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Urban Farming

Cultivate, educate, and serve the community; these are the main goals of urban agriculture. Whether you have a green roof, are just growing in a small space, or are part of a co-op, urban food initiatives solutions can provide you and your community with providing local, healthy, and sustainable food options. Demand Towards Sustainable Food...

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Food independence has grown more popular in the past few years as climate change and marginal land use have become more of a political and social issue. We are running out of land, topsoil, and water to sustain the large-scale agriculture that we have practiced for generations. As global water scarcity and water pollution increase,...

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Most people don’t think of things like dirt on a daily basis. But the truth is, dirt – more specifically, soil – is tied closely to the health of your food, the health of the environment, and the health of your pocketbook. Below you’ll find these three great reasons explained in detail. 1. It Boosts Your Soil’s Vitality...

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Do you enjoy eating fresh vegetables from a garden? Do you live in an area where you don’t have room for a garden of your own? Well, in many areas that’s no longer a problem. People from around the country are taking part in a recently trending movement, supporting local farms through agriculture programs called Community...

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Scallops are sweet, delicate, meaty, and take only minutes to cook – not to mention they’re a seafood sustainability item. Unless you know how to buy and cook scallops, you probably eat them when you celebrate that special occasion at a restaurant. Scallops cost a little more than other protein choices. If you buy the wrong...

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Born in the forests of an ancient world, Moringa olifera, also known as the Moringa tree, has developed a privileged reputation, its leaf serving as one of the most nutritious and versatile herbs known to modern man. Its easy growing characteristics, abundance of essential nutrients, and practical benefits serve as something of a miracle. Below is...

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Similar to the Farm to School Program, the From Seed to Table Program (FStT) helps bring food from farms to local urban systems. However, this program has not yet been utilized in the United States, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a success if implemented. The program initially began as a three-year program, implemented...

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What’s a Legume? Legumes are an extremely popular crop for farmers and consumers, but most do not know the agricultural and environmental benefits of using them during crop rotations. Some grain legumes – such as soybeans, peanuts, pecans, and other notable beans and nuts – are cultivated for their seeds and used for food consumption, oil production,...

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Instability in the global food system is becoming more prevalent as we expand onto marginal lands in an effort to feed the Earth’s people. The problems facing agriculture and water resources are very serious; we’re currently wasting huge amounts of water within our large-scale and agribusiness-dominated farming practices. In order to keep up with agricultural demand,...

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Over the past few years we’ve learned much about starting a small-scale farm. It’s a constant learning curve that surprises us at every turn and leaves us amazed at how rewarding it can really be to grow your own food. Apart from growing a variety of fruits and vegetables, we take pride in raising all kinds...

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