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Industrial Agriculture

Are We At The Peak of Industrial Agriculture?

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What if we are at the peak of industrial agriculture, like Peak Oil? What if this is as good as commercial, industrial and corporate agriculture gets?
Farm to School Program

Farm to School Program - Local Food for Our Schools

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The Yavapai County Farm to School Program is working to provide nutritious fresh local produce for school meals and gardening activities for school kids.
Slow Food Southwest Regional Meeting
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Slow Food Southwest Regional Meeting

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The Slow Food Southwest regional meeting in Chino Valley, AZ June 8 & 9, 2013 with several Slow Food chapters.
From New York to Africa, Why Food is Saving the World
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From New York to Africa, Why Food is Saving the World

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Brian Halweil shares an important message about how food can and does change the world for the better.
Slow Food Prescott Potluck and Fermentation Workshop
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Slow Food Prescott Potluck and Fermentation Workshop

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Our local Slow Food Prescott chapter held its almost-monthly meeting and potluck, along with a fermentation workshop at Prescott College November 12, 2012.
Horsepower

Horsepower - Direct to Consumer Online Marketplace

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Horsepower is an online marketplace that helps consumers find producers and provides a portal for producers to market their goods equitably.
Local Food Economy

Local Food Movement Feeds Commercial Customers

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The local food economy is entering a completely new chapter with such seemingly unlikely partners as St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of Ann Arbor, Michigan
Rising Cost of Food

Food Justice and Security Starts at Home

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Food justice and food security starts with a home-cooked meal. Everyday meals with family makes a local food economy much stronger.
Betting on Sustainable Agriculture

A Banker Bets on Sustainable Agriculture

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Can organic and sustainable agriculture feed us, all of us? Here's an investment banker that is betting it can and will.
Francis Land House, VA

Urban Farming Examined Part II

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What if urban farming isn't just about feeding the hungry? Many other crops are grown from the soil of an urban farm.
Urban Garden

Urban Farming Examined Part I

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Can urban farming really work? We look at a couple of articles that showcase some different viewpoints on the feasibility of just that.
Holland Town Center Urban Farm

Urban Farm Grows Sustainable Food in Parking Lot

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Local, sustainable food is being grown in a former strip mall parking lot of the Holland Town Center in Holland, MI for local residents.
Seed Planting

Small Scale Farming is New Profit Model for Local Agriculture

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The local food movement is a new model of finding ways to make it profitable for both the farmer and consumer through small scale farming.
Barry Estabrook

Organic Food Production Can Feed the World

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Our thoughts on Barry Estabrooks' December 2011 article in The Atlantic on local organic agriculture and feeding the world.
Peruvian Latte

Coffee CSA- a Great Deal for Everyone

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Buying your coffee directly from the grower with CoffeeCSA makes so much sense, to so many people on so many levels.
Pack of Harvesters

Who's More 'Elitist?'- Foodies or Corporate Agriculture?

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Corporate Agriculture often accuses local food advocates of being 'elitist' in their approach, but who's approach has the public in mind?
Compost Soil Food

Compost- Nourishing Your Garden Soil

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Compost is one of the best and easiest ways to feed your garden soil and should be used instead of commercial chemical fertilizers.
Terra Preta Soil

Terra Preta- Magic Soil of the Lost Amazon Part II

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How using Stone Age agriculture may just be the best way to build the health, fertility, resiliency and nutrient cycling of the soil several fold.
Terra Preta Soil

Terra Preta- Magic Soil of the Lost Amazon

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This is a different approach for creating a healthy garden, starting with the soil. What we have learned is that everything really does start with the soil.
Organic Certification?

Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional Food? Part II

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A well reasoned and thoughtful article on "Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional Food?". The answer isn't as obvious as you think.
Organic Certification?

Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional Food?

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A well reasoned and thoughtful article on "Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional Food?". The answer isn't as obvious as you think.
Dacha Garden

Homegrown Vegetables Are the Most Nutritious

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Growing your own vegetables gives the most nutrition, the best taste and saves the most money. In some cases it even pays you to grow your own vegetables!
Fall Garden Salad

Heirloom Gardens From Seeds

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Incredible, exceptional taste is the single biggest reason so many people are turning to heirloom gardens for their fresh vegetables.
Square Foot Heirloom Vegetable Garden

The Value of a Home Garden

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What’s a home garden worth? With the global economy spiraling downward it’s a good question to ask and a good time to ask it.