Golan wolves make local farmers howl with rage

Green Prophet

However, a sub-species of the northern grey wolf, originating in India is actually thriving on the Golan Heights, causing local farmers and cattle herders to literally be at war with these furry cousins of domestic dogs. Farmers complain that they lose at least 200 cattle and sheep annually to these predators, whose light weight prevents them from exploding still lethal mines.

Timberland Empowers Local Farmers and Communities By Planting Millions of Trees in Haiti

Eco Chic

million trees in the rural area surrounding Gonaives and continues to support an agroforestry program to train Haitian farmers to improve crop yields. In 2010, Timberland partnered with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance , a non-governmental organization, to help them meet their commitment of planting 5 million trees in a five-year period. (At We’ve always been impressed with Timberland’s commitment to do well and do good. (We We happen to dig their footwear , too.)

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Abby’s Blog: Kid’s Helping the Earth Native Strawberries

Green Life Smart Life

Last weekend, we got them from local Healey Farm on Saturday. We got them from the Farmers Market at Marina Square on Tuesday. And yesterday we went to the new Farmers Market at Lippit Park on the corner of Hope St & Blackstone Blvd in Providence. Go find your local farmer’s markets ( here’s who has them in RI) or go and pick your own at the farm. In RI, June means a few things.

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Support Your Local Farms!

Green Life Smart Life

It’s easy to say “support your local farms.” In Rhode Island, it’s getting a lot easier to support your local farms because, believe it or not, there are so many more of them sprouting up! Tagged: agritourism, buy local, farm fresh, Farm Fresh RI, local farmers, local farms, organic food, produce, Rhode Island. After all, who wouldn’t agree with this in principle? However, spouting platitudes and actually doing what you say are two very different things.

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Farm to Table – One Step at a Time

The Green Samaritan

April is National Gardening Month so a perfect time to plant a garden and/or begin shopping at our local farmer’s. Spring is in full bloom! Time to get out and enjoy all that nature has to offer. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Fleet Farming?

Green (Living) Review

Owners keep a portion of their produce and the volunteers take the rest to local farmer’s markets and restaurants. How One Group Wants to Turn Your Front Yard into a Full-Fledge Farm. A group of volunteers in Orlando is trying to change the way we eat. Watch the video here

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Protecting tropics could save half of species on brink, report says

AGreenLiving

Local farmers could be part of the key to helping to prevent extinction. The rest is here: Protecting tropics could save half of species on brink, report says. Business Green across-the are-acting conservation covid-19 food-systems have-seen minimize-food some-farms the-key

A beginners’ guide to farmers’ markets: Part 2

Low Impact

In the second instalment of A beginners’ guide to farmers’ markets , Elizabeth Waddington of Ethical.net explores how to find and what to expect at your local farmers’ market, as well as how to ensure your shop is as affordable as possible.

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“We realize a game won’t change the world but we hope to.

Blue Earth

The web page for this game has an exhaustive list of its ingredients , right down to the lima bean pieces sourced from a local farmer, and the Carnelian stones from Botswana. “We realize a game won’t change the world but we hope to be part of the transition that brings us all to a better place,” says the company Late for the Sky about its Earthopoly board game. But this game is part of a changing world.

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Tips for Beginning Gardeners

Green (Living) Review

If you don''t have someone in your family who is a gardener, the best thing to do is to find a local farmer and learn from them, you can start by visiting your local farmers'' market. Beginning a garden is to embark into a world full of joy, excitement, and reward. For those of you who are just beginning to garden I say, "Welcome! Enjoy your mistakes, learn from them."

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Personal Gardening and Farming Are Becoming Illegal

Green (Living) Review

Chickens, beehives and goats will officially no longer be tolerated on the properties of urban and suburban farmers, due to the protection of the Right to Farm Act being lifted from small home farmers. Some Michigan farmers believe this new ruling is in place because large producers do not want individuals to provide for themselves or their families; the believed goal is to ensure all are dependent on grocers and mass producers.

