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Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

July 30, 2015 |

seedstock1 Reclaiming Baltimore’s Wasted Food (WYPR)

Excerpt: One out of four Baltimore residents lives in a ‘food desert’ – a low-income area that lacks access to fresh food from supermarkets.

2 Join this attempt to map every single person connected to local food in Maine (Bangor Daily News)

Excerpt: Are you looking to buy local food? Or are you a farmer, local food distributor, processor, seller or food-related community organizer?

3 New Local Food Co-op Is Opening In Oak Park This Week (Chicagoist)

Excerpt: The latest in a string of new grocery co-ops aims to make the process of eating locally-grown food even more local.

4 America’s most local food market opens in Boston (Boston.com)

Excerpt: Set up along the city’s Kennedy Greenway, the Boston Public Market will be home to about 40 vendors, who will sell fruits and vegetables, fish and meat, pastries, breads and sweets—all grown, caught or produced in New England.

5 Leave Your Lawn for Life on the Urban Farm (Takepart)

Excerpt: Replacing green yards with vegetable gardens saves water and puts food on the table, say government agencies promoting urban farming to fight the drought.

6 In This Huge Urban Farming Lab, LED ‘Recipes’ Grow Juicier Tomatoes And Sweeter Basil (Fast Company Co.Exist)

Excerpt: The massive Netherlands center run by the lighting company Philips is pushing indoor farming to its limits.

7 Bordofarms: A Project Focused on Solving Deportee Economic Issues Through Urban Farming (HuffPo)

Excerpt: After this intense immersion into the social fabric of our city’s deportee community, we have learned that there are many creative ways to approach social issues and that we are ready to take on the new challenges ahead through more economically viable and scalable model of social enterprise in urban farming.

8 The Dark Side of Urban Farming (TakePart)

Excerpt: Your organic veggies could be growing in contaminated soil. Here’s how to keep homegrown food safe.

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