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Amy Elliott Bragg
4 September 2015
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Urban farms across the country are incorporating creative strategies to make farms sustainable. Farms in Cleveland are teaching refugees to engage in agriculture as a way to adapt to their new community, while one far...
3 August 2015
Under 800 Words
Limited fertile land and scarce water make traditional farming difficult in Kenya, so several organizations have begun teaching women how to farm out of sacks. The practice is spreading throughout Kenya and to other A...
24 July 2015
Newfield, New York, United States
When veterans return from service, there is often a need for meaningful, guided reintegration into civilian life - farm business incubator programs in New York are helping veterans to learn the trade and start their o...
30 June 2015
New York, New York, United States
Under 800 Words
Culinary and agricultural education can sometimes take a backseat to the more academic side of high school. But Blue Hill is teaching high school students the importance of healthy cooking and home grown produce throu...
27 April 2015
Gonzales, California, United States
Half of U.S. farm workers are Hispanic, but few make it to leadership positions. A historically white non-profit, FFA, is creating equal education programs in California to increase leadership opportunities for minori...
24 April 2015
In India, many farmers, especially women farmers, have transitioned to organic farming. While it requires a serious set of skills and knowledge, organic farming increases yields and decreases costs by eliminating the ...
6 February 2015
Under 800 Words
Vertical container farming offers an innovative adaptation to climate change and soil salinity. In Bangladesh, the nonprofit, WorldFish Center, promotes the practice of vertical farming, providing education and resour...
14 October 2013
Oakland, California, United States
Disadvantaged individuals can often have difficulty finding employment due to lack of job training and references. A free 12-week program offers intensive culinary training at St. Vincent de Paul kitchen along with ot...
5 June 2013
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Under 3 Minutes
To minimize the problem of abandoned lots, the city of Newark created a program called Adopt-a-Lot. This urban gardening program allows city residents to use a lot to grow flowers, fruits, and vegetables, and the city...
3 April 2013
To combat hunger and malnutrition, Digital Green, an N.G.O., is creating and delivering videos about cheap, innovative farming techniques that can substantially increase small farmers' production of staple foods in In...
16 February 2013
The System of Root Intensification (SRI) method resulted in dramatically high yields from one Indian village. The system centers on a "less is more" approach and results in higher yields—without the use of GMOs. The i...
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