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February 2018

Canada: Breaking baaah’d: Edmonton hopes people flock to be goat co-ordinator

Weed-eating goats charmed visitors to Rundle Park last summer at meet and bleat events. Goats are having a G.O.A.T. (what the kids call Greatest of All Time) “moment” in popular culture. By Paula SimonsEdmonton JournalFeb 27 Excerpt: Have you herd… Continue Reading →

The Fruitful City: The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest

Examining the roots and fruits of the urban foodscape By Helena MoncrieffECW Press1 edition (April 3 2018) Our cities are places of food polarities, food deserts and farmers’ markets, hunger and food waste, fast food delivery and urban gardening. While… Continue Reading →

Foraging is Alive and Well in Baltimore. Can it Help Fight Hunger Too?

New research on the availability of nutrient-dense wild edibles addresses food security. By Jodi HelmerCivil Eats02.22.18 Excerpt: Foraging is a hot trend, with home cooks, chefs, and craft brewers alike harvesting wild, local ingredients ranging from mushrooms and berries to… Continue Reading →

California Court Ruling Ends Decades of State Pesticide Spraying

A judge has ordered the California Department of Food and Agriculture to stop using chemical pesticides in its statewide program until the agency complies with state environmental laws.The injunction, issued late last week, is a sweeping victory for 11 public-health,… Continue Reading →

With the USDA's Blessing, CAFOs Are Driving Organic Dairy Farmers Out of Business

As dairy farmers have seen many times in the past, a glut of milk has flooded the market and dropped farm pay prices to the point that some farmers will be forced out of business. Generally it is the smaller… Continue Reading →

Lobbying Group for Processed Food Industry Teeters on Brink of Extinction — Will Its Science Propaganda Arm Follow Suit?

Changing an industry is a long game; while changes can seem to occur overnight, it's always preceded by years of consistent work and persistent pressure. It's easy to get discouraged and feel your efforts are for naught. So, it's a… Continue Reading →

Beekeeper's $20K Class-Action Suit Goes Ahead as Evidence Mounts of Neonicotinoids' Effects

Lawsuit filed on behalf of all Quebec beekeepers targets insecticide makers Bayer and Syngeta A Quebec class-action lawsuit against two producers of neonicotinoids — commonly used insecticides that have been linked to a declining population of honeybees — has been… Continue Reading →

Judge Orders California Agricultural Officials to Cease Pesticide Use

A judge has ordered California agricultural officials to stop spraying pesticides on public and private property to control insects that threaten the state’s $45-billion agriculture industry. The injunction by a Sacramento County Superior Court judge, issued late last week, could… Continue Reading →

How Big Ag Is Borrowing Big Tobacco’s Playbook

Questions of “sound science” and “burden of proof” invariably arise from conflicting indictments and defenses of industrial agricultural as either a threat or service to public interests. Defenders invariably insist that any regulation of industrial agriculture should be based on… Continue Reading →

Grocery Stores Forced to Carry CAFO Eggs

In the U.S., 94 percent of eggs produced come from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), or factory farms,1 where hens, so-called "caged layers," spend their entire lives in small wire battery cages. Each hen gets a space that's smaller than… Continue Reading →

Restoring Coral Reefs Is Possible and Surprisingly Fast

Coral reefs make up less than one-quarter of 1 percent of the Earth's surface,1 yet supply resources worth an estimated $375 billion annually, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).2 More than 500 million people around the… Continue Reading →

These Climate Scientists' Tweets About the Unusually Warm Arctic Might Scare Your Pants Off

Cities in Europe, meanwhile, are getting hit with unusually cold temperatures and snowfall. That's days after the U.S. East Coast had record highs. "Shocking," "absolutely astonishing," and "remarkable." That's how climate scientists are describing the recent unusually warm temperatures in… Continue Reading →

How Corporations Suppress Disclosure of Public Records About Themselves

Transparency advocate Gary Ruskin wanted to know how the powerful food and agrochemical industries influence public universities and their research. His small public interest consumer health watchdog organization, US Right to Know, started investigating the connections between the industries, their… Continue Reading →

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Awesome Ancient Grains And Seeds

