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Berkeley, CA Restaurateur Gets Into Recirculating Farms

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Keba Konte of the Guerilla Cafe in Berkeley, California and business partner Eric Maundu are growing fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs through aquaponics – raising fish and plants together in one closed loop, recirculating system – in urban Oakland, CA. Their hope is to provide truly local, sustainable food for the Guerilla Cafe, and beyond. […]

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“Urban Food Lab” Showcases Recirculating Farming in Philly, PA

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The Partnership of Philadelphia PA, is a Community Development Corporation dedicated to addressing affordable housing and economic development in West and Southwest Philadelphia. For Earth Day, The Partnership is hosting an open house at its new high tech Urban Food Lab to show off an indoor aquaponics system – growing plants and fish together. The […]

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Recirculating Farm Gurus Nelson & Pade Get Visit from Government

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Nelson and Pade, Inc., a Wisconsin company specializing in aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture, which are forms of recirculating farming, was honored to host a visit from Ben Brancel, Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Joan Ballweg, Wisconsin State Representative 41st Assembly District, on March 29, 2012.  Company owners, Rebecca Nelson and John […]

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CT Deli Has Recirculating Farm!

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The Arc Eatery in Meriden, Connecticut has a new recirculating farm, growing vegetables and fish using aquaponics! Adding a recirculating farm to supply fresh local food makes this already unique restaurant even more interesting. For the past four years, the Eatery has been a successful deli and catering service (see their daily menu here), run […]

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University of WI Offers Recirculating Farming Class!

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The University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point (UWSP) in partnership with Nelson and Pade, a Wisconsin-based company specializing in aquaponic systems and training, is now offering a 3-credit, full semester course in aquaponics. Aquaponic growing is a type of recirculating farming method that combines other types of recirculating farming techniques – aquaculture (raising fish)  and hydroponics (growing […]

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Recirculating Farms Grow in New Orleans!

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Doug Jacobs moved to New Orleans from Colorado to attend Tulane University, and the people and sense of community there made an impact on him. Also, the need for affordable, fresh food was so apparent, it prompted him to start planning creation of recirculating farm projects around the city. With business development support from Tulane’s […]

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BrightFarms is Hiring Recirculating Farmers!

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BrightFarms, a New York-based company, is hiring growers to operate state-of-the-art greenhouses on site at supermarkets starting in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. ….and they want you to share in ownership and management of these new green businesses! Brightfarms is building a network of growers to supply supermarkets with locally-grown produce including lettuce, tomatoes, and herbs. The […]

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TEDx Manhattan – Changing the Way We Eat

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Recirculating Farms Coalition executive director, Marianne Cufone, gave a presentation at the TEDx Manhattan conference on January 21, 2012. The theme was “Changing The Way We Eat.” Marianne told conference viewers about everything recirculating farms, what they are and why they can be a part of rebuilding a healthy, sustainable food culture. Recirculating farms include […]