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2014-09-14 23:02:07

A regional tour of over 40 family farms in Western NC takes place Sept 20&21. At Living Web Farms, participants will see traditional mountain agricultural techniques, learn cooking and farming skills, and can even enjoy a 4-course meal. Mills River, NC (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 Jeremy Griste prefers to do everything by hand. He’s the farm manager at the Mills River Educational Farm, a property overseen by Living Web Farms. The mission of Living Web Farms, a non-profit organization,...

2014-09-13 12:20:24

Sold-Out Benefit Festival, Featuring Nelson, Mellencamp, Young, Matthews and Other Top Artists, Highlights Growing Food System Paradigm Shift RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina family farmers are building a farm and food system that is fair for all and strengthens our health, our environment and our economy, despite barriers like discrimination, loss of farmland and corporate control. With the celebratory backdrop of a family farm food and music...

2014-04-23 16:00:45

Cooperative Extension is “one-stop shop” for community education and outreach, MU researcher says Research shows that wealth inequality creates barriers to community development, due to the widespread effects of poverty. A report by the United Nations Children’s Fund shows that more than one in five children in the United States falls below the poverty line. Although many organizations address poverty, they often serve similar demographics and may compete for clients and resources....

2013-06-06 11:27:49

Sub-Saharan Africa has foreign investors flocking to buy its fertile land. Sometimes referred to as "land grabbing," the large-scale buying or leasing of large tracts of land in developing countries shifts indigenous, or customary, land rights from chiefs and local communities to investors or national governments, often stripping native people of a source of income. Looking at 34 case studies examining the policy and practice of land acquisition and investment in Ghana, Mozambique,...

2013-05-03 23:22:40

Feather Down Farm Days USA (http://www.featherdown.com), the world's largest provider of farm stays, has announced plans to greatly expand its family-run farm stays in North America. Feather Down now offers farm stay lodging in California, Illinois and New York and plans accommodations on 150 sites. Oroville, Calif. (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 More North American farmers will be harvesting profits from farm stays in the near future, according to Daan van der Starre, director of Feather Down Farm...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'