Backyard Chickens Are Alive and Well

Touch the Soil News #1477 (Feature photo – Urban Chickens – By Alain Rouiller – Cascais Costa do Esteril 52, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62137300) The confrontation between urban environments and backyard chickens will continue – so will the proponents of urban chickens in changing city ordinances. Recently a group of Chicagoans put together this YouTube…

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Farm It Forward

Touch the Soil News #1474 (Feature photo – Fresh Vegetables – Public Domain, Leon Brooks) Australian ABC news brings us the story of an urban organic farming enterprise that farms people’s lawns and strives to minimize social isolation. Folks who allow the farmers to use their front or backyards receive a weekly box of fresh…

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Should Consumers or Big Companies Be Held Responsible for Climate Change?

  Touch the Soil News #1472 (Feature photo – Deforestation – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, Diorit) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us news about how big companies are driving big problems – particularly as relates to climate change. You can see more of the story here:

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Professionals Moving to Urban Farming in India

Touch the Soil News #1470 (Feature photo – India on the Map – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, Aquarius.geomar.de) The India Entrepreneur brings us the story of how young professionals are leaving their jobs to become urban farmers. This story features five (5) new start-ups in this new trend. You can read the full…

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The Omnichannel Experience

Touch the Soil News #1469 (Feature photo – Omnichannel – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic, Daniel Iversen) Grocery retailers are all ganging up on Amazon as the ratchet up their on-line services backed up by immediate pickup at their brick and mortar locations. Phil Lempert https://www.supermarketguru.com/) brings us more of the story on this emerging…

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Greenhouse Farming in Mongolia

Touch the Soil News #1468 (Feature photo – Mongolia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, ASDFGHJ) Just the title of this story signifies how technology, driven by population growth, is changing the way we approach food. Whoever thought that high-tech greenhouses would emerge in Mongolia, a remote nation with extreme winters? You can see…

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