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Stop the Highland Mega-Quarry.
Soupstock is a one-day culinary celebration on October 21 2012 that will feature tasty soups from more than 120 of Canada’s top chefs.
The culinary mega-event follows last year’s hugely successful Foodstock event, which drew more than 28,000 people and 100 chefs to a farm adjacent to the Highland Companies’ proposed […]
By: Farmers Feed Cities Published: The Sacramento Bee, Oct. 1, 2012
Today,Farmers Feed Cities released the results of its Informed Food Philosophy Study, revealing that while 97 per cent of Canadians agree that food choices are important to them, the data indicates that there are several misconceptions consumers have when it comes to certain […]
By: Ralph C. Martin Published: The Guelph Mercury, July 17, 2012
There have been many corn harvests since I straightened my 19-year-old shoulders and told my father: “I’m tired of farming and will never shovel piles of brown stuff again.”
I set out with my farm boy skill set and imbibed attitude that […]
Published: Penn State Extension, September 17, 2012 Last month Gayle Ganser, co-owner of Eagle Point Farm, shared tips to farm market success from good signage to managing customer flow at a meeting for farm apprentices hosted by the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) in collaboration with Penn State Extension, Start Farming. […]
By: Ellen Freudenheim Published: Huffington post, Oct. 1, 2012
Liberal arts grads, including kids with pricey degrees from Princeton and Wesleyan, are choosing to work on small, green-minded farms, reports a recent New York Times article.
Punting on entry level jobs […]
By: Colleen Kimmett Published: The Tyee.ca, 9 Jul 2012
Nearly 3,000 rectangular planter boxes, which stand out in varying shades of green and brown against a concrete parking lot, make for an impressive sight when viewed from high above on the Georgia Street viaduct.
Situated on Pacific Boulevard between the busy overpass, BC Place […]
By: Adam Plowright Published: AFP, October 3, 2012
NEW DELHI — The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, famed for seeking “happiness” for its citizens, is aiming to become the first nation in the world to turn its home-grown food and farmers 100 percent organic.
The tiny Buddhist-majority nation wedged between China and India has an […]
By Rachel Cernansky Published: Grist, July 30, 2012
Nelida Martinez worked as a farm laborer for big conventional farms in California for almost 20 years. But after her son, Danny, was diagnosed with leukemia, she says, “I never wanted to work around chemicals again.”
Martinez started selling vegetables from her community garden to help pay […]
By Ron Friesen Published: FCC Express, September 21, 2012 A $3 billion initiative for innovation, competitiveness and market development is a key highlight in the Growing Forward 2 agricultural policy framework agreement announced last week.
Federal and provincial governments will increase their cost-shared funding by 50 per cent for those initiatives, agriculture ministers said […]