toward the future, there is always a little room for growth.
Excerpt: South Florida’s very own Farmer Jay — aka Jason McCobb — needs your help growing something: his Indiegogo campaign for a TV series.
Excerpt: Farming and growing food normally takes a lot of space and resources.
Excerpt: Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce.
Excerpt: The writer of the Food Babe blog attracts numerous fans and critics with her comments on the food industry.
16 Bridging the gap: Groups collaborate to support vibrant local food system (Eureka Times-Standard)
Excerpt: Locally Delicious is raising funds in March and April that will allow Food for People to contract with local farmers to raise produce that will supply the food bank’s fresh pantry and produce distributions.