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2014-08-28 23:18:07

Surpassing its initial Indiegogo campaign goal, The Polish Ambassador’s “Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour” will launch in October 2014. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 This October, electronic music musician David Sulgalski aka The Polish Ambassador will partner with a team of permaculture educators and community organizers to bring Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour to venues in major cities across the United States. This...

2014-08-28 23:08:18

New KIDS’ SHARE Launches in Greater Boston Watertown, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Siena Farms, in partnership with ChopChop Kids, Inc., is delighted to present its new Kids’ Share, which is designed for children ages 6-12. The Siena Farms Kids’ Share will encourage kids (and their parents) to get into the kitchen, have some fun, and cook real food from their very own vegetable share. Each week the Kids’ Share will be themed and recipe-focused. In addition to the farm’s fabulous...

2014-08-28 23:02:39

In a press conference Monday, August 25th, Yucatan Governor Rolando Zapata Bello says the 17th Microcredit Summit "reflects national and international strategies to democratize credit and reduce poverty." Co-organizers of the Summit, the Microcredit Summit Campaign and PRONAFIM will present the future of global microfinance this September 2 to 5 in Mérida, Yucatán. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The Governor of Yucatán, Rolando Zapata Bello, presented the 17th...

2014-08-21 16:25:46

Preserved Lands Expected to Break Half-Million Acre Mark This Fall HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today announced the protection of 26 Pennsylvania farms totaling 2,363 acres, putting the commonwealth on track to safeguard its half-millionth acre of farmland from development by the end of 2014. Since the program began in 1988, federal, state, county and local governments have invested more than $1.2 billion to preserve...

2014-08-20 23:06:38

Early bird deadline is Sept. 10 to register for Seedstock’s 3rd Annual Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference. Two-day event (Nov. 11-12) includes tour of Los Angeles’ first multi-faceted food production business incubator for local entrepreneurs and a shipping container farm. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Attendees of Seedstock’s 3rd Annual Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference will get a sneak peak at Los Angeles’ first multi-faceted food production...

2014-08-05 12:23:32

National nonprofit celebrates Farmers' Market Week by helping farmers improve animal welfare CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) awarded nearly $60,000 in grants to farmers located across the country to help them transition to pasture-based systems, improve the marketing of their humane products, and enrich the conditions in which their farm animals are raised. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140805/133608 24 farmers...

2014-08-01 23:04:07

Farmers’ Markets are seeing an enormous, nationwide resurgence as consumers focus on buying and eating local produce. While many of the sellers at these markets are simply looking to make extra money, others are finding long-term, sustainable success through careful planning, a service one-leading business planning company is proud to announce increased support for in the second half of 2014. (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 "Many small farmers and even home crafters and specialty food...

2014-07-25 23:08:43

JCHC Senior Living Community offers sustainably grown fruits and vegetables plus fresh flowers weekly. As part of Tuv Ha’Aretz CSA program, residents enjoy fresh produce while supporting local farmers. Whippany, N.J. (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Residents of the Lester Senior Housing Community (http://jchcorp.org/lester-senior-housing-whippany-nj-community-life/) have a new convenience to enjoy all summer with the opening of its Friday Farmers Market in its Country Store. The senior living...

2014-07-24 00:21:18

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Jack White to headline Farm Aid 2014 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre RALEIGH, N.C., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid announced today that its annual benefit festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, N.C., with tickets on sale to the public on Friday, Aug. 1. "In North Carolina and across the Southeast, family farmers have struggled to stay on the land, but they...

2014-07-07 12:30:16

Foundation Also Announces Leadership Changes WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grameen Foundation today announced the appointment of Nelson Mattos and Eleanor Wagner to its board of directors. It has also made key changes to its leadership team, with Hillary Miller-Wise, Camilla Nestor and Steve Wardle taking on new roles. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130712/DC46632LOGO Nelson Mattos' 30-year career as a technical executive includes serving as Google's...


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