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RFC and FSA Offer Farmer Support Workshops

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  RFC is very excited to be partnering with USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and various other groups, including the National Young Farmers Coalition and SCORE, to offer growers information and training in how to search and apply for FSA support programs and loans. The series of workshops will run through February 2018. See RFC’s […]

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NEW – Farmer Information Sessions!

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Recirculating Farms Coalition in cooperation with the USDA Farm Service Agency is hosting a series of outreach and discussion sessions for farmers in New Orleans, Louisiana and beyond. We are planning to have classes throughout the summer on topics that will provide training and information on how to participate in various federal farm/farmer support programs, […]

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Urban Farmer Trainings in NOLA!

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What a great weekend we had June 12 -14! We hosted the first in a series of intensive urban farmer “market” trainings for new and beginning growers. In a combination of classroom-type presentations and discussions and on-the-farm real activities, 38 excited participants learned the basics of growing food, sustainable urban style. We kicked the weekend […]

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Raising Urban Chickens!

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Our most recent workshop in our Summer “Grow Mo’, Bettah” series in partnership with the New Orleans Food and Farm Network was about raising urban chickens! Dozens of people flocked (pun intended) to our Growing Local NOLA public campus to learn from Louisiana Master Gardener, Horticulturist and urban farming guru Ica Crawford. She discussed caring […]

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Summer School is hot hot hot!

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It’s full on summer in New Orleans and our Growing Local NOLA food and farm center is starting to really heat up with all the public classes we’ve been offering. Last night, we hosted a natural pest and disease management seminar. It was a perfect evening, complete with a lovely breeze and some fluffy white […]

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Growing Local NOLA Farm to Table Cooking Demo

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Exciting things happening at our Growling Local NOLA campus in Central City New Orleans! As our contribution to the annual NOLA Locavores Eat Local Challenge – we hosted an “all local” farm to table cooking demonstration. We had more than 50 people in attendance trying out our fresh and delicious recipes with ingredients from all […]

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Farm to School in Louisiana!

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It’s no secret that farm to school programs are literally growing all around the U.S., giving students hands-on opportunities to learn about fresh food, science, farming, the environment and so much more. We here at RFC have been working, especially in Louisiana, on promoting farm to school activities. Today, we are very excited that a […]

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Growing at Growing Local

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  WOW! What an amazing Saturday we had. It was a mostly sunny, slightly cloudy, warm and breezy day in New Orleans, just perfect for us to host our very first event at our new Growing Local NOLA food and farm center site! We held a “planting your spring garden” workshop. It was focused on […]

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Steve Earle in NOLA – with a message on GMOs (and more)

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Several of us were lucky enough to get tickets to see the amazing Steve Earle along with his unbelievably talented band tonight at the recently restored Civic Theatre in New Orleans. True to form, they rocked the house for several hours, playing numerous guitars and a wide range of other instruments, through a three plus […]

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A School of Fish!

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In college as well as K-12 grade, aquaponics is making its way to the classroom. This was the focal point of a conference at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where speakers from around the country explored how recirculating farms can both provide fresh, healthy food for local cafeterias, and be a prominent program of study […]