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Posts By Nina Ignaczak

Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

February 6, 2015 |

seedstock1  How Urban Farming Could Change Hawaii

Excerpt: For all its lushness, the state imports the vast majority of its food. Advocates like Hunter Heaivilin think they have the solution.

2  Urban farms continue to grow in Indianapolis – AgriNews

Excerpt: INDIANAPOLIS — Urban farming is not a new topic to growers in Indianapolis, but it certainly is a growing trend. Read More

Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

January 29, 2015 |

seedstock1  Sustainable Iowa Land Trust to Support Young Farmers

Excerpt: DES MOINES, Iowa – A group promoting organic, sustainable farming wants to make it easier for younger people to enter the industry across the state.

2  Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Vying For $40K Grant

Excerpt: The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is competing for a $40,000 grant to develop a children’s sensory garden. Read More

Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

January 22, 2015 |

seedstockFrom fork to farm: Startup recycles grocery store food waste into organic fertilizer

Excerpt: In just 3 hours, California Safe Soil turns fresh food waste into a liquid fertilizer which promises to boost yields, cut costs, and reduce water pollution in agriculture.

Source: TreeHugger Read More

Sustainable Ag + Food News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

January 16, 2015 |

seedstockFood ‘Accelerators’ and the $10 Bag of Pasta

Excerpt: Most of what’s produced here gets shipped elsewhere, said Robert Puro of Seedstock, a consultant in sustainable food systems. In most major cities, only 1% to 2% of what’s consumed is produced locally, he said. Developing that shorter supply chain—from local farms to packing and production facilities to retailers—is “the big missing piece in the local food puzzle,” Mr. Puro said.

Source: WSJ.com Read More

Seedstock’s Top Ten Stories of 2014

December 24, 2014 |
Food Field is a for profit 4-acre urban farm based in Detroit that was founded in 2010 by Noah Link and Alex Bryan. Photo Credit: Food Field.

Food Field is a for profit 4-acre urban farm based in Detroit that was founded in 2010 by Noah Link and Alex Bryan. Photo Credit: Food Field.

It’s been a great year here at Seedstock, with two fantastic California-based conferences, an increased focus on urban policy and continued coverage of indoor agriculture technology and sustainable farming practices.

We’ve delighted in telling the stories of the people who are making a difference in the new food economy.

Here are the ten of those stories which resonated most strongly with you, our readers.

Thanks for reading, and see you in 2015! Read More