Re-Thinking Apartment Living

Touch the Soil News #1749  (Feature Photo – Rabbit’s Garden – Courtesy of Rabbit’s Garden)    Staten Island Urby apartments have an unusual feature – and on-site urban farm. While the apartments are pricey – studio apartments as high as $2,677 per month – being next to nature and food is a valuable benefit. Brightvibes…

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Should the Department of Agriculture Help People Raise Food on Urban Farms?

Touch the Soil News #1745  (Feature Photo – Eggplant – CCA SA3.0 Unported, Joydeep)    The Sun Daily of Malaysia, brings an interesting story. The Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture is organizing an urban farming program (financed by the government) to help thousands of households cut living costs. The plan is to help thousands of households…

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Corona Lockdowns = Global Food Price Shocks

Touch the Soil News #1744  (Feature Photo – The World – Public Domain)    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently reported the latest Food Price Index for February 2021. Over the past 9 months, global food prices have risen 27.5 percent. This spike is unprecedented since the FAO started reporting changes back in 2003.…

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Women Smiles Uganda

Touch the Soil News #1741  (Feature Photo – Women Smiles Uganda – courtesy of   https://womensmilesuganda.org/ When Ugandan women get together to grow food for survival, are they re-inventing the food chain? You can read the story below and then ask the questions: Do social non-profits provide a better economic model that unfettered competition? https://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/vertical-farming-ugandan-company-develops-solution-for-urban-agriculture/91900/

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