Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
April 24, 2015 | seedstock
Excerpt: When it comes to finances, sustainable agriculture isn’t all that sustainable. Community-supported agriculture (CSA)—a model where customers buy a whole season of food from one farmer—does hedge some risk for farmers but you certainly won’t get rich doing it.
Excerpt: Fixing agriculture is today a high priority on the environmental, anti-poverty and social justice agendas, for
Excerpt: More gardens will be sprouting up around Jersey City this spring thanks to a new initiative that will expand urban agriculture and also make healthier foods from farmers’ markets more accessible.
Excerpt: Urban agriculture experts from Chicago and Havana come together Saturday at Kilbourn Park.
5 City of Sparks prepares to embrace urban agriculture (Daily Sparks Tribune)
Excerpt: Chickens and gardens and bees, oh my!
Excerpt: The soft clucks of foraging hens drifted up from the banks of the Allegheny River.
Excerpt: Community Supported Agriculture groups have local, farm-to-table options for families.
Excerpt: Wyoming may be the last frontier for growing vegetables. More acres of vegetables are grown in Alaska than in Wyoming. But thanks to urban farming in the land of the open range, locally grown produce is in big demand.
Excerpt: Less environmentally harmful farming is good, but it won’t help us if the manure hits the fan.
Excerpt: Small-scale farmers in southeastern South Dakota are finding a way to provide local food in a bigger way.
Excerpt: The Board of Commissioners of Gem County approved applying for a $12,000-15,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to fund a marketing plan for a food hub.
Excerpt: While students usually fill their lunch trays with food sprouting from all over the country, stomachs can now digest a little easier with more locally grown fruits and veggies on the menu.
Excerpt: A $16M vision to turn a blighted section of East Baltimore into a campus for food-related businesses is one step closer to reality.
Excerpt: Chipotle’s burritos are a smartphone tap away through an official partnership with the delivery start-up Postmates.
Excerpt: After a vigorous effort to alert the state water board about what they saw as the unfairness of proposed drought rules, San Diego County farmers were pleased at how the rules were modified.
Excerpt: It was done. Over. No more waiting for rain, hoping for snow.
Excerpt: A new film highlights the food waste problem. Here are some things we can do to fix it.