Farming

Farm to School Program Saves Big Bucks, Slashes Carbon Footprint at 100 Oakland Schools

By Melissa HellmannWhen her eldest son was in elementary school in the Oakland Unified School District, Ruth Woodruff became alarmed by the meals he …

Education

WATCH: Veteran turns to farming life to cope with 13 years of “killing people”

PBS' Independent Lens documents how a career soldier with PTSD makes a transition to running a family farm<p>Alex Sutton served three tours of combat duty with the U.S. Army in Iraq. By his account he was “the perfect soldier,” determined to carry out any mission regardless of the personal cost. But …

Lifestyle

Report reveals scale of food bank use in the UK

Project by Independent Food Aid Network finds at least 2,000 food banks giving out parcels, with demand continuing to grow<p>There are at least 2,000 food banks operating in the UK, giving out emergency food parcels on a weekly basis to people in hardship, according to research that shines fresh light …

Food Bank

Ontario farmers have become badgers’ unlikely friends: The New Farm

Ontario’s 200 endangered badgers are hanging on by a thread. And their habitat — perhaps even their future — depends a great deal on farmers.<p>Badgers …

Canadian News

Program to give Maine's veterans a chance to learn farming

A program designed to help military veterans learn farming skills is coming to Maine this summer.<p>The National Center for Appropriate Technology and …

Agriculture

The AgroBox uses hydroponics to grow produce in shipping containers

L3<p>The L3 (Living Learning Lab) is a modular STE(Ag)M classroom designed to allow students to experiment, fail and succeed. From botany to controls …

Agriculture

Capital Voices: 'They just want to be milked and fed, and they don’t give you sass'

<i>In anticipation of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations, the Citizen’s Bruce Deachman has been out in search of Ottawans — 150 of them — to learn</i> …

Canadian News

Wrangler, Alabama farm family working on sustainability

An Alabama farming family is teaming up with blue jean manufacturer Wrangler to making cotton more sustainable.<p>The Newby family of north Alabama is …

Agriculture

B.C. small farms are booming, despite fickle buyers and extreme weather

‘If you plant five acres of pumpkins and nobody wants pumpkins, you’re hooped’ says farmer<p>High winds slammed a tree into Paul Dumais' chicken coop …

Farmers' Markets

Hairy Bikers urge government to encourage people to grow their own food to curb use of food banks

The Hairy Bikers believe there would be less need for food banks if the government encouraged people to grow their own produce and sell it locally …

The future of farming: Local, high-tech -- and indoors

Growing food in warehouses rather than fields? That's exactly what Bowery Farms is doing in their facility.

Agriculture

The urban farmers battling Bangalore’s concrete jungle

<b>How do you farm surrounded by concrete and millions of people? What does urban sprawl mean for food safety and supply? Students from the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism report from Bangalore in southern India.</b><p>In Ramagondanahalli village, Muniraju Hanumanthappa bends …

Urban Agriculture

The Story Behind An Oregon Pinot Noir Made By An Iranian Immigrant

Immigrants from Europe’s famed wine regions deserve much, if not most, of the credit for America’s success in wine production. They provided the expertise in winemaking that our young nation lacked. Today, in Oregon you’ll find yet another immigrant making delicious wine, but this individual hails …

I Don't Want To

Vertical Farms Are Green—and Growing

“Vertical farming means growing crops indoors in stacked beds. “This is a new way of farming, and it’s really redefining how we can bring local …

Agriculture

Scotiabank workers give back

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017On May 21, as part of United Way T&T’s National Day of Caring, Scotiabank T&T Limited embarked on four projects …

Ecosystems

Startups Are Leading The Way to Food Being Grown Closer to Home

“Now more startups and city authorities are finding ways to grow food closer to home. High-tech “vertical farms” are sprouting inside warehouses and …

Agriculture

Iowa farm teaches adults with autism life lessons

The Homestead farm is governed by a set of distinct ecosystems.<p>Like many other acreages across Iowa, the symbiotic relationships between soil, …

Autism

8 Startups Crafting the Future of Urban Agriculture

<i>With a busy week behind you and the weekend within reach, there’s no shame in taking things a bit easy on Friday afternoon. With this in mind, every</i> …

Urban Agriculture

China subverts pollution with contained vertical farms - and boosts yield

Around one fifth of arable land in China is contaminated with levels of toxins greater than government standards, according to 2014 data. That’s …

Agriculture

Why Do Indy 500 Winners Get A Big Bottle Of Milk?

Each year, the winner of the biggest motorsports race in the US, the Indy 500, receives a ceremonial bottle of milk. It's pretty weird. So why does …

Motorsport

Speculators target B.C. farmland after foreign buyer tax introduced for residences

Sales of farmland in B.C. surged and prices jumped immediately after the provincial government announced a foreign buyer tax on residential land in …

Real Estate

How To Teach Kids Where Their Food Comes From

Five ways to show children that food doesn't grow on shelves.<p>The further our world advances technologically, the further we move away from truly understanding where our food comes from. That disconnect between farm and fork has widened with each generation; everything we need for our meals is …

Kids

Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: The Future of the Food Maker Movement

<i>From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe, Edible Innovations profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in the industry from a maker perspective. Chiara</i> …

Maker Faire

Strawberries are being grown underground and vegetables watered by robots – but isn’t it all a bit too perfect?

This weekend’s warm weather will see sales of strawberries soar. Like asparagus, they are quintessential British seasonal delights. But to satisfy …

Agriculture

Bowery Reinvents Farming for Urban Landscapes

Agriculture is one of the oldest industries out there. But businesses are still finding new ways to update this industry in order to get fresh …

Agriculture

New Markets to Ease South Dallas Food Desert

<b>Two announcements this week could help dry up the food desert in South Dallas.</b><p>On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council voted to give Bonton Farms a …

Agriculture

$500 million opium farm found in North Carolina | News | DW | 27.05.2017

Police found the massive operation while investigating another claim. The only other opium farm found in the US this year was in California.<p>North …

World News

The Farm of the Future Is Portable

Alesca Life’s shipping container farm is a green haven in central Beijing. Could this be the way to grow safer food to feed China’s increasing …

Agriculture

These High-Tech Sensors Track Exactly How Fresh Our Produce Is So We Stop Wasting Food

We throw out over 30% of food because it goes bad before it’s supposed to. A data-driven tracking technology from Zest Fresh is ensuring food stays fresh in transit–to cut down the amount we waste.<p>How often have you gone to a grocery store, picked out what seems to be a fresh pint of blueberries, …

Agriculture

Sustainable Indoor Farm Aims To Grow The Most Delicious Produce

A San Francisco startup is creating an indoor vertical farm that aspires to produce crops more efficiently and sustainably than traditional farms

Agriculture