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2014-03-11 23:26:33

The CCOF Foundation and UNFI Foundation, along with other organic industry leaders Driscoll’s, Organic Valley, and Bradmer Foods launch New Future Organic Farmer Grant. Grant will focus on three target areas: K-12 educational projects, individual grants for higher and vocational education, and disadvantaged communities. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 The CCOF Foundation and UNFI Foundation, along with other industry leaders Driscoll’s, Organic Valley, and Bradmer Foods are...

2014-03-07 08:22:41

Makers of More Than 75 Organic Products Starts 2014 with the Launch of Chewy Granola Bars Made with Organic Pea Protein and Graham Crunch Cereal SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cascadian Farm(TM) announced new products and an ongoing commitment to sustainability and organic consumers today at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. (Booth #3538). The brand also announced that it partnered with Flatter World to launch a new campaign that encourages teachers and...

2014-03-06 23:21:55

Celebrity guests at the GBK pre-Oscars Gift Lounge supported the #Tweet4Trees social media campaign while getting a sneak peek at the new Arctic Berry Illuminating Collection. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Éminence Organic Skin Care created their own Hollywood buzz leading up to the Oscars this past weekend. On February 28th and March 1st in Los Angeles, the stars gathered at the GBK exclusive pre-Oscar Gift Lounge to participate in Éminence’s engaging #Tweet4Trees...

2014-03-06 08:33:04

CHICAGO, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world celebrates the International Year of Family Farming, Food Tank: The Food Think Tank (http://www.FoodTank.com) highlights new research in a report, Food Tank by the Numbers: Family Farming, that features original research from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and draws on dozens of experts. The report proves that family farms--farms or ranches owned and operated by families--are not only feeding the world, but also developing...

2014-03-04 23:04:17

Look Good and Feel Good in 72 Earth- and People-Friendly Styles This Spring Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 PrAna has increased its organic cotton offerings by another 11% since its last collection, helping people choose more apparel that’s pesticide- and insecticide-free, while supporting its suppliers’ communities. “One of prAna’s core values is sustainability so converting current styles to organic cotton while introducing new ones is an ongoing initiative for us,” said...

2014-03-04 08:32:32

Jeavons' food-growing methods are practiced in 141 countries and by such organizations as UNICEF, Save the Children, and the Peace Corps BASTROP, Texas, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Jeavons has been working for 42 years researching and promoting backyard food production. He is the author of the best-selling book "How to Grow More Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible On Less Land Than You Can Imagine" which has over...

2014-03-03 23:28:13

Following an article posted on Live Science, Colle Farmers Market, discusses the new farm bill and how it benefits organic farmers. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, an online organic farmers market, discusses the new farm bill and how it could benefit organic farms and systems. According to a January 31st article posted on Sustainable Agriculture titled “What is in the 2014 Farm Bill for Sustainable Farms and Food Systems,” the NSAC released a farm bill that...

2014-03-01 23:03:34

Following an article posted on NJ.com, Colle Farmers Market, advocate for organic farm, explains when to buy organic food products. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) March 01, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, advocate for organic farms, offers advice to consumers on when they should buy organic versus conventionally grown produce. According to a February 22nd article posted on NJ.com titled “When to Choose Organic Food Products,” deciding when to buy organic foods can be tricky. Though they are...

2014-02-27 23:05:06

Market Publishers Ltd announces that in-demand BAC Reports research studies covering different countries’ organic fertilizer markets have been added to its catalogue. London, UK (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Market Publishers Ltd announces that in-demand BAC Reports research studies covering different countries’ organic fertilizer markets have been added to its catalogue. Organic Fertilizer Market in United States: Business Report 2014. In 2011, the volume of the US organic fertilizer...

2014-02-26 08:32:41

DUBLIN, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sx6wv5/organic_food_and ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Organic Food & Organic Beverages Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Organic foods are food raised or grown without the use of any synthetic chemicals, additives, coloring agents, genetic manipulation or...


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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