A backyard-to-table guide to growing and enjoying ancient grains and seeds, featuring fifty vegetarian recipes. By Michele Genest, Dan JasonDouglas and McIntyreJan 2018 Bravo for tomatoes, beans and kale. But what’s next for the ardent home gardener? Wheats, including farro,… Continue Reading →

The Suburban Micro-Farm

Modern Solutions for Busy People By Amy StrossTwisted Creek PressMarch 2018Available for Pre Order Would you like to grow healthy food for your table? Do you want to learn the secrets of farming even though you live in a neighborhood?… Continue Reading →

Digital Loan Process Transforming Smallholder Access to Credit in Kenya

By Jessica Joye, Communications Director at Fintrac. In Kenya, smallholder farmers lack access to financial services and face high barriers accessing commercial banks and community lending institutions. These institutions rarely approve loans to smallholders or have a slow turnaround time… Continue Reading →

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In Mexico, monarchs versus avocado farming

A dying butterfly at the monarch butterfly reserve in Piedra Herrada, Mexico. Without trees to provide thermal cover and roosting sites, the butterflies can freeze to death. Associated Press/Rebecca Blackwell Avocados are much more lucrative than almost any other legal… Continue Reading →

With its large urban farm, Frogtown wants to be St. Paul’s greenest neighborhood

Yer Vang stands in August 2017 in front of an arbor at Frogtown Green’s “Lily Pad” garden, located at Dale Street and Lafond Avenue. (Photo by Hillel Natanson, courtesy of Patricia Ohmans) The group now manages a 40-bed community garden… Continue Reading →

Utah's Landfills Are Rarely Inspected, So a New Bill Proposes a Solution: Let the Landfills Inspect Themselves

A Utah lawmaker believes he has found a way to boost oversight at the state’s landfills, while cutting taxes for the waste-storage industry at the same time. One catch: it will require an element of trust. Rep. Lee Perry, R-Perry,… Continue Reading →

States Address COOL for Beef: Wyoming Committee Passes Bill, Oklahoma to Consider One

One at a time, cattle states are addressing the issue of accurate country of origin labeling for beef. The Wyoming House Ag Committee passed "The Country of Origin Placard Bill" by a vote of 6 to 3 on Feb. 22…. Continue Reading →

How Trump's Attack on Renewable Energy and the EPA Hurts Nevada

On the morning after his State of the Union address, in which President Donald Trump told the nation that his administration had “ended the war on American energy,” he made news that suggested otherwise. Citing draft budget documents it obtained… Continue Reading →

What You Really Need to Know About Your Mitochondria

When it comes to health and disease prevention, your mitochondrial health and function simply cannot be overstated. If your mitochondria are not functioning well, nothing else will either. Optimization of mitochondria is also a central key for life extension. Dr…. Continue Reading →

How to Cook Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are probably one of the top vegetables that often get a bad rep, and are often disliked by many children and adults. But this nutrient-dense food is often misunderstood — and improperly cooked — which is why their… Continue Reading →

It Will Take a Political Revolution to Cure the Epidemic of Depression

We need to change the nature of work, community and wealth distribution. What causes depression and anxiety? I have been a practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst for almost 40 years and have seen hundreds of patients suffering from both. In my… Continue Reading →

Philippines: Urban backyard farming pushed in Quezon City by Vice Mayor Belmonte

Vice-Mayor Joy Belmonte (2nd from right) leads the harvesting of hydrophonically-grown mustard and lettuce plants at the Aguinaldo Elementary School (AES) in Quezon City, 2011. “Anyone who wants to set up their own urban farm in their backyard, just come… Continue Reading →

Elon Musk looks to revolutionize urban farming

In sunny California, Elon Musk is upending America’s auto and space industries. And here, in a cold, gritty section of Brooklyn, his brother Kimbal has embarked on a project that’s just as significant in its own way: Trying to reboot… Continue Reading →

Southern Calif. Back in Drought; Southern Nev. Is Leader in Water Conservation

LAS VEGAS – As temperatures start to drop in southern Nevada, United States drought monitors continue to declare that nearly half of the state of California is in a drought, and it could eventually affect Nevada. All of southern California… Continue Reading →

