Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
April 30, 2015 | seedstock
1 Urban Farming is Booming, But What Does it Really Yield? – Food and Environment Reporting Network (The FERN)
Excerpt: City-based agriculture produces 15 to 20 percent of food globally. In the U.S., its benefits go far beyond nutrition.
Excerpt: Forget your peanuts and cracker jacks — the home of the Red Sox is serving up greens grown right in their own rooftop garden.
Excerpt: A Kansas group tasked with preparing a plan to increase locally grown food production plans to get together this week.
4 ‘The Post’ investigates Athens’ famous local food scene (Athens Post)
Excerpt: ‘The Post’ investigates Athens’ famous local food scene
Excerpt: To understand how a San Francisco startup set out to narrow the distance between farmers and buyers, you have to begin with Meat Club.
Excerpt: As the world faces a severe hunger crisis, farmers are taking to the streets of major cities to expand sustainable practices into urban areas.
Excerpt: Small farmers, working with self-help groups, save money and keep soil richer by using natural techniques and substances for pest control.
Excerpt: Heritage Radio’s new Saxelby Scholars program gives teens the tools and training to tell stories from inside a food-insecure neighborhood.
Excerpt: Residents of Maine’s largest city explore food policy ideas ranging from goat mowing to public orchards.