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Growing communities one garden at a time

via Purdue Extension Located within an Indianapolis food desert, 25 volunteers gathered on a hot July day to build six raised garden beds and plant cool-season vegetable crops in a community garden on the campus of HealthNet Martindale-Brightwood Health Center. The volunteers made a vision for quality food access a reality sought by determined HealthNet employees,…

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Purdue Polytechnic High School students ‘abuzz’ with urban agriculture projects

via Purdue University There’s a different type of buzz around Purdue Polytechnic High School Schweitzer Center at Englewood these days. That buzz involves two beehives on top of the school’s building on Indianapolis’ east side, greenhouse projects and hydroponics – all of which are part of the school’s Urban Agriculture Program. The passion project is…

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World Soil Day gives cause to pause at USDA NRCS

World Soil Day was designated by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) to recognize “the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to the human commonwealth through its contribution to food, water, and energy security and as a mitigator of biodiversity loss and climate change.”…

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Are Consumers and Growers Putting Dollars in the Local Food Industry?

On September 23, 2019, Urban Ag News, Hort Americas and GE Current, a Daintree company hosted the inaugural Great Lakes Ag Tech Summit. Held at the historic Nela Park campus in Cleveland, the event featured keynotes and panel discussions from leading researchers and innovative growers in the Great Lakes region who are shaping the future…

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