Posts By Nina Ignaczak
Excerpt: For all its lushness, the state imports the vast majority of its food. Advocates like Hunter Heaivilin think they have the solution.
Excerpt: INDIANAPOLIS — Urban farming is not a new topic to growers in Indianapolis, but it certainly is a growing trend.
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.
Excerpt: The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is competing for a $40,000 grant to develop a children’s sensory garden.
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.
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.
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!