Meet Vladimir Putin, a new convert to the locavore movement

Green (Living) Review

That agricultural infrastructure is gone now, and it would take a long time and a rocky transition before local growers could fill that void. Indeed, one acerbic Putinist seems to think it’s now or never for local growers. Who needs Italian wine, English cheddar, and German sausages?

Rooftop Garden Expected to Deliver 30 Tons of Local-Grown Produce

Green Life Smart Life

There has also been a resurgence of gardening; consumers rediscovering (or finding for the first time) their green thumb to save on groceries (and pesticides) with home-grown vegetation… even in cities. Gotham Greens , a Queens-based organization focused on delivering locally grown, sustainable produce, now has its eye on NYC’s plentiful rooftops to provide the city and its dwellers with fresh fruits and vegetables, grown and harvested in the heart of the Big Apple.

Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods

Green (Living) Review

From kitchens that buy and sell locally grown food, to a waste co-op that will return compost to the land, new enterprises are building an integrated food network. It''s about local people keeping the wealth of their land at home.

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Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods

Green (Living) Review

From kitchens that buy and sell locally grown food, to a waste co-op that will return compost to the land, new enterprises are building an integrated food network. It''s about local people keeping the wealth of their land at home. green living local food localism

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Khalifa hydroponic farm’s paying off

Green Prophet

The Khalifa fund for enterprise development was Launched in 2007 to help local enterprise in Abu Dhabi. By mid-June, three of these farms had already begun supplying locally grown fruit and vegetables to union co-op markets in Dubai and Ajman.

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I Love My Box.

Elephant Journal

Locally grown, in-season, organic produce from nearby farms delivered directly to the comfort of your home. Awesome, right?

Nottinghamshire farmer plants 'edible woodland'

Green (Living) Review

An array of locally-grown fruit will be added to the menu in Nottinghamshire following the planting of an "edible woodland" by a dedicated farmer in partnership with the Woodland Trust. The fruit should be available from the farm and local greengrocers after five years.

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Interest in 'community supported agriculture' grows

Green (Living) Review

August Creek Farm joins the growing list of "community supported agriculture" operations across Illinois targeted to consumer demand for locally grown produce. "With the local food movement, they've become a lot more popular."

CEO Of Organic Foods Company In Dubai Calls Local Farming “Stupid”

Green Prophet

No one would ever expect an organic food distributor to favor importing food to locally-grown produce, except in the Middle East. Nils El Accad told Arabian Business that it makes more sense for the UAE to freight its food in from other countries than to grow it locally.

The Urban Farmers of Cuba

Green (Living) Review

Humanity needs the pleasure meals made with love and attention, and from locally grown ingredients. Slow Food Almanac (Slow Food, 2013) argues that something valuable has been lost in this era of fast food and instant gratification.

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Ride out the crisis with homegrown veg

Green (Living) Review

Flavour stems from vibrancy, and locally grown, seasonal produce is always going to be where it’s at. As Jane Scotter of biodynamic farm Fern Verrow puts it: “Things only taste good when grown in the right conditions and climate. Blighty’s supermarkets are in crisis.

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The Healthiest Diet In The World Is How Israelis Eat

Green Prophet

Israelis consume a variety of vegetables, fresh fruit, grains, seeds and local animal protein products as a matter of course. Olive oil was expensive and imported, unless you were lucky enough to live in the country, where local Arab and Druze villagers milled their own olives.

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Nationals Parks: Beautiful and Healthy for You

Wend Magazine

Jarvis is not just promoting National Parks, he wants people to get out and experience the vitalilty of state and local parks as well and referenced Frederick Law Olmstead’s vision of parks as remedies, where nature prevails and city-dwellers can seek refuge.

Palestinians cultivate the West Bank’s first organic mushrooms!

Green Prophet

It’s been weeks since a Palestinian vegetable vendor from the West Bank town of Jericho last imported mushrooms, selling instead homegrown organic ‘shrooms grown for the first time in the West Bank. Business Health local food mushrooms organic farming

Over-supply means 70 tonnes of strawberries went straight to landfill in Fife

Green (Living) Review

Seventy tonnes of locally-grown berries had to be sent to waste because a mild summer has led to an over-supply. Hundreds of thousands of pounds could be lost to the multi-million-pound fruit industry.

