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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 […]

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From Out of The Blue – Green Farming!

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We are very excited to announce the release of our brand new report – From Out of the Blue – Green Farming. It explains what recirculating farming is, how it is growing in popularity and why these farms are key in providing healthy, fresh, affordable food in the U.S. and beyond. In it, there are […]

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A Special Hydroponic Garden – on a bus!

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“Meals on wheels” is taking on a whole new meaning now in Reno, Nevada, where local non-profit Urban Roots partnered with the Desert Research Institute to launch “BussAqua” —a hydroponic garden inside an old school bus. The bus hosts tomato plants year-round, and is a tool to teach children all about farming, fresh food, and […]

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New and Beginning Farmers Workshop

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In September, we announced that we’d be hosting a training program for new and beginning urban farmers in partnership with the New Orleans Food and Farm Network (NOFFN). Together with NOFFN, we held our first workshop in NOLA  – and it was a fabulous weekend! We learned there are a lot of folks out there […]

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Our Ocean Needs You!

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Help protect the waters, wildlife and people of the Gulf of Mexico and the rest of our oceans too! The Gulf of Mexico has been battered by hurricanes, covered in oil and then sprayed above and below with chemicals in an effort to mask the terrible effects of the spill. Now, the Gulf faces another […]

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Open Letter to California

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The following is a letter from Adam Jorge to his home state of California about water use and recirculating farms: When people think of California, most envision sunny beaches, surfing, skiing, and those famous “Board Meetings” commercial spots that fueled the state’s tourism campaign. It seems like a true paradise—and, I can tell you, after […]

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NOLA Food & Farm Network Launches “Farm This Now!”

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On July 23rd, New Orleans Food and Farm Network launched Farm This Now!, an initiative that seeks to connect New Orleans residents who want to grow food, with vacant land in the city where they can garden or farm. The organization is helping to connect potential farmers to future farm sites by improving the accessibility […]

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In Honor of Earth Day – A New Recirculating Farm Map!!

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In honor of the upcoming 41st Earth Day on April 22, the Recirculating Farms Coalition released a new interactive map that shows consumers where to buy vegetables, fruits, herbs, and seafood, as well as decorative plants and fish from innovative farms. The map identifies hydroponic (growing plants), aquaculture (growing fish) and aquaponic (growing plants and […]