The Changing Face of Growing Food

Historically, conventional farmers established relationships with the USDA – to sign up for federal programs and guidance. So how would that work for a non-traditional farming operation in the city? While the USDA is working on expanding its outreach to urban farming, perhaps you should see what your state offers. Local 21News brings the story…

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Urban Farming – Contributing to a Nation’s Productivity

Touch the Soil News #1775 (Feature Photo– Kitchen Garden – CCA SA 4.0 International) Modern Farmer journalist Dan Nosowitz, brings the story of urban farming productivity. The message that folks can make a difference in their efforts at growing food is encouraging. You can read the story here: https://modernfarmer.com/2022/01/urban-farming-productive/

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Do You Have Any Personal Agricultural Assets?

Positive Future #883 (Feature photo – Food Gardening – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Arnaud 25) Agricultural assets include land with reasonable topsoil and water, all located in a place that has a growing season. The purpose of posing the question comes on the heels of a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),…

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Empty Grocery Shelves – Growing Interest in Home Gardening (Must Read and See)

Touch the Soil News #1603 (Feature Photo – A Community Garden – By Art Anderson, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54523644) The Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation brings news of how the shock of empty grocery shelves is getting people to start thinking outside grocery stores. While interest in growing food may be due to a temporary virus…

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Many People in Moscow and St Petersburg Grow Part of Their Food.

Touch the Soil News #1598 (Feature photo – Moscow – By A.Savin (Wikimedia Commons · WikiPhotoSpace) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41219897) Plentiful Lands journalist Naomi Bosch brings us the story of two Russian mega-cities. Moscow with a population of 12.5 million people and St. Petersburg with a population of 5.3 million people have in times past…

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