Celebrate July 4th With an Ice Cold Responsible Beer

Environmental News Network

Look for organic beers that use locally grown ingredients. -If Celebrate Fourth of July with an American brewed beer, not only are you supporting local breweries reduced shipping saves energy. Friday is the Fourth of July, which for many Americans means fireworks and BBQ.

Green New Year’s Resolution #2 – Eat Organic and Local

Green Home Blog

Agriculture has become increasingly concentrated in the last few decades, and Americans have grown accustomed to the benefits of these industrial agriculture operations. So this year, for your second New Year’s resolution, go green by choosing organic, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and meats. Organically grown produce is higher in certain nutrients, so learn to take advantage of the seasonal produce available in your area to prepare nutritious, homecooked meals.

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Words from Maya Lin, Sigourney Weaver and The Women of the Gulf

The Green Samaritan

Aside from a locally grown and organic lunch in the beautiful and historic Plaza Hotel ballroom, it was what was said during the event that was inspirational and moving.

Fiddling while North Carolina burns?

Environmental Economics

Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council – sounds like a good idea, right? Created two years ago as part of the state agriculture department, the 26-member council represents a wide variety of interests coming together to promote a market for locally grown food. From the Under the Dome blog: The N.C.

The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors

Green (Living) Review

And for good reason: Locally grown produce tends to be better for the environment and for local communities than its store-bought counterparts. Luckily, you don’t need to be a farmer (or even live near a farm) in order to reap the benefits of home-grown produce.

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International airports source local farm food in 30 countries

Green Prophet

Supporting local food producers and farmers makes economies resilient and in some cases encourages positive practices such as organic farming, permaculture farming and hydroponic farming. Locally grown hydroponic food in Thailand via Shutterstock.

Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer

Green (Living) Review

Since the first community supported agriculture program was established in western Massachusetts in the 1980s, the concept of buying food directly from local farms has taken off. CSA green living localism

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New Year’s Resolutions Revisited

Green Home Blog

An even simpler definition of the term “slow food” is that it is the opposite of “fast” food, and the movement – spurred by the first McDonalds to appear in Spain, is a conscious choice to buy and eat locally grown fruits and vegetables in season. Couple those with natural dairy, eggs and meat, and this “locally grown and harvested” metric means that farmers, growers, shippers (often the farmers themselves) and whole-food grocers make a good profit, leading to a healthy economy.

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Thinking Green While Enjoying America’s Favorite Pastime

Environmental News Network

Consider buying locally grown and organic food items. For the second Sunday in a row I’ve had to vacate the couch in order to make room for football.

How Your Food Purchase Choices Impact the Environment

Green Home Blog

Local Fare. Buy from your local farms. Giving locally grown foods a chance can significantly affect the bigger picture. Purchasing low on the food chain (especially if it is local) can assist in easing our struggling environment.

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Why Join a CSA?

Green Home Blog

I’ll be posting here regularly about community supported agriculture (CSA) and my own personal experiences with the tasty, organic produce from my local CSA. Check out these websites to find one near you: Local Harvest has a database of over 4,000 CSA farms. Why Join a CSA?

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Another Hollywood Film Studio Embraces Solar Energy

Eccorazzi

‘We believe our studio will serve as a role model for other local Pennsylvania businesses as well as companies operating in the film and television industry.&#. Yesterday was James Cameron’s moment to shine with news that his “Avatar&# sequels will be solar-powered.

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery: Strawberry Moon

10,000 Birds

But if enough baskets of the freshest, local strawberries are picked at their peak and set aside for the brewery in copious amounts, a fantastically refreshing strawberry beer can be had, at least for a few weeks of fleeting enjoyment.

