December 6th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
The demand for local food is exceeding the infrastructure says a new report from the USDA’s Economic Research Service, titled Direct and Intermediated Marketing of Local Foods in the United States.
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November 4th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
As the November 3rd General Assembly at Occupy Los Angeles drifted into its third hour, a decision had still not yet been reached on whether or not to remove eight vegetable planters that threatened Occupiers from making it through their 34th night at City Hall.
Read More:Lettuce Grow! LAPD and Occupy LA Face-Off Over Organic Vegetables
February 16th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Returning veterans unsure about their future may find themselves bunkered down in compost and soil. Programs like Combat Boots to Cowboy Boots, a new program for veterans at the University of Nebraska’s College of Technical Agriculture, offer soldiers—including wounded veterans—a six-week introductory farming training program.
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