Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
June 4, 2015 | seedstock
Excerpt: Growing fresh produce in cities nourishes the citizens, provides revenue and saves on transportation. How can we wedge these gardens in?
Excerpt: Last winter, about 50 people were displaced from property they had farmed in Kinloch for decades. A corporate gift has their crops back in the ground, in Berkeley.
Excerpt: Local building owners can turn green space into greenbacks with The Roof Crop, a new effort to turn local rooftops into urban gardens.
4 D.C.’s First Commercial Rooftop Farming Company Launches With a Garden Above Oyamel (Washington City Paper)
Excerpt: For their pilot farm, Up Top Acres is working with Think Food Group to grow microgreens, herbs, and edible flowers on the rooftop of the building that houses Oyamel.
5 Goshen couple looking to start aquaponics business in their backyard (Elkhart Truth)
Excerpt: Ruth and Noah Smucker will build a greenhouse behind their home, where they will install tanks for their aquaponics business.
Excerpt: A first of its kind study shows organic agriculture earns farmers significantly more and asks: Is it worth it?
Excerpt: A new U.N. report shows that a majority of countries have met their Millennial Development Goal to cut malnutrition rates in half.
Excerpt: Those with dreams of their own ‘Green Acres’ may find their hobbyist farm located inside a national park, ABC News reports.