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This indoor smart garden is like a 'Nespresso' for gardeners

A Vancouver-based startup, AVA Technologies Inc., announced Tuesday that it has developed the first indoor smart garden, which uses artificial intelligence to grow food.<p>“We are making this an actual ‘smart’ garden. You can connect it to the Internet to record time lapses through an HD camera and it …

10 Amazing Organic Farms That Double As Family-Friendly Bed And Breakfasts

The best organic farmstays with bed and breakfasts for families with young kids.<p>Kids often get the chance to have educational experiences, but what …

Organic Gardening

The Grand Taste Tour pairs farms and locally sourced dinner for day-long events

The perceived romance of farming continues to draw city folk to clamber aboard buses and head out for a day in the country. In response to this …

Backyard chickens give Morinville family fresh take on healthy food

'It is really important to us to teach our children about healthy eating,' mother says<p>Jill Ladouceur and her family are looking forward to all the …

Global diet and farming methods 'must change for environment's sake'

Reducing meat consumption and using more efficient farming methods globally are essential to stave off irreversible damage to the environmental, a …

As online options grow, Howard farmers markets continue to attract shoppers

Kate St. John sat alone at a table in the Wine Bin parking lot on a balmy Saturday afternoon, watching her boyfriend sing to wandering customers at …

Farmers Market

5 Insanely Cute Videos of Baby Goats Meeting Other Animals

It’s #GoatWeek here at <i>Modern Farmer</i>, so we did the grueling work of selecting some of the cutest videos of baby goat interacting with other animals …

Farming

TALK POINT: Is it time to revisit the culture of farm loan waivers, minimum support prices and take on this “moral hazard”?

<b>As Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra write off farmers’ loans and Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab struggle to tackle fresh demands for debt</b> …

India

'No better than a peasant': Labrador farmer frustrated by provincial regulations

Frank Pye is frustrated after 30 years of fighting to reform farming regulations in Labrador.<p>He and his wife Joyce Pye founded Grand River Farm in …

Delayed, but still delicious: Local produce starting to appear on store shelves

Against the odds — including a harsh winter, a cold spring and a series of damaging storms — locally grown fruits and vegetables are beginning to …

Here are 10 places where you can do yoga with goats

You don’t have to know the difference between downward dog and tree pose to fall in love with this hot new trend. Doing yoga with goats is way more …

Yoga

Kamloops dairy farm will rebuild after devastating fire

A dairy farming family says it will rebuild after its main production facility was destroyed in a fire that started late Wednesday night at the …

Forestry

‘Lawn Island Farms’ Offers Sustainability, Local Produce In Your Front Yard

<b>BAY SHORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)</b> — The growing farm to table movement promotes local foods and products in restaurants.<p>On Long Island, there is now a …

Farming

West Middlewick Farm

In springtime in our family, we always have the same old argument: where should we go on our summer holiday (I know, I know — we should have booked it months ago). Every year I make the same suggestion, and every year I’m shouted down. ‘Let’s go back to West Middlewick Farm,’ I say, more in hope …

Farming

The Future of Farming May Not Involve Dirt or Sun | Inc.com

Farming uses copious amounts of water--70 percent of all freshwater consumed is used for agriculture, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, only about half of which can be recycled after using. It also requires huge swaths of land and, of course, just the right amount of sun.<p>AeroFarms thinks it …

Aquaponics

No kidding: Wheat Ridge’s landscaping crew is a pack of goats. And the community loves it.

It was only slightly unusual when Suzanne Ellenbogen got an email from her friend asking for some help transporting goats. It was much more unusual …

Goats

City Council makes it easier to plant urban farms in LA

Property owners can save on taxes if they lease their land to growers<p>Los Angeles may not be known for its agriculture (these days), but a new program could change that—encouraging the growth of fresh produce on vacant lots around the city.<p>The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved …

Now you can get La Farm’s bread at new downtown Cary location

La Farm Bakery is opening its new production facility in downtown Cary on Thursday, giving the popular bakery more space to make its hand-shaped …

A Depressing Number of Americans Believe Brown Cows Produce Chocolate Milk

How now, brown cows?<p>A survey commissioned by the National Dairy Council has learned that a whopping 7% of Americans believe that chocolate-flavored milk comes from chocolate-colored cows. And no, they didn't ask this of American children—the respondents were 100% adults.<p>As the <i>Washington Post</i> points …

Carnation Farms, namesake of a town and a worldwide milk brand, welcomes visitors again

The future of Carnation Farms is getting closer to its past, reopening as a nonprofit working farm and educational center open to the public. But the …

Nonprofits

This vegetarian beef farmer has done a heartwarming 360° with his herd

What a big decision!<p>Few things seem more oxymoronic than a vegetarian beef farmer. Nevertheless, that's exactly what 59-year-old Jay Wilde has been …

Farming

A surprising number of American adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows

Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey …

7 Questions You Should Be Asking at the Farmers' Market

One Gun Ranch's Alice Bamford on how to get the most out of your next greenmarket run.<p>Shopping at your local farmers’ market is one giant leap toward better health for you and the environment—but if you’re not talking to the people behind the produce, you could be missing out on some serious …

Agriculture

Photographic Proof That Goats Love Standing on Things

Whether it’s a hippo, motorcycle, or another goat, goats love, love, love to climb on whatever happens to be at hand, or hoof, rather.It may hark …

Farming

Beyond Goat Yoga: 5 Activities That Pair Humans with Goats (Like Goat-Karting!)

By now you’ve probably heard about goat yoga—where you practice yoga while goats hang out and maybe even hop on your back—a phenomenon that’s …

Yoga

EZ Farm

<i>“For that farmer who is investing in this solution, he is now able to see better quality produce and then more produce”</i><p>—Dr. Kala Flemming, IBM …

Willie Nelson Announces Lineup for Farm Aid 2017

Willie Nelson's annual Farm Aid concert is back, and the lineup is stacked with top musical talent.<p>Set for Sept. 16 at KeyBank Pavilion in …

West Loop restaurant relies on single farm for ingredients

Most of Chicago's top-tier restaurants work with a series of local farmers, but a new restaurant in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood is cooking at a …

Farming

Poultry Farmers Brood Over Slowdown in Breeding

Percentage of eggs hatching broiler chickens in first five months of year fell to its lowest level in a decade<p>The U.S. meat industry is striving to crack a conundrum: Why fewer eggs are hatching chicks.<p>Over the first five months of the year, the percentage of eggs hatching broiler chickens, raised …

Agriculture