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A beginners’ guide to farmers’ markets: Part 1

Low Impact

Not sure how to make the most of your local farmers’ market? In the first part of A beginners’ guide to farmers’ markets , Elizabeth Waddington of Ethical.net sets out how and why shopping at your local farmers’ market can make a real and positive difference.

I went to the farmers' market today

Environmental Economics

Watauga County Farmers' Market : Come join us each Saturday morning at Watauga County Farmers' Market! The market has so many things to love: fresh and nutritious local foods, beautiful handmade crafts, face-to-face interactions with the farmers who grow your food, scrumptious breads, jams, jellies, and cheeses made by community members, meat and eggs from local farmers, and of course the friendly social atmosphere of "Boone's Town Square."

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Red, White, and Green?

Green Earth Journey

Be Green this 4th of July with the following tips; Stay local for your fireworks. Check out your local news website and find a fireworks display near you. Buy your food from a local grocery and the local farmers market instead of a chain store. Use reuseable dinnerware and flatware at your BBQs and picnics. Opt for fruit and veggies instead of an additional type of meat.

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This tractor runs on BS — but it’s the real, eco-friendly deal

Green (Living) Review

Around the world, farmers are installing anaerobic digesters. Many farmers use the fuel for heating homes and buildings, selling their excess to local grids. Soon, however, many European farmers hope to fuel their machinery via anaerobic digestion, making themselves greener and fuel-independent. In an effort to save his farm, which was not making income enough from crops, he installed a digester, selling excess methane to the local grid.

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How To Store Fresh Vegetables For Months … Without A Refrigerator

Green (Living) Review

The fall season brings bountiful harvest from your own garden as well as inexpensive prices from local farmers’ markets. If gardeners find spring and summer to be about growing food, they find fall and winter to be more about storing food. In winter months, prices on produce inevitably rise. So it makes sense to store as much as you can while fresh produce is bountiful and cheap.

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5 Ways to Go Green This Thanksgiving

Green Home Blog

The Rest of the Meal – Use locally sourced fruits and vegetables that are currently in season to cut down on the energy required to transport food from the field to your table. Traditional holiday meals are already stacked with seasonal fruits and veggies like pumpkins, apples, and cranberries that you can find at local farmer’s market. 5 Ways to Go Green This Thanksgiving. The Turkey – When choosing a Thanksgiving turkey, pay attention to the label.

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Nkomo Sikenala Tree Nursery Story

Greentumble

On average, Sikenala sells 50 seedlings a week to local people. Sikenala says the only time he makes a lot of money is when he sells tree seedlings to non-governmental-organizations working in the environmental conservation sector, which occasionally buy over 3,500 tree seedlings at once in order to distribute them to farmers in the area. It is a sunny Monday morning in Kapeni, an area outside Blantyre city in Malawi.

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Farmer's Market Fun

Green Earth Journey

In an effort to practice what I preach, I attended the Friday evening farmer's market yesterday. While there are a number of farms in the vicinity, my town does not hold its own farmer's market. But I think being green minded and eco-conscious requires us to find local food sources and to support local growers. A thriving local economy is one of the first defenses against the excess and pollution of global corporate culture.

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Futuristic dome collectors collect dew for drinking water and crops

Green Prophet

Roots Up is an organization based in northern Ethiopia that is working together with local farmers to help them use more sustainable agricultural methods to produce crops. Harvesting water from the air is not a new idea. Arid countries like Yemen are already using low tech watercones to funnel sea water to drinking water. Another funneling device is being developed by an Italian designer to trap water vapor in a Warkawater tower to harvest potable water directly from the air.

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Decorating Ideas for the Thanksgiving Table

Green Furniture Home Design

During the fall season, you can find gorgeous shapes and colors at your local farmers market, where pumpkins, squash, and other fall favorites are in ripe abundance. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and this year, you should aim to create a memorable experience for your friends and family, and while you’re at it – make some sustainable choices! What could be a better idea around the time of giving thanks, than appreciating the planet that we live on!

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How a Green Space Can Affect the Way You Work

Green Prophet

When making these meals, you may opt to use the produce you bought at the local farmer’s market instead of the grocery store. An office of your dreams in the trees? Going green doesn’t have to stop at your home. You can also do it at your workplace.

