User: flenvcenter Topic: Food-Independent
Category: Food Production :: Gardens
Last updated: Nov 12 2019 19:34 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How indoor ag is growing a resilient food revolution 12.11.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's not just about growing more food and using fewer inputs. It's also about creating local, adaptive food systems that can withstand the effects of climate change.
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4 reasons why urban landscapes are a linchpin for climate resilience 12.9.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Properly designed and managed using sustainable landscape strategies, outdoor areas can help communities significantly.
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How urban agriculture could improve food security in U.S. cities 22.2.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Cuba offers interesting lessons for how to develop urban agriculture, including government-allocated land and agroecological methods that deliver high yields and diverse crops in small spaces.
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How can the supply of community-shared solar meet the demand? 14.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
Setting up neighborhood projects can be difficult — but innovative financing models can help push them through.
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Green buildings boost health, productivity and value for investors 27.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Plus, savvy companies can use them as a recruitment tool.
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Why Sysco chose a new recipe for its first off-site clean energy deal 19.7.2018 GreenBiz.com
Its contract with NRG Energy reconsiders the ingredients for a power purchase agreement.
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The case for pursuing clean energy through systems thinking 22.6.2018 GreenBiz.com
The executive director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens reflects on how this approach has helped his organization reduce CO2 emissions twice as much and twice as fast as the Paris Agreement.
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Here's how Paris is building the eco-community of the future 20.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The Clichy-Batignolles eco-district aims to set a new standard in sustainable urban design.
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Social enterprise improves food security in Garden Hill First Nation 15.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Marina Puzyreva Food insecurity is a pressing problem for thousands of Indigenous people living in remote reserves in the North of Manitoba. The new CCPA Manitoba report Harnessing the Potential of Social Enterprise in Garden Hill First Nation explores in-depth the themes around food insecurity: people's incomes and spending on food, health issues related to food consumption and traditional food culture. It also suggests ways to increase food accessibility and affordability through local efforts and appropriate public policies. Although the study is community specific, it echoes many problems faced by other northern communities. Garden Hill First Nation (GHFN) is a remote community located 610 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Similar to many northern communities, in GHFN the history of colonialism, assimilation and the legacy of residential schools have shaped the egregious conditions of poverty that many on-reserve residents struggle with every day: notably high rates of unemployment, a ...
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The Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is Bad News for the Planet 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Two new studies from Europe  have found that the number of farm birds in France has crashed by a third in just 15 years, with some species being almost eradicated. The collapse in the bird population  mirrors the discovery last October  that over three quarters of all flying insects in Germany have vanished in just three decades. Insects are the staple food source of birds, the pollinators of fruits, and the aerators of the soil. The chief suspect in this mass extinction is the aggressive use of neonicotinoid pesticides,  particularly imidacloprid and clothianidin, both made by German-based chemical giant Bayer . These pesticides,  along with toxic glyphosate herbicides (Roundup) , have delivered a one-two punch against Monarch butterflies, honeybees and birds. But rather than banning these toxic chemicals, on March 21st  the EU approved  the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto, the US agribusiness giant producing Roundup and the genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity ...
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What's your foodprint? A guide to sustainable eating 24.1.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Food & Health I learned a lot of lessons growing up in southern Saskatchewan -- and most were related to using resources respectfully, eating healthy, and producing and buying food responsibly. I didn't realize it at the time (and the debates about climate change and carbon emissions were a few decades off for sure when I was a kid) but I was learning to live sustainably, before the word became trendy. I can still remember the long rows of potatoes we dreaded planting each spring, weeding throughout the hot Prairie summer, and harvesting in the sometimes really cold days of early fall. And I still remember my dad dropping off a few extra bags to appreciative families who didn't have a garden and were a bit down on their luck. While my mother never canned fruits or vegetables, I remember some of my aunts canning as much fresh produce as they possibly could, given the room they had on the shelf. What we eat definitely has climate impact but there is often more than meets the eye when you start calculating ...
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In Montana, houses are replacing farmland 15.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Can lessons from Vermont keep local agriculture alive?
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Our green resolutions 11.1.2018 Planet Ark News
There's always more ways to be green. The team at Planet Ark share their environmental goals for 2018 and how we plan to stick to them.
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Automated hydroponic gardens help you grow fresh produce indoor year-round 5.1.2018 TreeHugger
Grow some of your own greens, veggies, and herbs indoors with one of these automated hydroponic growing systems.
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Urban-like post-disaster rural housing incorporates rooftop gardens 28.12.2017 TreeHugger
This reconstruction scheme in China encourages resilience and self-sufficiency.
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Polar Permaculture grows fresh food in one of the coldest, darkest regions on Earth (Video) 22.12.2017 TreeHugger
Looking to reduce waste, increase local food security and create a "circular economy," this permaculture project is growing food in the Arctic.
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Australia's largest Residential Timber Building is an Affordable Housing Project 4.12.2017 Planet Ark News
An affordable housing development made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) has opened in Campbelltown, making it the largest residential engineered timber building in Australia and the first in NSW, according to community housing provider BlueCHP.
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High-profile Alberta horticulturalist Jim Hole does his bit to make cannabis cultivation respectable 1.12.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga O Cannabis! Even a couple of city councillors showed up Wednesday morning for horticulturist Jim Hole's news conference at Hole's Greenhouses and Gardens here in the Botanic City, as the Edmonton-area bedroom suburb of St. Albert styles itself. You can't get much more respectable than that, now, can you? The newser didn't actually seem to be about much that we hadn't already been told , though. Hole, co-owner of the venerable family greenhouse business, answered a few questions from reporters and showed off a home pot-growing set-up he'll soon be selling. Disappointingly, the tent-like structure housed only a couple of azaleas, pot not being quite legal yet hereabouts, despite the third reading given Bill C-45 , the Cannabis Act, in the House of Commons Tuesday. Hole will be director of cultivation for Edmonton-based Atlas Growers Ltd., the privately held corporation that is building a large legal medical and recreational marijuana growing facility in nearby Lac Ste. Anne County. The ...
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Photo: Darner dragonfly clasps a bristled branch 10.11.2017 TreeHugger
Our photo of the day comes from a native garden oasis in Los Angeles.
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How an ancient potato helped people survive climate shifts 30.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Utah-area tribes explain the continuing relevance of North America’s oldest spud.
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