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USDA “EQIP”s Urban Growers!

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June 26th was an exciting day for us here at the Recirculating Farms Coalition! That’s when we found out we had been accepted to participate in the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). EQIP is a financial assistance program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Natural Resources Conservation Service. EQIP is designed to […]

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Our Spring Garden

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Hooray! This week, the weather finally warmed up, and we moved our newly sprouted baby plants into their raised garden beds at our Growing Local NOLA community food and farm center in New Orleans, Louisiana! We’ll be using our new beds to teach gardening and farming classes. We decided to plant various herbs – rosemary, […]

Education

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 […]

Education

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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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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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 […]

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Recirculating Farms Can Create Green Jobs

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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 – […]

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Support Recirculating Farms!

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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 […]