Listen to Lee Mandell of Boswyck Farms in Bushwick (Brooklyn) NY talk about hydroponic growing, and his work with soup kitchens, food pantries and schools.
On the radio, in written news, and during friendly conversations, – the main word on the street is “jobs”. Our unemployment rate continues to be a familiar and upsetting headline, though politicians have put job creation at the top of their agendas. Rather than wait for Washington DC to come up with a fix – […]
Many people all over the world are beginning to adopt new ways to grow healthy, fresh food – recirculating farms. These farms are eco-friendy: they can rely on renewable energy, like solar or wind power, reuse up to 99% of water used (check out our fact sheet on water usage), and repurpose the minimal waste […]
Recirculating farms are a socially responsible farming method and business: they support the use of renewable energy, recycle water and waste, and provide local food, (and can do it without chemical pesticides). They also can create green jobs. This week, two articles highlight how these farms are not only increasingly supplying restaurants and grocery stores […]
“Is this fish farmed or wild?” That is a question often posed to markets and restaurants by savvy consumers hoping to make a more informed choice about which fish to eat. But is this question still very helpful now that there are various types of fish farming? Many folks in the U.S. have a negative […]
Cabbage Hill Farm Foundation in Mount Kisco New York is a multi-use non-profit farm. One of its main attractions is an aquaponic green house that grows a variety of herbs, vegetables, plants and fin fish like trout and tilapia.
There is a lot of talk these days about “natural” “whole” foods and “sustainable” “green” businesses. Eating local and thinking global has become trendy, but these are also important concepts if we hope to make healthy choices for ourselves and our planet. Putting all these thoughts together may seem daunting, but over the last 30 […]
Welcome to recirculatingfarms.org, the website of the Recirculating Farms Coalition. We are very excited about launching this new organization to support growth of recirculating farms in the U.S., and hopefully someday around the world. What is a recirculating farm? Learn more here. We look forward to serving the recirculating farming community as a means to connect farmers […]
This is a podcast interview with Will Allen of Growing Power in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when he visited Brooklyn, New York this summer. Mr. Allen is known nationwide for his work in urban farming. This podcast was originally published on the Ecocentric Blog, hosted by one of our partner organizations. Check out the first podcast in […]