Poland Plans to Cut GMOs in Animal Feed

The Polish agriculture ministry is working on a bill to reduce genetically modified soy in livestock feed. One of the key goals of proposed changes in the law is to boost the domestic production of crops with high protein content.“At… Continue Reading →

Movements of Millions Say No to Gene Drives as Brazil Attempts to Legalize Genetic Extinction Technology

Regulatory change would spread modified genetic traits to wild organisms. MONTREAL, MEXICO CITY, SÃO PAULO, February 22, 2018—The largest rural movements in Brazil, representing well over a million farmers, are protesting a new Brazilian regulation that would allow release of… Continue Reading →

Tribes Try to Exert More Influence Over Federal Farm Bill

Every five years Congress goes through a massive legislative exercise, crafting a wide-ranging farm bill that now includes about a half-trillion dollars in spending. And every five years, American Indian leaders say they have largely been left on the sidelines…. Continue Reading →

California Water Agency Officials Charged With Burying Hazardous Waste And Corruption

California's attorney general has charged five former and current employees of the Panoche Water District in central California with felonies, including using public funds for personal items and illegally burying barrels of hazardous waste. The Department of Toxic Substances Control… Continue Reading →

Trump Wants to Deny Struggling Americans Access to Healthy Farmers Market Food

Getting to choose what you eat seemingly doesn’t apply to poor people. It's time—literally—for an out-of-the-box approach to the Trump administration's plan to help feed our most vulnerable neighbors. In last week’s presidential budget, the administration proposed replacing most Supplemental… Continue Reading →

DCCC Goes Nuclear, Slams Democratic Candidate as Corrupt for Same Behavior It Engages in Regularly

On Thusday evening, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took the extraordinary step of publicly attacking a prominent Democratic candidate in a contested Texas primary. The party committee’s move was made all the more jarring given the background of the candidate,… Continue Reading →

​Nappies, Takeaways and Bubble Wrap: Could I Remove Plastic From My Life?'

It’s polluting our oceans and killing our wildlife, but how easy is it to get by without it? Four writers find out. No man is an island. However, if I were an island, I’d probably be the best one ever…. Continue Reading →

Lawsuit Reveals How Paid Expert Helped 3M “Command the Science” on Dangerous Chemicals

On Tuesday, 3M settled a suit filed by the state of Minnesota for $850 million, averting a much-awaited trial over the company’s responsibility for massive amounts of waste containing perfluorinated chemicals, which it had dumped in the state for more… Continue Reading →

Boost Your Cardiovascular Health and Fitness With Regular Sauna Use

Sweating is a biological imperative that has a wide range of health benefits. In fact, unless you have untreated hypothyroidism, sweating is one of the indicators that will tell you that you are effectively doing a high-intensity exercise. Science has… Continue Reading →

Research Exposes $16 Billion Bottled Water Industry's Predatory Marketing Practices

The industry spends billions of dollars per year convincing Americans that bottled water is safer than tap—even though more than two-thirds of the product comes from municipal water sources. Bottled water companies have relied on predatory marketing practices and exorbitant… Continue Reading →

Farmers and Environmentalists Sue Trump's EPA Over Approval of Monsanto's Disastrous Dicamba Pesticide

With the help of the federal government, Monsanto is set to make things worse. Last year's farm season was the first year Monsanto’s newly approved XtendiMax pesticide was used. Crop damage was so bad that multiple states had to step… Continue Reading →

This Man Uses Drones to Expose Factory Farms—and His Videos Are Going Viral

High-tech drones are helping to expose the horrors of industrial farming. Mercy For Animals has conducted over 60 investigations on the ground in four countries. But did you know about our six drone investigations? That’s right. Thanks to Mark Devries,… Continue Reading →

Oxycontin Maker Quietly Worked to Weaken Legal Doctrine That Could Lead to Jail Time for Executives

Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, revolutionized the opioid industry through aggressive marketing tactics that encouraged the widespread use of prescription painkillers. That part, by now, is well known, as an out-of-control opioid epidemic ravages a generation of young people… Continue Reading →

