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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...

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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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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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Just like many species around the globe will have to adapt to the changing climate and altering ecosystems, humans too must respond accordingly to the dynamic conditions of our planet. One aspect of the climate...

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Sometimes I feel like my life has been that of a story book. I have traveled near and far – up mountains and down rivers. It might have been Rachel Carson that set the love...

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A carbon footprint can be described as the total amount of greenhouse gases that are produced to support human activities. When measuring a carbon footprint for an individual or community, it’s usually expressed as the number...

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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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In my previous article, I mentioned the importance of food sovereignty and knowing your impact on the food industry. Consumers have a choice to make when it comes to food, but what’s healthy and what’s...

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Given that cities make up about 80% of the world’s energy consumption and are expected to harbor as much as 60% of the global population by 2025, the mission of environmental sustainability and improved energy...

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More and more urban centers are being designed and developed to include green spaces, integrated vegetation, and solutions for urban agriculture. Though there are an abundance of long-term benefits that result from the implementation of...

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