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. green living locally-grown food Locally-grown produce Russia Russian Federation Who needs Italian wine, English cheddar, and German sausages? Obviously not Russia.

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.

Earth911 Podcast: Reinventing Community Recycling With Recyclops’ Ryan Smith

Earth 911

Recyclops founder Ryan Smith has a vision for locally grown recycling services. The company’s Uber-like. The post Earth911 Podcast: Reinventing Community Recycling With Recyclops’ Ryan Smith appeared first on Earth911.

Earth911 Podcast: Reinventing Community Recycling With Recyclops’ Ryan Smith

AGreenLiving

Recyclops founder Ryan Smith has a vision for locally grown recycling services. Eco better business recycling community-recycling earth911 earth911-podcast ecotech first-on-earth911 local recycling smith tomorrow uber-like- vision-for your-summerThe company’s Uber-like… The post Earth911 Podcast: Reinventing Community Recycling With Recyclops’ Ryan Smith appeared first on Earth911.

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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. When Glynn Lloyd couldn’t source enough locally grown produce, he decided to grow his own. He wanted his business to use locally produced food, but at that time it was hard to come by.

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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. When Glynn Lloyd couldn’t source enough locally grown produce, he decided to grow his own. He wanted his business to use locally produced food, but at that time it was hard to come by. 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. This technology can allow locally grown crops near cities and in other regions which are unsuitable for traditional farming.

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CONCRETE FARMLAND

Green (Living) Review

Sole Food Street Farms is rooted heavily in agriculture, generating 50,000 pounds of produce annually from its different locations, but its central mission is to empower its employees and the local neighborhood, economically and socially. The organization works toward a multiproblem solution, providing fresh and locally grown produce to the city—using otherwise empty space—and providing work for underserved residents. “We’re

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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. Despite efforts from people like Baker & Spice’s Yael Mejia , who is working furiously to improve the quality of local food, most of the United Arab Emirates receive their nutrition in large crates from afar. The CEO of a Dubai-based company says growing organic food in the UAE is “stupid.&#.

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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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More than half of Dollar Store products contain toxins that can hurt you

Green Prophet

During a face-to-face discussion between ACN and Dollar General in 2019, some parameters were set around certifications that ACN needed to become a local vendor. Like fast food, Dollar Store and Dollar Tree items are cheap, feel good and offer a temporary fix.

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.

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. The popularity of the local and organic food movement, according to CSA groups, has begun to attract larger, traditional farms to the niche market. "With the local food movement, they've become a lot more popular."

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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. Local honey and related products.

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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. “I used to import this kind of mushroom from Israel , selling three boxes every day,” vendor Hani Ismail told Xinhua, adding, “Now I sell 10 boxes because my customers prefer the locally grown variety.”

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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. A global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world, Slow Food International promotes the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment.

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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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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. Back from New York after attending the National Audubon Society’s Women in Conservation 8th Annual Rachel Carson Awards event where Sigourney Weaver and Maya Lin were honored for their environmental efforts.

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. Most likely, if you’re enjoying a BBQ, you’re going to want some ice cold beer available.

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. Heavy rains and frost in Spain and Italy mean courgettes and iceberg lettuce are running low. The lesson?

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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. Today, advanced agricultural techniques have brought a huge variety of fresh, locally-grown foods to the Israeli market.

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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. Farmers in Angus and Fife have told The Courier the ripening of fruit crops all at the same time has led to oversupply issues. However, it is hoped the market can recover over the next fortnight, with Wimbledon increasing demand for traditional strawberries and cream.

International airports source local farm food in 30 countries

Green Prophet

Following an international trend pressuring large food chains to think local and source local food, Autogrill, the multinational company known for its motorway and airport restaurants in 30 countries, is partnering with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (or the FAO) to do just that. Locally grown hydroponic food in Thailand via Shutterstock.

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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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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. This is an incredible overuse of transport, refrigeration and storage energy that could otherwise make it from farm to table within a few days or even hours if purchased locally. 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. Since the 1960s, CSA organizations worldwide have been battling the rapid industrialization of agriculture by strengthening small farms and giving people access to organic, locally-grown farm products. Check out these websites to find one near you: Local Harvest has a database of over 4,000 CSA farms.

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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.

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Toxic Flame Retardant May Be Entering Our Food Supply

Green Living Ideas

Not only does this practice leave a heavy carbon footprint and mean food is not as fresh as if locally grown, but the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found it also allows toxic chemicals to enter our food supply. Transporting food thousands of miles farm to market has its consequences.

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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. Eating local foods that are grown in your own community not only helps your local economy and your neighbors, it also helps the environment and is generally better for you. 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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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. Growing food at home also ensures that growers know exactly where their food comes from and how it was grown (no need to worry about deceptive food labeling ). 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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Green Convenience Stores

Eco Friendly Daily

Green Spot’s plans for the future include trying to involve local farms so that they can sell locally grown herbs and meats. Stores like Green Spot can enhance communities by taking advantage and advertising locally grown meat and crops. Could it be…an eco-friendly convenience store? Imagine walking or driving a few miles away from your home to pick up a few essential items like tea, organic snacks and other healthy treats.

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. Football has been America’s most popular sport for 47 years, and whether you’re a Jets fan, a Patriots fan, or a Saints fan, Sunday is Football Day. Though most people enjoy games from their couch, the act of tailgating is almost as big of a tradition as the game itself.

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. It’s a simple enough model—consumers purchase a share of the season’s harvest upfront, and they get a box or bag of fresh, locally grown produce each week from the farm. CSA green living localism

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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. Since 2009, they increased the amount of home-grown food (specifically dates, cucumbers and green peppers) partly due to an expansion in cultivated land. It also allows farmers to diversify their crops to meet local demand.

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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. You don’t need to be a full-time farmer to find buyers who will pay enough to make selling worthwhile. Here are some ways for home gardeners to sell their extra harvest. Farmers’ markets.

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. It’s the place where guests gather during parties, kids snack after school, and families meet for dinner, so when you want to incorporate eco-friendly ideas into your house, the kitchen is the perfect place to start.

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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. It’s the place where guests gather during parties, kids snack after school, and families meet for dinner, so when you want to incorporate eco-friendly ideas into your house, the kitchen is the perfect place to start.

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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. It’s that time of year again, when the holidays are over and we all turn our attention to the New Year.

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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. Noma is among the most influential restaurants of this century, perhaps its well-heeled clientele will eat up Redzepi’s message along with his meals, adding to the momentum of the local foods movement. Image from Local Denmark.

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Three Main Areas of Your Life That You Can Turn Green

Eco Friendly Daily

Consuming natural, locally grown foods that aren’t processed will improve your health, and you might even lose some of those extra pounds too. The summer is a season of opportunity. Why not take some time off from work and enjoy the simple things in life, even if it’s just a day. With the bright sunshine, lush greenery and blooming flowers, it’s the ultimate setting to get you in the mood to change for the better.

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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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Support Fair Trade

Eco Friendly Daily

Like the organic and local food movements, it’s an attempt to increase consumer awareness and corporate responsibility simultaneously. Buying locally-grown tomatoes is still better than buying ethically-sound tomatoes from a long way away, because you avoid the transportation. Tomorrow, Saturday May 12th, is World Fair Trade Day.

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

Green Prophet

The core of the company’s mission is to scale up urban farming across the globe with a focus on symbiosis; in so doing, they hope to alleviate food insecurity in the coming years of population expansion and climate change by providing locally-grown produce that would be delivered directly to people (which helps to bring down transportation costs and reduce associated greenhouse gas emissions.) Food insecurity is daunting, particularly in cities.

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