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Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, founders of new organization The Food Tank, share their ideas for improving the global food system in 2013 and beyond.
When the fall and winter seasons hit, green thumbs tend to go into hibernation. But if you feel that horticultural itch year round, you have options beyond the basic perennials’ upkeep: You can grow vegetables.
I’ve never done very well with the whole “Wordless Wednesday” thing – guess I just have too much to say! But it’s always good to just shut up and enjoy sometimes…
Wouldn’t it be great to know if a piece of fruit was overripe or otherwise lacking in quality before you bit into it? You may soon be able to test it with your smart phone before buying it.
This year I have a 2012 goal. 2012 is the year I stare down my teeny-tiny city suburban apartment, my lawn of pavement and I say “Take that! I WILL garden if it’s the last thing I do.”
Most public health and nutrition experts would say that it would be better if Americans ate even more fruit and vegetables than they do because of their value in addressing obesity, cancer and other health concerns. How does that goal reconcile with these recent supply statistics?
Can small scale, urban farming feed the world… or even provide a significant portion of the food needed for local residents? I don’t know… I do know you’ll find different perspectives on that question right here on the pages of sustainablog. Regardless, urban agriculture does create a number of benefits, particularly in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods: […]
Many responsible consumers would like to be able to buy fruits and vegetables that have been raised in a sustainable manner, and many retail and food service entities want to be able to respond to that demand. There are multiple existing and in-process efforts to define “Sustainability” for the specialty crops that make up […]
It’s an experience many of us relish– taking a weekend stroll through the colors, sounds, and smells of a local farmers market and then choosing fresh items to take back to our homes, as well crafts, or maybe a cd from a local band. We know that the food will eventually fill our stomachs contently, […]
Just over a year ago, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Roxanne Christensen, co-founder and President of the Institute for Innovations in Local Farming. The Institute promotes Small Plot Intensive (SPIN) farming techniques first codified by Wally Satzewich, a farmer from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The idea behind SPIN farming is to give step-by-step instructions for […]