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A Farm In The City?

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Ever see a farm in the middle of New York City? You can, right now, on fire escapes, balconies, rooftops and in community gardens. Recirculating farms are popping up everywhere in urban environments! We know farming in the city sounds contradictory, but with people becoming more aware of a connection between good food and good […]

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A Fish (well, actually many) Grows in Brooklyn?

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Recirculating farms are popping up all over the U.S. Do you know about any in your community? If so, please tell us! We are putting together a map of recirculating farms so people can find them and be able to get their products more easily. Some colleges are now teaching recirculating farming.  At CUNY’s Brooklyn […]

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Support Recirculating Farms!

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Many people all over the world are beginning to adopt new ways to grow healthy, fresh food – recirculating farms. These farms are eco-friendy: they can rely on renewable energy, like solar or wind power, reuse up to 99% of water used (check out our fact sheet on water usage), and repurpose the minimal waste […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]