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2013-11-14 23:29:16

The Urban Farm released a new iPhone and iPad app today called Urban Farm Guides; the app contains urban farming guidebooks that inspire users to create their own urban farms. Current How-To Guide topics include growing your own organic food, raising chickens, saving seeds, and creating your own sustainable, organic, urban farm. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 This week UrbanFarm.org released an innovative educational app for iPhone and iPad that will give users access to...

2013-11-06 23:02:15

An increasing number of schools are connecting students with local food and agriculture education. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Throughout October, schools and preschools across the country celebrated National Farm to School Month with locally sourced school meals, garden festivals, farm field trips and other events that helped students improve their food and agricultural literacy and their diets while offering local farmers a new market. Farm to school is the practice of...

2013-11-06 16:33:17

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition and the New Orleans Food and Farm Network broke ground on a unique community farm and food center in New Orleans, "Growing Local NOLA." Amid much celebrating, city and state officials, along with others offered support, congratulatory remarks and well wishes for the future. Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell welcomed Growing Local NOLA to her district. She said, "Growing Local NOLA has been a long...

2013-10-29 12:32:51

Bankers without Borders to award end-to-end volunteer management technology solution to 5 organizations with promising volunteer initiatives. WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its 5th Anniversary celebration, Bankers without Borders®, a Grameen Foundation initiative, announced the launch of the High Five Skillanthropy Giveaway Competition. Organizations with promising volunteer initiatives will vie for the Skillanthropy Technology Solution, Bankers...

2013-10-29 08:31:26

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Grameen Foundation today announced that it has received a grant from The Moody's Foundation to enable poverty data to be used more effectively by social sector organizations to measure, track and report on their clients' poverty levels using the Progress out of Poverty Index(®) (PPI(®)). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130712/DC46632LOGO) The $393,669 two-year grant from The Moody's Foundation will support the...

2013-10-26 23:03:01

In response to an article published in The Economic Times, Colle Farmers Market comments on the growing worldwide support of organic farms. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 Colle Farmers Market responds to an article published by The Economic Times on October 12th, which states that organic farmers in India are sidestepping supermarkets by setting up farmers markets in metropolitan areas. According to The Economic Times article entitled “Organic bazaars come to small towns; farmers...

2013-10-21 16:26:41

Family Farm Organization Says Government Shutdown Worsened Impact CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As farmers in Colorado deal with serious flood damage and ranchers in South Dakota dig out from an early blizzard that killed tens of thousands of cattle, Farm Aid has activated its Family Farm Disaster Fund and issued emergency grants to help farm and ranch families begin to recover. "Our hearts go out to the Colorado farmers who saw their precious soil...

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...

2013-10-07 23:04:31

Schools and preschools across the country are celebrating the third annual National Farm to School Month throughout October. Farm to school practices seek to improve the health of school food and create new economic opportunities for local farmers. (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Throughout October, schools and preschools across the country will be celebrating the third annual National Farm to School Month, an event that recognizes the significant role that farm to school can play in creating...

2013-09-30 23:40:36

In response to an article published by the Badger Herald, Colle Farmers Market, an advocate for local vegetables, issues a statement commending Dane County, Wisconsin for leasing land for organic farming to promote community land use. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Colle Farmers Market, an advocate for local vegetables, responds to an article published by the Badger Herald on September 20th, which discusses how Dane County, Wisconsin is leasing land in one of its parks for organic...