Education

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 […]

Recirculating Farms Basics

Recirculating Farms in Cities

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While the prominence of industrial agriculture still remains, the urban farming movement has been experiencing a steady rise in participation, favorable local legislation, and positive media coverage. A recent article in the New York Times, which gave heavy praise to the thriving urban farming community in New York City, is a testament to how far […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Organizational

Eat Local Challenge 2012 Wrap Up

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Today marks the end of the New Orleans Eat Local Challenge. True to its name – at times eating only foods from within 200 miles of our city was difficult (read about week one and week two). Still, the experience was filled with fun and inspired endless creativity.  I learned new recipes, and perhaps most […]