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Global warming is slowing runners + 4 ways runners can fight back

Green Prophet

There are many organizations that will take care of price tag of you mailing them your old shoes but you can always find local options as well. Organizations like Call2Recycle , Earth911, and even BestBuy offer these services locally.

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Hydroponics in the house in Qatar!

Green Prophet

Currently under 16 percent of their veggies are locally grown. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, corn, mangoes and citrus fruit could be grown using the system outdoors, although the growing season would be limited to cooler winter months.

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Markets for Homegrown Produce

Green (Living) Review

With the increasing demand for locally grown food, many communities are reconsidering their zoning laws. How to earn a financial harvest from your garden More customers than you might imagine are eager to buy that wonderful organic produce growing in your back yard.

12 Days of Green New Year’s Resolutions

Green Home Blog

Eat Organic and Local. You can improve your health and support sustainable farms by shopping at farmers’ markets and grocery stores that carry organic, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and meats. Tagged: community , composting , excercise , Green New Year's Resolutions , local , organic , Recycling , reduse , reuse , SUSTAINABLE. Green Top 10s community composting excercise Green New Year's Resolutions local organic Recycling reduse reuse SUSTAINABLE

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Beanpoles and pea sticks

Green (Living) Review

Most of those poles for your beans today are imported bamboo and that certainly is not a sustainable way and neither does it benefit the local economy. For almost an eternity gardeners and growers relied for beanpoles and pea sticks on the local coppice worker and both benefited. Today, however, it is almost all that we do see and it is very rare indeed to see any locally grown and sourced beanpoles and other plant supports in use, which is rather a shame.

New Report: What Will the Urban Century Mean for Nature?

Nature Conservancy - Science

When a study revealed that it would cost $2 million a year to maintain a water-purification facility to do the same filtration work as the Nakivubo Swamps in Uganda, local officials decided to preserve the swamps instead of draining them to make way for agriculture.

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10 Ways to Green Your Kitchen

Green Home Blog

Eating organic, locally-grown food is good for both you and the environment. 10 Ways to Green Your Kitchen. Green your kitchen! The kitchen is often the center of a home.

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World’s best eatery NOMA reborn as an urban farm

Green Prophet

Marketing ploy or another example of the global trend towards locally grown food? Noma is known for culinary excellence built upon innovative use of local, seasonal foodstuffs. Image from Local Denmark.

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Green Your Kitchen

Green Home Blog

Eating organic, locally-grown food is good for both you and the environment. Green Your Kitchen. Green your kitchen! The kitchen is often the center of a home.

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My Green Valentine

Environmental News Network

Instead Try: If you still want to buy a bouquet of roses but want to reduce your footprint buy organic or local grown flowers.

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Harvesting urban timber

Green (Living) Review

Regardless whether those jobs are undertaken by council or private tree surgeons in general the wood from those trees ends up in landfill and the private tree surgeons doing work in people's gardens, and also the contractors to the local authorities, often even have to pay to dump the wood. Thus it will be possible to make good money from per 'worthless' tree, and keep the money in the local economy.

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Spiraling Plantagon vertical farms grow more food on a small urban footprint

Green Prophet

Food insecurity is daunting, particularly in cities. And while industrial vertical farming offers a solution, the absence of chickens and may and other signs of farm life casts suspicion on this method of tech-based food production.

What Exactly Does Fair Trade Mean?

Green Earth Journey

So here is a Wikipedia 101 on the phrases "fair trade", "locally grown", and "organic". Locally Grown Local food systems are an alternative to the global corporate models where producers and consumers are separated through a chain of processors/manufacturers, shippers and retailers.

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Local Harvests

Eco Friendly Daily

Fall harvest is the perfect time to start enjoying locally grown and harvested foods and stocking up for the winter ahead. Luckily there are a lot of great sources of local foods that you can take advantage of and skip all the extra stuff.

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Google gets hot for Wilbur Scoville!

Green Prophet

Middle Eastern cuisines have embraced chili peppers, cultivating locally grown varieties named after their home cities such as Maraş, Urfa, and as mentioned, Aleppo. Chilies can be grown anywhere under most any condition.

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