Education

Recirculating Farm Gurus Nelson & Pade Get Visit from Government

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Nelson and Pade, Inc., a Wisconsin company specializing in aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture, which are forms of recirculating farming, was honored to host a visit from Ben Brancel, Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Joan Ballweg, Wisconsin State Representative 41st Assembly District, on March 29, 2012.  Company owners, Rebecca Nelson and John […]

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 […]

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 – […]

Fish

To Eat or Not To Eat A Farmed Fish – Is That The Question?

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“Is this fish farmed or wild?” That is a question often posed to markets and restaurants by savvy consumers hoping to make a more informed choice about which fish to eat. But is this question still very helpful now that there are various types of fish farming? Many folks in the U.S. have a negative […]

Farm basics

What are Recirculating Farms?

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There is a lot of talk these days about “natural” “whole” foods and “sustainable” “green” businesses. Eating local and thinking global has become trendy, but these are also important concepts if we hope to make healthy choices for ourselves and our planet. Putting all these thoughts together may seem daunting, but over the last 30 […]

Farm/er feature

Interview with Will Allen of Growing Power

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This is a podcast interview with Will Allen of Growing Power in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when he visited Brooklyn, New York this summer. Mr. Allen is known nationwide for his work in urban farming. This podcast was originally published on the Ecocentric Blog, hosted by one of our partner organizations. Check out the first podcast in […]