15 Ways Urban Farming Can Revitalize a Neighborhood—and Help Farmers Too

Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 by

What if farms and food production were integrated into every aspect of urban living—from special assessments to create new farms and food businesses to teaching people how to grow fruits and vegetables so farmers can focus on staple crops? That’s the crux of Michael Ableman’s Urban Food Manifesto, which has been ten years in the […]

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Meet the Woman Who Runs NYC’s First Commercial Farm in a Residential Development

Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 by

The farmer-in-residence is Zaro Bates, and she’s a 26-year-old from Brooklyn who is running the 4,500-square foot commercial farm built above an underground parking garage. Bates, with the help of her husband and business partner, Asher Landes, 29, who manages the complex’s apiary, are in the midst of their first growing season that’s already produced thousands of pounds […]

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How Three U.S. Mini-Farms Are Sowing The Seeds Of Global Food Security

Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by

Her face shaded by a wide-brimmed straw hat, Olawumi Benedict is cheerfully tending to her “little babies” — kale seedlings growing in shallow wooden flats until they’re hardy enough for transplantation into soil beds. Three miles over the hills on another small farm, Jonnes Mlegwah is double-digging the soil with a spading fork, preparing to […]

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The Roots of Organic Farming on Campus

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 by

Tag along with Mark Bittman as he explores the lush 30-acre farm at UC Santa Cruz. Since 1967, the institution has offered a hands-on apprenticeship program to people from all walks of life who are eager to hone their gardening skills. Learn about its history, research and how their produce has made its way into […]

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Organic Farming Could Feed The World

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 by

FILE – In this Nov. 1, 2005, file photo, workers tend an organic farm in Bolinas, Calif. With organic food growers reporting double-digit growth in U.S. sales each year, producers are challenging a proposed California pest-management program they say enshrines a pesticide-heavy approach for decades to come, including compulsory spraying of organic crops at the […]

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“Grass, Soil, Hope.”

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by

When Gabe Brown and his wife bought their farm near Bismarck, North Dakota, from her parents in 1991, testing found the soil badly depleted, its carbon down to just a quarter of levels once considered natural in the area. Today the Brown farm and ranch is home to a diverse and thriving mix of plants […]

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When in drought: the California farmers who don’t water their crops

Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 by

Dry-farmed quinoa growing at the New family farm in Sebastopol, California There’s something different about Will Bucklin’s grape vines. At first it’s hard to notice, but a drive through northern California’s Sonoma Valley, past waves of green, manicured vineyards, makes it clear. The black ribbon of PVC irrigation pipe that typically threads the vines […]

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How Carbon Farming Could Reverse Climate Change

Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by

Eric Toensmeier’s new book explores carbon sequestration through carbon farming as a way to cool a warming planet. As the climate crisis heats up, agriculture is in the hot seat, not only as a contributor to climate change, but also as a potential solution. Eric Toensmeier has spent the last several years tracking both. […]

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Economics, Water Drives Soil Conservation Farming

Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by

Greg Linder of Loomis,winner of the 2015 Tri-Basin Natural Resources District Soil Conservation Award  Nebraska, is something of an American inspiration for both the generations of farming his family represents, as well as his efforts to protect two of his county’s greatest resources: its soil and water. It’s worth reading the whole story. The Linder family history, […]

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The Farm That Grows Climate Solutions

Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by

High in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, a small cooperative is “farming carbon” — practicing agriculture in a way that fights climate change while simultaneously meeting human needs. Although these practices are used by millions of people around the world in some way, people in Western nations are largely unfamiliar with them, and there […]

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