Organic Farming Gets a Boost From Kashi’s Innovative Certification Program

Take a stroll down the various organic isles in any major U.S. or Canadian supermarket, and you’ll likely notice something peculiar. There’s often no lack of choices when it comes to selecting certified organic produce. Organic lettuce, onions, apples, and… Continue Reading →

Community And Vegetables Grow Side-By-Side In Syrian Refugee Camp Gardens

Syrian gardeners at the Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq share the harvest.Kastro Yosef/The Lemon Tree Trust Perkins and her colleagues emphasize the immediate rewards of camp greening with residents — farming skills, keeping memories of home alive, building community,… Continue Reading →

India: Terrace garden to farming: Urban dwellers show the organic way

Their owners– mostly professionals from Gurgaon– are toiling in the field they have taken on lease for community organic farming. Some are weeding, some sowing seeds, and others are plucking vegetables(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO) An increasing number of professionals in Delhi… Continue Reading →

Urban gardening might save your life

Click image to see larger file. Homegrown food is homegrown wealth. The foresighted farmer makes a garden plan showing what to plant, when to plant, and when to make second plantings. The plan shows how to cultivate and keep the… Continue Reading →

America’s Most Toxic Town Is Not Where You Think

A small city in remote Alaska is working to reduce contamination from the nearby Red Dog Mine. Kotzebue is an Alaskan city located on a sound bordering the Chukchi Sea, about 30 miles above the Arctic Circle. The city features… Continue Reading →

Alaska Bill Legalizing Industrial Hemp Awaits Governor's Pen

A measure legalizing the production of industrial hemp in Alaska awaits Gov. Bill Walker's signature. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A measure that would legalize the production of industrial hemp in Alaska has passed the state House and Senate. The bill… Continue Reading →

Ecological Risks High for Offshore Oil Drilling Near Georgia

The ecological risks of drilling for oil off the Georgia coast are huge, and the potential economic payoff small, according to environmental groups and scientists who study the marine environment. The federal government did sell leases for drilling rights off… Continue Reading →

Plastic Straw Ban Measure Passes Second Reading

KAILUA-KONA — The food industry can be fickle, its purveyors’ profit margins precarious. As such, in the restaurant business, every cent really does count. That’s one of several arguments trade organizations such as the Hawaii Restaurant Association and the Hawaii… Continue Reading →

Senators Want to Bolster Research of Organic Agriculture

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators is introducing legislation designed to improve organic farming research. Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine say their legislation would reauthorize and incrementally increase funding… Continue Reading →

Canada: Extraordinary Ornamental Edibles

100 Perennials, Trees, Shrubs and Vines for Canadian Gardens By Mike LascelleDouglas and McIntyreMarch 2018 Growing your own food continues to gain popularity, but planting and tending vegetables every year certainly requires more effort than the ease of maintaining a… Continue Reading →

Some Utah Lawmakers Deny Climate Change, but OK a Bill Recognizing Its Impacts After Hearing Pleas From Students

A bill that commits Utah’s leaders to recognizing “the impacts of a changing climate” drew initial approval Thursday after an impassioned hearing. The House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee voted 8-3 to favorably recommend HCR7 to the full House… Continue Reading →

New South Carolina Water Pollution Research From the Citadel Points to Tires, Eco-Plastics

Tiny black shreds make up nearly all of 7 tons of microscopic plastic particles found floating in Charleston Harbor at any given time. The source was a mystery for researchers, until recently. It's shreds worn off braking tires. Meanwhile, plastic… Continue Reading →

SC Mayor: No Need for Researcher to Test Town's Water

A South Carolina mayor says a researcher who worked with the water crisis in Michigan doesn't need to test the his town's drinking water even though he's already found lead pollution at some homes. DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — A South… Continue Reading →

Former Environmental Director Joins S.C. Water Utility Just Months After Leaving State Payroll

COLUMBIA — Catherine Heigel starts a job this week with one of the state's chronic water polluters just six months after stepping down as the director of the Department of Health and Environmental Control. South Carolina law prohibits state officials… Continue Reading →

NYC Adopted Composting. Why Can't Rhode Island?

