Education

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 […]

Education

“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 […]

Green jobs

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 […]

Green jobs

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 […]

Farm basics

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 – […]