Education

New and Beginning Farmer Trainings in Louisiana!

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In collaboration with SPROUT NOLA, Recirculating Farms has been offering farming classes as part of the New and Beginning Farmers Development Program through USDA. This program is designed for older youth and adults who eventually might like to become professional growers. Whether that means growing food for family, friends and neighbors, or something more – […]

Green jobs

NOLA and Proud: Liberty’s Kitchen!

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Liberty’s Kitchen is a New Orleans nonprofit organization, founded in 2008. It hosts a restaurant, professional kitchen for training and a cafe, meeting and learning areas. As its website says, its visionary work focuses on youth development, youth leadership, and food security in under-resourced areas. At the heart of Liberty’s Kitchen Youth Development Program is […]

Organizational

Happy New Year 2018!

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Happy New Year friends of Recirculating Farms Coalition and Growing Local NOLA! It’s hard to believe that another new year has already begun. We had an incredibly eventful 2017: from the big win at the National Organics Standards Board Meeting to moving our farm and beginning exciting new partnerships with the New Orleans Mission and Top Box Foods to […]

Organizational

Big THANKS to You!

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On this day of giving thanks – we here at Recirculating Farms thank all our friends, family and supporters throughout the years. We have seen many important changes in laws, policies, behaviors and attitudes related to growing food, and are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the amazing good food movement. So […]

In the News

Federal Fish Farming Lawsuit Moves Forward

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On September 21st commercial and recreational fishing groups, and conservation, consumer and farming organizations jointly filed their arguments in a legal brief on why the federal government cannot allow industrial aquaculture in U.S. waters. Read more here. The new filings are notably significant, as the entire case could be won or lost on the information […]

Education

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 […]

In the News

RFC ED Chosen for Grist 50 List!

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We are SO excited – our ED, Marianne Cufone, was selected to be on the 2nd ever Grist 50 list. Announced today, the Grist 50 is a new annual list that highlights who’s hot in the national green movement. Meet all 50 of this year’s “fixers”. Each year, Grist searches for inspiring innovators and do-ers […]

Organizational

Make Me a Plate

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I really enjoy hearing people’s food memories. It’s a simple way to connect over something absolutely universal and it inevitably becomes a very personal conversation. My most vivid food memory is from when I was little, returning to New Orleans from San Diego every Mardi Gras and smelling eggs, grits, sausage, toast and coffee wafting […]