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 […]

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 […]

Education

In Honor of Earth Day – A New Recirculating Farm Map!!

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In honor of the upcoming 41st Earth Day on April 22, the Recirculating Farms Coalition released a new interactive map that shows consumers where to buy vegetables, fruits, herbs, and seafood, as well as decorative plants and fish from innovative farms. The map identifies hydroponic (growing plants), aquaculture (growing fish) and aquaponic (growing plants and […]

Farm basics

Growing Local Food in Recirculating Farms

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With increasing fuel costs, concerns about climate change and a demand for fresher food, the notion of eating local – trying to buy and eat food grown nearby – is gaining in popularity each day. And recirculating farms are helping to push this movement forward! While many families, schools and restaurants are turning to farmers […]

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 […]