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2013-10-24 23:02:15

Young Organic Farmers Visit More Than 1,825 Students in 84 Classrooms to Inspire and Educate About Where Our Food Comes From La Farge, WI (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced that its first Generation Organic™ Teach-In is underway. “Gen-O™” farmers are visiting more than 84 classrooms across the nation through Oct. 25, educating over 1,825 students in grades K-5 on the benefits...

2013-10-22 08:28:32

ALBANY, NEW YORK, October 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Market Research has launched a new market report titled "Organic Food (Fruits & Vegetables, Meat, Fish & Poultry products, Dairy products, Frozen & Processed foods, & Others) & Organic Beverages (Non - dairy beverages, Coffee & Tea, Beer & Wine, & Others) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019". According to the report, the demand...

2013-10-21 23:30:47

Following an article published by UN News Centre, Colle Farmers Market, an online farmers market, details how sustainable agriculture and better food systems could help prevent hunger and reduce malnutrition. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Colle Farmers Market, an online farmers market, responds to an article published by the UN News Centre on October 16th, which discusses how sustainable agriculture is the key to end hunger and preserve the environment. According to the UN News...

2013-10-19 23:04:14

Following an article published by the Carlsbad Current Argus, Colle Farmers Market, an organic farming advocate, discusses how New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Dept. of Agriculture are teaming up to help. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 Colle Farmers Market, an organic farming advocate, comments on an article published by the Carlsbad Current Argus on October 6th, which discusses how New Mexico State University and New Mexico Dept. of Agriculture are teaming up to...

2013-10-15 23:31:02

Following an article published by Occupy, Colle Farmers Market, an organic farmers market, details how Brazilians are shifting toward organic food due to the high levels of pesticides found on traditionally grown produce in the country. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Colle Farmers Market, an organic farmers market, responds to an article published by Occupy on September 27th, which discusses Brazil’s increase in organic markets due to rising awareness of the heavy pesticide use in...

2013-10-15 13:05:36

Increasing organic matter, improving soil quality, important for urban growers With higher populations and limited space, urban areas are not often thought of as places for agriculture. A recent surge in community gardens, though, is bringing agriculture and gardens into the cities. And certain byproducts of urban life – food and yard waste and municipal biosolids – can benefit those gardens, and the soils in them, tremendously. Sally Brown, associate professor at University of...

2013-10-12 23:04:31

In response to an article published by the Thomas Reuters Foundation, Colle Farmers Market, an advocate for organic food, issues a statement confirming evidence that organic farming could increase crop yields. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 12, 2013 Organic food advocate, Colle Farmers Market, responds to an article published by the Thomas Reuters Foundation on October 1st, which highlights a new study showing farmers can increase their production by switching to organic farming. According...

2013-10-10 23:27:31

In response to an article published by Take Part, Advancing Eco-Agriculture, a sustainable agriculture products and services company, discusses a new study suggesting sustainable agriculture could help end world hunger. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Advancing Eco-Agriculture, a commercial agriculture supply company that believes healthy plants can be resistant to disease and insect pests, discusses a new study that suggests sustainable farming practices could help in the fight...

2013-10-09 12:27:55

CSA to sponsor tour of partner farm Stehly Farms Organics in Valley Center on Oct. 19 SAN DIEGO, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Fresh To You (www.farmfreshtoyou.com), the local, organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), announced today that it has expanded its home delivery service to the San Diego area. Farming organically since 1976, Farm Fresh To You started its CSA in 1992. Farm Fresh To You delivers 100% certified organic produce to homes and offices. The Farm Fresh...

2013-10-08 08:22:21

The US Geological Survey has found a common insecticide contaminated over 80% of the air samples analyzed; over 60% of the samples were contaminated with another common herbicide. CARMEL, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To get rid of bugs, most people take a dangerous container of chemical filled pesticide and spray the infested area. We try to avoid contact with our body - our family and our food. But by spraying, you're putting toxic chemicals in the air and on just about...


Latest Organic farming Reference Libraries

Roof garden
2013-08-21 10:36:40

A roof garden is a garden planted on the roofs of buildings, also known as rooftop farming. A roof garden is not only decorative but also offers other benefits such as providing food for human consumption and adding a natural habitat for wildlife, mainly birds. Plants are usually grown with hydroponics, aeroponics, or air-dynaponics. Container gardening with soil may also be used. Vertical gardening will allow for more plant production in a small area. Completing the gardening cycle...

Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

Agronomy for Sustainable Development
2012-06-04 18:51:36

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal was founded in 1981, at which time less than 10 percent of published material was in English. The journal underwent a series of major changes from 2003 to 2006, including the addition of extra field editors, switching from hardcopy to full electronic managing, producing all English material, and setting up a pre-selection committee at the submission stage....

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