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2010-10-26 13:43:15

Urban agriculture aims at helping Seattle's at-risk youth A case study published in the 2010 Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education by professors at Washington State University studies the challenges one organization faced in maintaining an urban market garden. The journal is published by the American Society of Agronomy. Since 1995, Seattle Youth Garden Works (SYGW) has employed young homeless individuals or those involved in the juvenile justice system. SYGW offers teens...

2010-09-01 14:25:52

Widely tested 'African Market Garden' offers farmers a chance to prosper from year-round harvests With a major famine unfolding in Niger and other countries of West Africa's dry Sahelian region, an agricultural scientist speaking here today at the African Green Revolution Forum announced new progress in disseminating an innovative system for irrigated vegetable production"”a valuable option in a region that is highly dependent on subsistence rainfed cropping. Referred to as the African...

2008-09-02 15:00:19

The final assault of an especially wet and dismal winter appears to be on the nation's dinner plates and pockets. Confirmation that shoppers are turning away from cheddar and butter comes as no surprise to anyone who has steered a trolley down a supermarket aisle in the 14 months or so since world dairy prices went through the roof, taking such former staples like cheese on toast with it. But Statistics New Zealand's latest roundup of food prices showed that the dairy section wasn't the...

2007-06-21 06:00:00

By Hall, Alan Mogyorody, Veronika ABSTRACT This paper seeks to explain variations in gender participation in farm production and decision-making through an analysis of organic farm types, sizes, and orientations. Based on both survey and case study data, the analysis shows that female farmers on vegetable farms and mixed livestock/cash crop farms are more likely to be involved in farm production and management than women on field crop farms, where mechanization and capital intensive...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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