Misc.

Cities IN the Water?

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Recently, Salon.com published an article entitled “the city that floats.” This piece explained that many cities, like London, are beginning to design INTO nearby bodies of water. The article affirms that with limited space and a greater demand for “more elbow room”, cities have begun “to hike up their trousers and wade into their waterways.” […]

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Giving A Gift of Recirculating Farming: A New Greenhouse Classroom

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Recirculating Farms Coalition member, Boswyck Farms, is working with Ecostation: NY to create a greenhouse classroom for New York high schoolers. The Bushwick Campus, a collection of schools that replaced the old Bushwick High, is getting a new hands-on innovative indoor farm. This will allow year-round farming education programs as part of their standard curriculum. […]

Fish

Holidays, Recipes and Recirculating Farms

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Holidays often evoke images of gathering with family and friends, and cooking and eating fun, delicious food. Two weeks back, we discussed the incredible variety of food and plants that come from recirculating farms.  So why not include them in your holiday plans? These farms produce some of our favorite vegetables – like peppers and […]

Organizational

Giving THANKS to all of you!

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The Recirculating Farms Coalition is very thankful for all the support, enthusiasm and input from all our friends and partners working toward a healthier future for ourselves and our planet. Thank YOU for everything you do! Thanksgiving is a traditional holiday that reminds us to be thankful for everything we enjoy in our lives. Historically, […]

Farm basics

A Farm In The City?

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Ever see a farm in the middle of New York City? You can, right now, on fire escapes, balconies, rooftops and in community gardens. Recirculating farms are popping up everywhere in urban environments! We know farming in the city sounds contradictory, but with people becoming more aware of a connection between good food and good […]

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A Fish (well, actually many) Grows in Brooklyn?

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Recirculating farms are popping up all over the U.S. Do you know about any in your community? If so, please tell us! We are putting together a map of recirculating farms so people can find them and be able to get their products more easily. Some colleges are now teaching recirculating farming.  At CUNY’s Brooklyn […]

Farm basics

Growing Local Food in Recirculating Farms

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With increasing fuel costs, concerns about climate change and a demand for fresher food, the notion of eating local – trying to buy and eat food grown nearby – is gaining in popularity each day. And recirculating farms are helping to push this movement forward! While many families, schools and restaurants are turning to farmers […]