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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....

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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...

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People often believe that even if they reduce their energy use and attempt to live a greener lifestyle, they won’t make a difference in a sea of over-consuming citizens. I believe this logic is detrimental...

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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,...

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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...

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Portland has seen some of the fastest population growth in the last few years, yet it still remains one of the greenest cities in the nation. In fact, Portland is a Pacific Northwest sustainability pioneer....

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Six months ago my girlfriend, Jody and I were in a tight spot. We’d been leasing a farm and doing well for our first season, raising animals and growing what we could by learning along...

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American Forests defines an urban forest as an “ecosystem composed of trees and other vegetation that provides cities and municipalities with environmental, economic and social benefits. An urban forest includes street and yard trees, vegetation within...

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Universities are important partners in the advancement of the field of sustainability. Not only do universities conduct, fund, and collaborate on environmental research, but they also generate the support in building awareness around these important...

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The restaurant industry has for amassing waste and having an overall negative environmental impact through food distribution and consumption. However, in the face of these challenges as well as pressure from a growing number of...

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