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5 Ornamental Plants You Didn’t Know Were Edible

This post was originally published on this site Food gardens can be beautiful — a cherry tree in full bloom, the mesmerizing foliage of trout back lettuce — but purely ornamental gardens can also be edible. You might be surprised… Continue Reading →

Three Simple Steps for Planting a Chaos Garden

This post was originally published on this site By Brian Barth Most gardeners accumulate a cornucopia of partially used seed packets. After all, who’s going to plant 500 lettuce seeds? After a few years, the germination rate drops significantly after… Continue Reading →

This LA Bar Created 31 Cocktails That Are an Ode to Seeds

By Kelly Magyarics Growing up in a family of gardening enthusiasts, Tobin Shea recalls devouring the pages of seeds, flowers, fruits and vegetables every time his grandparents received a new issue of the Burpee seed catalog. “I was always fascinated… Continue Reading →

Hong Kong Imports Over 90 Percent of Its Food, But That’s About to Change

This post was originally published on this site By Sarah Treleaven Farmers are starting to re-emerge, supported by a restaurant scene that is wise to the benefits of a fresh local food system and a network of farmers’ markets. In… Continue Reading →

5 Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Gift Ideas

This post was originally published on this site By Brian Barth Do the planet a favor and skip the roses this year. Trace the path of a rose back from your local florist to the pesticide-drenched greenhouse in South America… Continue Reading →

5 Places to Visit for Your Next Winter Escape

By Brian Barth Agricultural adventure awaits you in the lower latitudes. Here are a few ideas to salivate over, from the rootsy to the ritzy. 1. North Country Farms – Kilauea, Hawaii This small organic farm near the famed Na… Continue Reading →

Midwestern Farming Is in Danger From Climate Change

This post was originally published on this site By Dan Nosowitz From cranberry bogs in New England to citrus groves in California, soybeans in the plains states and cotton in Texas, few facts hold true about American agriculture across the… Continue Reading →

Trump Administration Rolls Back School Nutrition Standards

This post was originally published on this site By Dan Nosowitz The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which is often attributed to both President Obama and Michelle Obama, instituted certain new reforms to the way the U.S. Department of… Continue Reading →

Tainted Romaine Farm Recalls Cauliflower Now, Too

This post was originally published on this site Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned consumers not to eat any romaine lettuce, due to a large outbreak of E. coli contamination. Now, Adams Bros Farming Inc,… Continue Reading →

Environmental Changes Are Killing the Livelihood of Great Lakes Fishermen

This post was originally published on this site By Corey Mintz There’s nothing in the fridge at Akiwenzie’s Fish & More processing facility. The 918-square-foot building, adjacent to Natasha and Andrew Akiwenzie’s house on the shores of Georgian Bay, Ontario,… Continue Reading →

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