Fish

Canada Embraces Recirculating Farming

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Recirculating aquaculture is getting the spotlight early in 2014 with Canada announcing a new Vancouver Island facility that is raising salmon commercially in a completely land-based system. The new endeavor has created much discussion about how recirculating farms are changing the landscape for farming across the continent and that open water aquaculture should be a […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Education

University of WI Offers Recirculating Farming Class!

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The University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point (UWSP) in partnership with Nelson and Pade, a Wisconsin-based company specializing in aquaponic systems and training, is now offering a 3-credit, full semester course in aquaponics. Aquaponic growing is a type of recirculating farming method that combines other types of recirculating farming techniques – aquaculture (raising fish)  and hydroponics (growing […]

Organizational

TEDx Manhattan – Changing the Way We Eat

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Recirculating Farms Coalition executive director, Marianne Cufone, gave a presentation at the TEDx Manhattan conference on January 21, 2012. The theme was “Changing The Way We Eat.” Marianne told conference viewers about everything recirculating farms, what they are and why they can be a part of rebuilding a healthy, sustainable food culture. Recirculating farms include […]

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Holidays, Recipes and Recirculating Farms

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Holidays often evoke images of gathering with family and friends, and cooking and eating fun, delicious food. Two weeks back, we discussed the incredible variety of food and plants that come from recirculating farms.  So why not include them in your holiday plans? These farms produce some of our favorite vegetables – like peppers and […]