Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup
October 1, 2015 | seedstock
Excerpt: At Jim Denevan’s first pop-up dinner in 1999 in Santa Cruz, almost half of the 60 guests in attendance were his friends and family.
Excerpt: Many people in the Northwest separate out their table scraps, wilted leaves and old fruit, carting them off eventually to a compost bin or joining their grass clippings and pruning remains in the green waste bin.
Excerpt: Data dive explores financials at wholesale end of local food sector.
Excerpt: Last month, Lawrence city planners sent a survey to people in the community to see what their challenges were when it comes to growing their own food.
Excerpt: Elizabeth Makarewicz was up to her elbows in brightly colored peppers of all sizes and shapes.
Excerpt: Whitney Point, NY (WBNG Binghamton) State Senate District 52 candidate Fred Akshar (R) hosted a roundtable discussion Tuesday with local farmers, elected officials and agriculture students focused on fixing the obstacles local farmers face.
Excerpt: In Klamath County, every dollar generated in agriculture generates another dollar in local economic activity. And for every 10 agricultural jobs, six other jobs in the community are created.
Excerpt: NDP federal election candidate includes local farmers’ specific needs and ideas in new plan.
Excerpt: Both the head of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the director of the Illinois State Fair submitted their resignations Thursday, a month after they announced attendance at the annual event was down by half.
Excerpt: Sacramento agriculturalists turn their yards into gardens to feed the city.
Excerpt: Wetrock Farm and The Cannery are part of agriburbia or agrihood movement, where developers are luring people by planning suburban developments around farms.
Excerpt: Delving into the world of Asian vegetables in a suburban plot.
Excerpt: Community leaders are kicking off a campaign to raise over $1 million to restore the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm.
14 How To Keep IoT Hunters And Poachers Out Of Your Food And Farms [Tech Crunch]
Excerpt: A drone equipped to “sniff” Zigbee flew over an Austin neighborhood in early August and found almost 1,600 devices. It’s a sign of how ubiquitous these..
Excerpt: Excerpt: From Monsanto to Smithfield Foods to Safeway, a look at how food industry incumbents are swallowing a wave of change.
Excerpt: Before farmed, it was merely an idea, a response to the predominant, yet ailing food system.
Excerpt: Food Tank speaks with Dory Carr-Harris about feeding the future.
Excerpt: As much as my own cafeteria at school has attempted to make more healthy foods available to students, there’s still pizza, French fries, and burgers served daily. Six students had enough. After garnering over 100 students and staff to help out, the Brandeis Rooftop Farm was born.