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A Couple’s Guide to Eco-Friendly Living

Eco Friendly Daily

Limit meat or buy meat from a small local farm that raises animals ethically and sustainably. Visiting the locally owned and operated farmer’s market is always a good ch. Take peace in knowing that you are supporting local farmers and reducing the carbon footprint.

Being an Eco-Friendly Volunteer

Greentumble

If you want to make up for your flight emissions yourself, you can: plant some trees in your local area, improve your home insulation, do some fundraising for a trusted environmental charity … and many more! For example, using sun-dried mud bricks to build a school uses natural, local resources that don’t need to be transported, and don’t pollute if you need to get rid of them later. Is it grown locally? Local produce.

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Green & Easy-Going Ideas to Enjoy the Rest of Summer

The Green Samaritan

Stop at that roadside produce stand , go to your local farmers market or ev en the grocery store and pick up a fresh watermelon. With amusement parks, water slides and so many other pre-fab ways to spend summertime, here are a few ideas on how to enjoy the rest of the summer months in a simpler and more easy-going fashion. Get to the water and connect. Maybe it’s the beach, on a lake or walking through the tiny neighborhood creek.

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Tip of the Week – Donate Egg Cartons To Local Farms

The Go Green Blog

Then donate your extras to a local egg farmer. The farmers will reuse your egg cartons giving them a second life, thus helping out the local farmers as well as the planet. Tags: Recycling Tips Egg Carton Egg Cartons Egg Farmer Green Tips Reuse Got egg cartons? Also, check with the store that sold you the eggs because you can sometimes make your donation directly through them.

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I Tried Farm Fresh To You and Here’s What I Thought

Eco-Vegan Girl

Did you know that you can get organic, local produce delivered right to your doorstep? And bonus: you can support local farmers without having to go to the farmers market. Farm Fresh To You also joins forces with other local, organic farms and artisans to provide more variety to their boxes. So it really does feel like a farmers market delivery! It's true!

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Photo essay: What’s growing in West Virginia’s urban ruins?

Green (Living) Review

Local farmers warned Swan that it would all add up to spectacular failure — that if the neighborhood vandals didn’t kill the plants, the debris-strewn soil would. WHEELING, W.Va. When Danny Swan first broke ground on his West Virginia farm in June 2008, his rototiller hit a baby doll. Then some porcelain plates. Then a pair of pantyhose.

U.S.D.A. to Start Program to Support Local and Organic Farming

Green (Living) Review

The United States Department of Agriculture plans to announce Monday that it will spend $52 million to support local and regional food systems like farmers’ markets and food hubs and to spur research on organic farming. The local food movement has been one of the fastest growing segments of the business, as consumers seek to know more about where, how and by whom their food is grown. But local farmers still struggle to market their food.

Biodiversity – Definition, Importance and Major Threats

Greentumble

Biodiversity stabilizes local climates. Biodiversity is critical to many local economies. Focusing on growing and protecting biodiversity as a way of life is not only good for the economy, but in many places is essential for supporting local livelihoods.

Environmental Medicine: A Natural Approach to Fighting Back Against Our Toxic World

Green Home Blog

Purchasing local produce is an excellent way to administer your own environmental medicine. Plus, it supports local farmers (buy organic if you can, many herbicides and pesticides contain heavy metals) as well as significantly reduces your carbon footprint. Industrial and technological advancement comes with a price and it is not only the slow destruction of our air, land and water it also has a large impact on individual health.

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ReFood Doncaster expansion progresses

Green (Living) Review

The digestate produced by the process will meet PAS 110 standards and ReFood has a network of local farmers who use it on crops. “We’re We’re delighted that local demand for an integrated food waste collection and recycling solution in the area is so high and this has fuelled our investment in the Doncaster facility just three years after it opened.

McNuggets? Macabre.

Green Prophet

Yet the ingredients listed on their packaging makes me want to head right out to the local farmer’s market , right now. You thought meat glue was gross? Miriam ventures further into the dark world of food industry. An article in the Huffington Post by Dr. Joseph Mercola caught my attention recently. It was about McNuggets, the chicken-based fried food that caused a drunken woman to riot when denied her nugget fix last year.

