Posts Tagged Agriculture

Live Tree-Towers and Remote Gardening, Two Things You May Have Missed

September 30, 2009
Live Tree-Towers and Remote Gardening, Two Things You May Have Missed

Today I’d like to share two light little tidbits that you may have missed in the hubub surrounding the healthcare debate and UN climate conference. First, Science Daily reported that scientists and designers in Stuttgart have developed a “baubotanical” tower made from living trees. They explain that the goal of the “research is to design and to build living plant […]

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The Demise of the Honey Bee and Urban Ecology

June 16, 2009

Depending on who you talk to, the demise of the honey bee has become one of the more powerful cautionary tales of the dangers of environmental toxins, global warming, or species extinction. Most publicly, Colony Collapse Disorder has spelled sizable trouble for big agriculture in the U.S. and beyond. Almond and apple growers, for example, […]

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Sustainable Farming North of NYC

May 19, 2009

A few weeks ago I posted a little piece on where our organic milk comes from.  I’ve got something similar this week.  But rather than milk, I’ll be visiting a source of veggies.  And eggs.  And meat. All these edibles are grown, as sustainably as possible, at Stone Barns in Tarrytown (you may have seen […]

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Progressive Foodies of NYC Unite!

April 28, 2009
Progressive Foodies of NYC Unite!

Keen on setting up a food co-op or CSA in your neighborhood? Fascinated by the idea of keeping bees and raising chickens right in the heart of the city? Crave a food system that is more just, sustainable, healthy and delicious? If you’ve answered yes, even hesitantly, to any of these questions and are in […]

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Luxury and Locavores

July 22, 2008
Luxury and Locavores

Oh How Things Change Who needs caviar from the Caspian or foie gras from France? These days, the well heeled can show their status by the bounty that comes right from their backyard. An article featured in the Times reports on the business practices of Trevor Paque of the San Francisco bay area who builds […]

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