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2014-05-21 16:23:41

Organic Trade Association members gain inspiration from one nation's path to organic WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan may be one of the smallest nations in the world, but its recent decision to convert its agricultural production entirely to organic could have enormous implications for agricultural practices around the globe. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140521/90179 Traveling halfway across the world to speak at the...

2014-05-17 23:01:54

Funding, Other Initiatives Will Support Growth in Urban Food Production and Delivery Systems LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2014 Seedstock today applauded the USDA’s recent announcement of a historic $78 million investment in local and regional food systems as further recognition of the growth and importance of urban, sustainable agriculture in the United States. Seedstock, the nation’s leading social venture promoting the development of robust and sustainable local food systems,...

2014-05-14 23:13:03

Benefits Of Organic Food Consumption On Physical And Cognitive Development, a new report on the website Vkool.com uncovers health and nutrition benefits of organic fruits and vegetables. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Benefits Of Organic Food Consumption On Physical And Cognitive Development, a new report created by Kendra Wright on the site Vkool.com uncovers to readers advantages and disadvantages of organic foods. In the first part of this report, people will discover some benefits...

2014-05-13 23:08:21

TeraGanix Partner, Western Blend, Receives Ag1000™ Organic Listing With the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Western Blend, a 25 year old acid fertilizer company in Southern New Mexico and licensed manufacturer of Ag1000™ and Ag1000™ Organic for TeraGanix, has received their organic listing of Ag1000™ Organic with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). The official notice was sent May 7, 2014. The approval allows organic farms and those in...

2014-05-06 23:05:53

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Biofertilizers. Market for Biofertilizers is projected to witness strong growth led by growing demand for organic food and the ensuing focus on organic farming practices. San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Biofertilizers represent green manure that offer the same benefits as synthetic fertilizers. These fertilizers are environmentally friendly and are obtained from natural, organic substances or humus...

2014-04-29 08:39:11

CR also fights to end the use of antibiotics on all organic fruits and vegetables; Survey shows that 9 out of 10 don't believe their use should be allowed SAN ANTONIO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Consumer Reports is releasing a nationally representative survey of more than 1,000 adults focused on the organic label. Many of the findings are directly relevant to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting, which begins today in San Antonio, TX. The poll results are...

2014-04-26 23:02:57

Easy DIY Aquaponics is a new brand method created by Andrew Endre that claims to help people grow organic produce at home by using fish waste as the natural fertilizer. The site hynguyenblog.com has written a full review to show whether this method is worth buying or not. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 Easy DIY Aquaponics is the newest guide to building an organic gardening system at home, which uses a fish ecosystem to grow and fertilize produce by using less time and less space....

2014-04-22 23:16:22

As Earth Day approaches, Harvey’s Market, DC’s healthy butcher shop, discusses the importance of eating sustainably. (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Eating meats produced by sustainable agriculture helps celebrate and support this event. Sustainable farming can be described as the practice of farming ecologically. Sustainability means farming a single...

2014-04-22 23:12:13

Volunteer agriculturalists help Congolese farmers replace harmful pesticides and techniques with organic gardening methods and natural insecticides. Garden Valley, TX (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Earth Day commemorates an effort to “… inform and energize populations so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children.” Mercy Ships agriculturalists work alongside the world’s largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, which is currently docked in the...

2014-04-22 08:26:55

Leading natural fertilizer and plant food brand provides consumers with chemical-free alternatives for their lawn care and gardening needs. PORTSMOUTH, N.H., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a harsh winter in most of the country, homeowners are preparing their outdoor spaces for a much-anticipated spring and summer season. With environmental responsibility at the top of consumers' minds, homeowners are increasingly seeking out eco-friendly lawn and plant care products that enable...


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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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