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Victory for a new food system!

Green (Living) Review

Funds raised will allow the cooperative to buy much needed equipment, helping them to grow the capacity of the co-op and realise their dream to bring affordable, healthy and sustainable food to everyone – whilst also paying local growers fair price for their produce. During the course of the campaign a Greater Manchester local authority have agreed to a pilot supplying Manchester Veg People produce in a local primary school. Victory for Veg!

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Nature Reserve In Jordan Is Growing Organic

Green Prophet

The farm at the Mujib Biosphere Reserve is spread over 10 dunums and is designed to demonstrate the advantages of growing food using less water and chemicals to the local farmers. Project coordinator, Ehab Eid told the Jordan Times that the water resources in the reserve face numerous challenges such as the heavy use of chemical pesticides and water extraction by local farmers.

Top 10 Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts for 2010

The Go Green Blog

3- Organic flowers or a live plant from your local farmer’s market. 8- Wine from a local vineyard. 9- Homemade dinner with fresh seasonal ingredients from your local farmer’s market. Tags: Eco-Products Family beeswax fair trade February 14th Green Goods homemade local Organic Recycle Soy up-cycle upcycle Valentine’s Day

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Trust for Public Lands Offers Green Gift Suggestions

Green Home Blog

local food fans) exploring their local farmer’s markets or co-op and whole food markets. The local food movement, which began in earnest in 2005, aims to build a network of locally situated, self-sustaining food economies. Finally, in the food growing venue, contribute to support America’s family farms and ranches so that local ownership and prosperity isn’t sold out to Frankenfarms growing GMO foods. Trust for Public Lands Offers Green Gift Suggestions.

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Malawian Farmers Fight Climate Change Head On

Greentumble

for Malawian crop farmers. Climate change effects are negatively affecting farmers in a way that they are not able to produce enough food for their households, while at the same time not being able to produce enough cash crops, with which they can earn money for their daily needs. Kenson Mulapula is a local lead farmer, who is trained in modern agriculture practices and assists fellow farmers with expertise in absence of qualified agriculture extension worker.

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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Memorial Day Party Tips

The Go Green Blog

Food - Shop at a local farmer’s market for your BBQ ingredients. You can usually find great local organic produce, breads & meats. Kick off the summer this Memorial Day Weekend by greenifying your BBQ Party. Here are the top 5 ways to make your Memorial Day shindig a little more sustainable.

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Nonprofit plants 80,000 trees in Kenya and Rwanda

AGreenLiving

In Rwanda, One Tree Planted aimed to boost local farmers’ harvests and incomes by planting coffee seedlings in the Kayonza and Gakenke districts. One Tree partnered with Kula Project to train local farmers in agronomy, technical skills and sustainable practices. The name of global environmental charity One Tree Planted seems excessively modest now, as they’ve just finished planting 80,000 trees in Africa. Rwanda got 60,000 new trees, and Kenya got 20,000.

Florida beermaker’s edible packaging is saving lives

Green Prophet

It’s a cost to the brewery and a hassle, and we’ve been giving it to farmers for cattle. The brewery produces about 45,000 pounds of spent grain per week, which is repurposed by local farmers as compost or animal feed picked up by local farmers. A small Florida microbrewery has developed a biodegradable and edible six-pack ring, a new approach to sustainable packaging aimed at protecting marine species vulnerable to plastic pollution.

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Philanthropy is a scam

Green (Living) Review

Neoliberal practices are imported that ultimately harm locals who are pushed out of their own land or pay higher prices for public services. For example supposed philanthropic projects in Congo involving Bill Gates, Monsanto and Howard Buffet proved to be devastating as local farmers will be forced to use GMO seeds and fertilizers only benefiting private companies.

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Key Facts on Food Waste You Should Know!

Greentumble

For example: Do our farmers get a fair income for their produce or do retailers and other actors get the lion’s share of the profits? Rural poverty can be eliminated from moving away from the vision of large-scale agriculture toward small locally-owned farms providing fresh, nutritious food.

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