The Growing-Food Paradigm

Positive Future News #948 (Feature Photo – Food Garden – CCA SA 2.0 Generic – United Nations) Challenges to accessing food are far reaching. There are things like income issues, supply chain kinks and inflation to name a few. Then, even if you have the land and water, what ae the best food crops to…

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Making Money – Building Other Peoples’ Urban Food Gardens

Positive Future News #947 (Feature Photo – Rwanda Farming – public domain) Rwanda, is a small African nation that is heavily populated with 13 million people. In a world where eating is a primary focus, a Rwanda college graduate with a degree in agricultural mechanization has now built up a business for small household vegetable…

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Growing For Home & Market – The Mega Trend Continues

Touch the Soil News #1837 (Feature Photo – Terrace Farming – CCA SA 4.) The grow-your-own movement has become global, with many governments, particularly in the Philippines, providing training and supplies to grow the trend. Things are also expanding in the U.S. According to the National Gardening Association, 1 in 3 households grow their own…

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Land for Growing Your Own – High Demand

Touch the Soil News #1836 (Feature Photo – Allotment Gardens – CCA SA 4.0 International)  The U.K. is known for its allotment gardens. The demand for allotment gardens has reached an all-time high. Over 48 percent of allotment gardens have more than 1,000 people on the waiting list. Some allotments have a waiting list of…

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New Urban Farming Idea – Set Up Your Urban U-Pick Farm Close to Grocery Store

Touch the Soil News #1835 (Feature Photo – Shipping Container Farm – Freight Farms https://www.freightfarms.com/home/   So how do you set up an urban farm with no land? Simple, you grow in a shipping container converted to a high yield production facility, near a grocery store. Read about an Israeli company that did just that…

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Hydropanels – Generate Water from the Air, Using Solar Power

Touch the Soil News #1830 (Feature Photo – Hydropanels – Courtesy of Source Global https://www.source.co/)   Creating drinking water and perhaps water for a modest attempt at food plants is a big thing – getting the attention of the world. FoodBev Media brings us the story of Source Global, that just received $130 million in venture…

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All Hands on Deck for Food Security

In response, the nation is looking at legislation that would, without hindering anyone’s rights, convert to urban farming, all idle or abandoned government or private lands, buildings, shipping containers, subdivisions or villages, public housing, open spaces in all urban, peri-urban and urbanizable areas in the country; and all available land resources and buildings in schools,…

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Traces of Glyphosate Found in 80 Percent of Americans

Positive Future News #944 (Feature Photo – Corn – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Illustratedjc) With concerns by the World Health Organization over the links between glyphosate and cancer in humans, it is not comforting to hear that glyphosate is in many of our bodies. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Round-up. The CDC reports that…

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