Volunteer and help prepare for the build sessions starting April 24. Volunteer days are the first 3 weekends of April. RSVP below. Included is a tour and a demonstration on aquaponics with free lunch. 😉
If you’re a keen gardener, why not save money by making your own compost? It’s an easy process and apart from taking the time to use the correct raw materials and giving your compost a fork over regularly, there is
This week, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) revealed its plans for the first Sustainable Urban Agrihood in the North End.
Wait, an agrihood? It’s an alternative neighborhood growth model, positioning agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use development. There are some agrihoods around the country, but in rural areas. This is the first within a city.
MUFI’s agrihood spans three acres on Brush Street, a few blocks up from East Grand Boulevard. MUFI runs a successful two-acre garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, and a children’s sensory garden. They provide free produce to the neighborhood, churches, food pantries, and more.
like it even has to?!??!? California just became the fourth state to pass a law making it legal to swap seeds and collect them in non-commercial libraries. Itâ€™s Now Legal to Share Seeds in California. Free seed libraries, swaps, and exchanges increase access to local food and can play a large role in both expanding and preserving biodiversity. Yet for almost 80 years, these non-commercial operations have been running afoul of the law.
We have to learn to be self sufficient, only then can we stand on our own! And people whoâ€™ve been in the thick of it know all too well how life can get, the pressures and pulls and temptations and
CEDAR CITY â€“ Worm poop. Thatâ€™s the secret to what Tim Ferguson and Kelton Wood, owners of Natureâ€™s Way Recycling in Cedar City, hope will be their success. Not necessarily just for their own sake but, more importantly they said,
Buying directly from farmers has outsized impact on local economy, UC Davis study finds As a past board member at the Davis farmers market, Shermain Hardesty knows that people who buy fruits and vegetables directly from producers show up week
Which states use the most water? Water consumption, quality, and water supply have been hot button issues in the public eye over the past few years with major news stories such as the drought in California and the Flint water
If you have a green thumb, a window and a serious Do-It-Yourself ethic, you too, can be a farmer … even in your downtown apartment building. Spring is here, and for urban dwellers with no access to soil, hydroponic gardening
Wind-powered vertical Skyfarms are the future of sustainable agriculture. What if the future of farming took root in the city rather than in the countryside? London firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners explores that idea with Skyfarm, a hyperboloid tower