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Beardsley Farm breaks ground on new educational center – Knoxville News Sentinel


Knoxville News Sentinel

Beardsley Farm breaks ground on new educational center
Knoxville News Sentinel
The non-profit urban community farm held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a new 1,200 sq. ft. education center, which will include a kitchen to process vegetables from its gardens, as well as long-needed indoor restrooms. Staff and students from …

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Urban Agroecolony Shows How A Family Produces 6000 Pounds Of Food In … – The Inquisitr


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Urban Agroecolony Shows How A Family Produces 6000 Pounds Of Food In
The Inquisitr
What if the scenario were made that families themselves were responsible for feeding itself. Apparently, that is more than possible through urban agroecolonies. One family actually sets the example by growing up to 6,000 pounds of food on a small yard.

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Local man confident in bid for medical-marijuana license – Glens Falls Post-Star


Glens Falls Post-Star

Local man confident in bid for medical-marijuana license
Glens Falls Post-Star
It’s the facility — a 170-acre parcel with a 12-acre indoor-grow operation, which was once a mushroom farm — that swells Berndt’s confidence his company will get one of the five licenses from the state Department of Health. “I think our low capital

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Really important question: Is the governor of California bathing regularly? – Washington Post (blog)

Really important question: Is the governor of California bathing regularly?
Washington Post (blog)
Officials estimate that farming and ranching use up about 80 percent of the state’s developed water supply. [Agriculture is 80 percent of water use … Indoor water use accounts for another third of urban water consumption. Installing low-flow fixtures

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NZ farming expertise fosters NZ-China relationship – Massey News (press release)


Massey News (press release)

NZ farming expertise fosters NZ-China relationship
Massey News (press release)
He says the benefits flow both ways “We are discovering things about indoor sheep farming systems that might have a place in environmentally sensitive parts of New Zealand”. As well as environmental benefits, Professor Blair says there is huge economic …

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Americans Can Survive On Locally-Grown Food Alone Except In New York City … – The Inquisitr


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Americans Can Survive On Locally-Grown Food Alone Except In New York City
The Inquisitr
The Inquisitr reported on such solutions, most being efficient ways of farming. One solution was made by the Japanese when they created the world’s largest indoor farm. Another solution was to create solar-powered aquaponic farms that float on water

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Farmer writes: UK environmental blogger tests the patience of Irish farmers – Irish Farmers Journal


Irish Farmers Journal

Farmer writes: UK environmental blogger tests the patience of Irish farmers
Irish Farmers Journal
It colourfully told the story of “City Sue”, a cow used to indoor life coming to join a herd of outdoor cows, and finding it difficult to fit in at first. George Monbiot took issue with the fairy story format. He said it was time we told the truth

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Gearing up for growth, Tender Greens innovates with hydroponics – Nation’s Restaurant News (blog)


Nation’s Restaurant News (blog)

Gearing up for growth, Tender Greens innovates with hydroponics
Nation’s Restaurant News (blog)
Most of the chain’s produce comes from Scarborough Farms in Oxnard, Calif., which is also an equity partner in Tender Greens. Scarborough is also working on building hydroponic and indoorgrowing facilities to allow Tender Greens to serve its local …

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Chilmark Launches Pond Initiative: a Million Oysters a Year – The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News


The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News

Chilmark Launches Pond Initiative: a Million Oysters a Year
The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News
Shellfish constable Isaiah Scheffer has proposed four new areas for commercial oyster farming just east of the existing six areas in Menemsha Pond. Each new area — a long parallelogram — would cover about 6,000 square … The selectmen also agreed to

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Our Town Formed the Foundation for a Nation: One of Dorchester’s Great … – Dorchester Reporter

Our Town Formed the Foundation for a Nation: One of Dorchester’s Great
Dorchester Reporter
The Dorchester settlement was selected as an appealing location with conditions favorable for gardens and the feeding of farm animals on which the new settlers would lean heavily for their subsistence on this new continent. The harbor of Massachusetts

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