It only took three years for New York City, with a population of 8.5 million, to launch a comprehensive composting program for homes, businesses, and schools. Why can’t Rhode Island, with 1.2 million people and more space for composting, do… Continue Reading →

San Francisco: Inside Fruitvale’s Urban Farm Emporium

Yolanda Burrell, founder of Pollinate Farm & Garden Supply. | Photo: Pollinate The facility, which opened five years ago, offers weekly classes in subjects like composting, vegetable growing, beekeeping, cheese making, planting with the seasons, and preserving food. By HoodlineABC7NewsFeb… Continue Reading →

Urban Agriculture Promotes Peace, Engages Community

Canticle Farm from Molly Leebove on Vimeo. Walking down the steps to the garden, I was greeted by groves of trees and growing strawberries, kale, chard, herbs and peppers. Surrounded by nature, I no longer felt as though I was… Continue Reading →

These Citizen-Regulators In Arkansas Defied Monsanto. Now They're Under Attack

In Arkansas, there is a kind of David vs. Goliath battle underway over a weedkiller. On one side, there is the giant Monsanto Company. On the other, a committee of 18 people, mostly farmers and small-business owners, that regulates the… Continue Reading →

Study: Low Income, Rural Areas Most Vulnerable to Drinking Water Violations

Low-income, rural areas are the most vulnerable to drinking water quality violations that could affect people’s health, according to a new nationwide study. Maura Allaire is the lead author of the study, and an assistant professor of urban policy and… Continue Reading →

Just How Natural Are 'Natural' Beauty Products? Legally, It's Hard to Tell.

Just how natural are your “natural” beauty products? It is difficult to say. Really difficult, actually. While it is undeniable that natural cosmetics and beauty goods are surging in popularity and profitability – as “consumers, increasingly wary of products that… Continue Reading →

48 Million Sickened Every Year by Cheap, Dirty Meat

If you live in the U.S., you’re far more likely to get hit with salmonella or some other foodborne illness, than if you live in the U.K. You can thank the factory farm industry for that. An investigation by the… Continue Reading →

U.S. Right to Know Sues CDC for Documents About Its Ties to Coca-Cola

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 21, 2018For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin (415) 944-7350 U.S. Right to Know sued the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today over CDC’s failure to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)… Continue Reading →

Two Simple Laws Could Solve America's Epidemic of Violence

Let's regulate gun ownership the same way we regulate car ownership. Two simple changes to U.S. law, both things based in other laws that we already know and like, could solve most of America’s gun violence problem: 1. Treat all… Continue Reading →

Overmedicating Our Elders

According to a survey conducted by Consumer Reports,1 you may be in the minority if you don't regularly take a prescription drug. In a sample of nearly 2,000 American adults, more than half regularly took prescription medications and the average… Continue Reading →

86 Percent of Teens Are Loaded With Gender-Bending Chemicals

Bisphenol-A (BPA) was first created by a Russian chemist in 1891, but wasn't used in the manufacture of products until the 1950s when it was used to produce resilient and often transparent plastics. Today, BPA is found in countless personal… Continue Reading →

New Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Heart and Brain Tumors

Mounting evidence suggests electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from cellphones can trigger abnormal cell growth and cancer.1,2 As early as 2011, the evidence was strong enough for the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the cancer research arm of the World… Continue Reading →

Monsanto Hits Avaaz with Subpoena for All Data from Glyphosate Campaigns

Global campaign movement Avaaz has been served with a 168-page subpoena demanding almost a decade’s worth of internal campaign communications and member data be turned over to Monsanto. Avaaz, with 46-million members around the world, has been part of the… Continue Reading →

Canada: CBC host, humorist Arthur Black CBC’s Arthur Black died yesterday

Black introduced and closed his show ‘Weird Homes’ at City Farmer’s Compost Garden Garden, circa 1998. By Katie DeRosaTimes ColonistFeb 22, 2018 Excerpt: Black was a three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for his books Pitch… Continue Reading →

Pearl farming in Hong Kong: enthusiasts restock oyster beds in city waters to revive a 1,000-year-old industry

