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2014-02-27 23:34:35

Permaculture (permanent-culture) is a design approach to thinking and living on the planet. Program is offered in February, 2014. Bahamas, Caribbean (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Permaculture (permanent-culture) is a design approach to thinking and living on the planet. For more information, please visit: http://sivanandabahamas.org/course.php?course_id=3893&id=1#m Permaculture designing and thinking simply asks the question “what does it take for us as humans to live in genuine...

2014-02-27 12:28:33

System prevents efficient Canadian dairy producers from expanding into world markets OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's dairy supply management policy is costly to millions of Canadians -- consumers pay higher prices for dairy products to support a small number of farms, and the most efficient farmers are limited to the small Canadian market, according to the first release of findings from The Conference Board of Canada analysis of supply management. "All Canadians have a...

2014-02-26 23:22:28

Food activists, community builders and online educators, Gary Heine and Valerie Kausen, organized this free, online telesummit March 3-7. Their conversations with Ocean Robbins, Will Allen, Joel Salatin, Vandana Shiva, Erika Allen, Paul Stamets and fifteen other healthy food experts will be broadcast to get millions more people growing food now. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 It’s food growing time. That’s why Gary Heine and Valerie Kausen organized the first Food Growing...

2014-02-18 08:35:39

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust (AFT) today announced it has received a $200,000 grant from the Local Economies Project of the New World Foundation to expand new, local markets for farmers through the Farm To Institution New York State Partnership (FINYS). The FINYS initiative expands markets for locally-grown agricultural products by working with colleges and universities, schools and other institutions to increase the amount of locally...

2014-02-08 23:02:20

In response to an article published by The Packer, Colle Farmers Market, an organic farmers market, details the importance of organic farming in 2014 and how farmers can make the most out of Q1. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, a leading online organic farmers market, explains why organic farmers should be looking forward to 2014 and how they can expect the market to grow in the first quarter. According to a January 24th article posted on The Packer titled...

2014-02-06 23:01:56

The FDPC Permaculture Design Course is an Urban / Drylands focused, and is for everyone who is serious in learning how to create a more sustainable life in all areas: food production, energy use, transportation, housing/shelter, water use, community building and so much more. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 The 2014 Four Directions Permaculture (FDPC) Design Course is the 14th design course offered by Don Titmus in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. The FDPC Permaculture Design Course is a...

2014-02-04 11:45:44

Despite their typically small size and sparse distribution, farms that sell their products locally may boost economic growth in their communities in some regions of the U.S., according to a team of economists. "There has been a lot of hope, but little evidence, that local food systems can be an engine of economic growth in communities," said Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Northeast...

2014-02-03 12:30:08

TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached, effective February 1, 2014, to acquire Salerno Dairy. Salerno, a family-owned company in Hamilton, Ontario, has manufactured specialty Italian cheese for over 50 years. "With this acquisition we are merging two of Ontario's best traditions: a farmer-owned co-operative and a family-owned business." says Chair Paul Vickers. "We are excited about the...

2014-01-08 12:31:27

BLUMBERG GRAIN AWARDED AGRI-WAREHOUSING PROJECT IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO MIAMI, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture's recent contract for Blumberg Grain food security and storage systems, Blumberg Grain has also been chosen to provide its grain warehousing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC project includes the installation of the company's Grain Vault product line with integrated security systems. David Blumberg,...

2014-01-07 23:01:54

37 states passed or introduced bills during 2012-2013 according to an updated National Farm to School Network report released today. Washington, D.C.; South Royalton, VT (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Twenty states passed farm to school-related legislation in 2012 and 2013, and 17 other states introduced legislation, reports an updated National Farm to School Network (NFSN) survey released today. Prepared by legal researchers at Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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