Education

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 […]

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

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 […]

Farm/er feature

New Urban Farming and Food Center!

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New Orleans will be home to a new urban farming and food center! The Recirculating Farms Coalition and New Orleans Food & Farm Network announced today that they have received major grants for this innovative project from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and the Claneil Foundation, as well as various other […]

In the News

Recirculating Farming – One Way to Beat A Drought

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Agriculture has always been vulnerable to the elements. Crops depend on sunlight, nutrients, and water — and when they can’t get enough of these, they die. This summer’s serious drought reminds us about just how vulnerable our nation’s breadbasket is, and it should also serve as a wake-up call. We need to strengthen our domestic […]

Organizational

2012 “FARRM” Bill Woes

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U.S. Congress has been discussing and debating the reauthorization of the national FARM Bill, the law that regulates all things farm related and much more  – like public assistance food programs. This year the FARM bill update is oh-so-cleverly called the “FARRM” Bill: the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act. Unfortunately, the content is […]

International

What Fish Will You Eat in 2018?

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This week, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released its latest report on the state of the world’s wild fisheries, and as The Huff Post reports (from a Reuters article), the organization predicts a major increase in both fish consumption and aquaculture output to meet that demand. By 2018, farmed fish will account […]

Farm/er feature

ED Visits Midwest Farms – Part II

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Last week, I wrote about a fantastic visit to recirculating farms in NY. Part II of that trip took me to Chicago, IL. There, I visited several new farms: The Plant, 312 Aquaponics and Growing Power. The Plant is an old 93,500 sq. ft meat packing building that has been cleaned and is slowly being […]