David Wong (left) and Yan Wa-tat on their oyster raft. Picture: David Wong Fledgling marine industry seeking to profit from scientific methods and cutting-edge identification technology By Sarah LazarusSouth China Morning Post15 Feb 2018 Excerpt: David Wong Chun-kit carefully pushes… Continue Reading →

India: Rooftop gardening for greener cities

Shykh Seraj with Sheikh Al Ahmad Nahid at the latter’s rooftop garden in Chittagong. PHOTO: Hridoye Mati O Manush. Those who are building a new home can take advice from experts to make the roof suitable for small-scale agriculture. By… Continue Reading →

Farming Crops with Rocks to Reduce CO2 and Improve Global Food Security

Farming crops with crushed rocks could help to improve global food security and reduce the amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere, a new study has found. The pioneering research by scientists at the University of Sheffield together with international colleagues… Continue Reading →

Medical Board Ordered to Pay Millions for Harassment

Over the years, it's become increasingly evident that medical licensing boards are misusing their considerable power over doctors to impede free speech and maintain the status quo of the medical industry, which in large part is dictated by drug company… Continue Reading →

Food and Farm Policy Brings First-Time Candidates to the Campaign Trail

Around the country, resistance to the Trump administration’s policies have spurred a political awakening. These first-time candidates are running on food and farm policy platforms. The Trump presidency has been marked by tumult and confusion, but also a reinvigorated sense… Continue Reading →

All Eyes on Minnesota as State Readies Fight Against 3M in Water Pollution Trial

When Keith Rapp gets a drink from his kitchen, it's quite a process. The water comes in through a filter on the back of his refrigerator, then through another filter inside the fridge. From there, Rapp fills a Brita pitcher,… Continue Reading →

Patagonia Steps Up Environmental Activism With 'Dating Site' For Grassroots Projects

Things are so bad for the planet right now that it’s easy to get depressed about it, says Patagonia Inc. founder Yvon Chouinard. The cure for that depression, he says, is action. So he launched Patagonia Action Works, which Chouinard… Continue Reading →

Farming Crops with Rocks to Reduce CO2 and Improve Global Food Security

Farming crops with crushed rocks could help to improve global food security and reduce the amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere, a new study has found. The pioneering research by scientists at the University of Sheffield together with international colleagues… Continue Reading →

USA: Distribution Moving Towards Online Retailing

Every large food retailer in North America and Europe is now marketing organic foods under their private labels. The next spurt of growth is envisaged to come from mobile apps linked to delivery services. Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor) sees… Continue Reading →

Kimbal Musk — Elon's Brother — Predicts a Movement of Millennial Workers Fleeing Desk Jobs for Farms

After more than a decade working in tech, Kimbal Musk (brother of Elon) decided to lean into his true passion: local food. He now runs a chain of local food-focused restaurants called The Kitchen, as well as Big Green, a… Continue Reading →

Organic Farmers Write Letter to Secretary Perdue

On February 6, 2018, the Organic Farmers Association wrote and sent a letter to the Honorable Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, regarding the National Organic Program’s (NOP) statement that “Certification of hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic operations is allowed under… Continue Reading →

Is It 'Natural'? Consumers, and Lawyers, Want to Know

When products are labeled natural, the court challenges begin, raising questions about whether labeling is really misleading or simply fodder for a lawsuit. In recent years, one bright spot in an otherwise lackluster market for packaged foods, beverages and consumer… Continue Reading →

The Underground Farm Delivering Rare Herbs to New York’s Top Chefs

Farm Manager Tom Rubino harvests marigolds at Farm.one. ALL PHOTOS: SARAH BLESENER Bespoke greens and flowers are grown-to-order in Manhattan. By John WashingtonAtlas ObscuraFeb. 14, 2018 Excerpt: The sprouts and flowers are as recherché as they are delicious: nepitella, wood… Continue Reading →

Brooklyn urban nonprofit farm and food pantry faces closure

In December, the Jacksons started a GoFundMe site to save the farm. They’re hoping to raise $28,000 to maintain their various programs. By Dana ArschinFox 5Feb 14 2018 Excerpt: It may look like your typical community garden, but a mini… Continue Reading →

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