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Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

April 30, 2015 |

seedstock1 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.

2 There’s a secret garden on Fenway’s roof (CNN Money)

Excerpt: Forget your peanuts and cracker jacks — the home of the Red Sox is serving up greens grown right in their own rooftop garden.

3 Kansas group tasked with increasing locally grown food production (Topeka Capital Journal)

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

5 Can zippy startup ideas and code speed local food to urban plates? (Grist)

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.

6 PHOTOS: Sustainable Agriculture Flourishes Amid Unlikely Urban Backdrops (

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.

7 In India, Profitable Farming With Fewer Chemicals (NY Times)

Excerpt: Small farmers, working with self-help groups, save money and keep soil richer by using natural techniques and substances for pest control.

8 Reporting Live From a Food Desert (Civil Eats)

Excerpt: Heritage Radio’s new Saxelby Scholars program gives teens the tools and training to tell stories from inside a food-insecure neighborhood.

Portland embraces Mayor’s Initiative for a Healthy and Sustainable Food System

Excerpt: Residents of Maine’s largest city explore food policy ideas ranging from goat mowing to public orchards.

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