City of Philadelphia – Stepping Up Urban Farming

Touch the Soil News #1284 (Feature photo – Seal of Philadelphia – Public Domain) The Inquirer of Philadelphia reports that the city is looking to get involved in finding land for people to farm. Philadelphia has 28,500 vacant lots within the city and 14,800 properties with vacant or abandoned buildings. Philadelphia with a population of…

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The Future of Food

Touch the Soil News #1281 (Feature photo – Food – Public Domain) With food spending in the U.S. reaching over $1.5 trillion a year, the food sector has become attractive for new investment and innovation that will change the future of food. Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) takes a look at where new venture capital money is…

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