Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
April 9, 2015 | seedstock
Excerpt: An interactive map shows how much California residents could be forced to cut daily water consumption under a preliminary plan released by state officials.
Excerpt: With California’s drought worsening, there has been a growing focus on the amount of water needed to produce certain foods.
Excerpt: Peasant group offers Haitians a sustainable alternative.
Excerpt: To feed a rapidly growing population, farms of all sizes and operational styles are working to reduce their impact on the environment.
Excerpt: Vertical farming using sustainable fertilizing technique, all done from inside a garage
Excerpt: Nate Storey’s greenhouse in west Laramie is packed with vegetables growing in long, upright plastic towers. Storey’s set-up is an urban farmer’s dream.
Excerpt: Urban agriculture in Detroit is a hot topic in the media and on social networks. Less talked about, however, are the projects that have quietly grown up in the city’s backyard. That’s right, a ‘suburban’ farming movement is alive and kicking.
Excerpt: Strolling of the Heifers released its 2015 Locavore Index, ranking the 50 states by their commitment to local foods. How locavore-oriented is your state?
Excerpt: The state’s Local Food and Farm Task Force continues its work toward a January 2016 deadline to the Kansas Legislature for a plan and recommendations to increase locally grown food production in the state.
Excerpt: The Food Building in Minneapolis is the headquarters for The Lone Grazer Creamery and Red Table Meat Company. It’s just part of a statewide craft meat and cheese movement.
With a focus on healthier foods and local farms, Betti Wiggins has led Detroit’s kids through a food revolution.