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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 YearThe Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard NewsShellfish 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 […]

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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 ReporterThe 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 … Read More

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element14 Community kicks off new design competition – The Vertical Farming … – EBN

element14 Community kicks off new design competition – The Vertical Farming …EBNSponsored by Silicon Labs and Wurth Elektronik, with support from the Association for Vertical Farming and Green Spirit Farms, element14 will select 15 engineers to build indoor vertical gardens using technologies and methods that have the potential to … Read More

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June 27 field day looks at managing bobwhite quail habitat – Marshfield Mail (subscription)

June 27 field day looks at managing bobwhite quail habitatMarshfield Mail (subscription)… University of Missouri Extension Marshfield Mail – Marshfield, Missouri | 0 comments. A June 27 field day at the University of Missouri’s Bradford Research Center will look at how farmers, landowners and wildlife enthusiasts can manage habitat for … Read More

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Vertical Farming Becomes Viable As Arable Land Decreases – May Be The … – The Inquisitr

The Inquisitr Vertical Farming Becomes Viable As Arable Land Decreases – May Be The …The InquisitrThe aforementioned methods are great, but when it comes to urban establishments – cities for example – the only viable way to farm would be up. Such a method seems unbelievable given the fact conventional farming is always viewed horizontally. […]

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Inside the growing appeal of urban farming – GreenBiz

GreenBiz Inside the growing appeal of urban farmingGreenBizBy growing food indoors, these containers eliminate the need for pesticides and herbicides. Indoor plants are able to produce food year-round instead of seasonally, reducing the amount of fruits and vegetables flown in from other countries. Freight …and more » Read More

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Ruben Rosario: Hang in there, bees. Even I can forgive you. – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Ruben Rosario: Hang in there, bees. Even I can forgive you.TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressIn her TED talk, Spivak listed among the culprits for the decline the increased use of pesticides both in specialized crop farming and commercial and residential use. Stubborn, blood-sucking parasites like the appropriately named Varroa Destructo mite … Read More

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Goshen couple looking to start aquaponics business in their backyard – The Elkhart Truth

The Elkhart Truth Goshen couple looking to start aquaponics business in their backyardThe Elkhart TruthTheir business, High Water Mark, will combine fish farming with hydroponics, — a method of growing plants in a soil-less environment. They will grow greens, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers and raise blue tilapia, and they plan on distributing them to … […]

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