WWII Escape Tunnels Converted to World’s First Sustainable Underground Urban Farm

July 6, 2015, thefreethoughtproject.com | “In an amazing example of low-impact, high-yield farming, an underground urban farm has begun operation in London in old World War II tunnels beneath the city.  The Growing Underground is the world’s first underground urban garden. It is an eco-friendly, sustainable farming business, which uses LED and hydroponics to produce a wide assortment of vegetables and herbs.”

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100 Feet below one of the world’s largest cities lies vast expanses of eco-friendly LED lit gardens. The food never has to be trucked anywhere.
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Pope Francis Slams GMOs and Pesticides for Environmental and Social Damage

June 16, 2015, sustainablepulse.com | “On the subject of GMOs Pope Francis states; ‘It is difficult to give an overall judgment on the development of genetically modified organisms (GMO), plant or animal, for medical purposes or in agriculture, since they can be very different and require different considerations.  Although we do not have definitive evidence about the damage that transgenic cereals could cause to humans, and in some regions their use has produced economic growth that has helped solve some problems, there are significant problems that should not be minimized.”

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France Bans Sale of Monsanto Herbicide Roundup in Nurseries

June 14, 2015, www.ndtv.com | “French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal announced today a ban on the sale of popular weedkiller Roundup from garden centres, which the UN has warned may be carcinogenic. The active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, was in March classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).”

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Judge Upholds Genetically Engineered Crop Ban in Jackson County

June 3, 2015, wakeup-world.com | “In an era where big money is tossed around by biotech and pesticide behemoths like Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, DuPont and others to defeat laws restricting GMOs, it’s heartening to see grassroots anti-GMO efforts making headway. The latest example involves an American federal court ruling upholding a Jackson County, Oregon ban on genetically engineered crops.”

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great news to share. WE WON our lawsuit against Monsanto in Jackson county!!!!!!
A great big THANK YOU for all you who gave their time, knowledge, $$$$ in the Kickstarter to pay for the lawyer costs, your wisdom and support.
Above All goes a heartfelt Thank you to the core team at
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Chris Hardy, Elise Higley, we love YOU.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead”

Organic Trumps Conventional Across the Board: Highlights from The Rodale Institute’s 30-Year Report

April 26, 2015, foodtank.com | “After a 30-year side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional agricultural systems, the Rodale Institute reports that organic systems match, or even outperform, conventional systems in terms of yield, profitability, and energy efficiency, while having positive effects on soil health, water quality, and rural communities.”

After a 30-year side-by-side comparison of organic and conventional agricultural systems, the Rodale Institute reports that organic systems match, or even outperform, conventional systems in terms of yield, profitability, and energy efficiency, while having positive effects on soil health, water quality, and rural communities.
The Rodale Institute’s Farming Systems Trial® has concluded that organic methods are superior across the board.
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Regenerative Ranching in North Dakota

Dec 11, 2014, www.youtube.com | “Outside Bismarck, ND is a ranch that exemplifies a quiet revolution in commercial agriculture. While more and more consumers learn about the overwhelming benefits of eating healthfully (preferably local, organic food), a growing number of farmers and ranchers are weaning themselves from the grip of a small cartel of extremely powerful chemical “pharming” corporations. They are returning to a style of farming that had always existed before. Gabe & Paul Brown are a father and son who are not shy about showing off their beautiful land and visibly happy livestock. They practice what they call “Regenerative Farming” – a set of practices that encourage biodiversity and the natural enrichment of untilled soils.”

An example of Regenerative Farming & Ranching to mitigate climate change: All no-till, with animals grazing on the cover crops and crop residues = less C02 into the atmosphere. No pesticides, fertilizers, or fungicides, since 1993.
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20 Urban Food Forests from Around the World

July 28, 2014, www.shareable.net | “The concept of a food forest has its roots in permaculture, a philosophy that advocates for managing agricultural landscapes in harmony with nature. The practice emphasizes perennial, low-maintenance crops that leverage natural nutrient inputs, drainage patterns and climate to achieve a self-sustaining, food-producing ecosystem. A food forest is quite literally a forest that produces food for people (and, most certainly, forest critters) to eat.”

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In These Cities, Your Next Snack May Be Growing in a Public Park

More Cities Jump on the Food Forest Bandwagon

July 9, 2014, www.takepart.com | “For food-loving travelers, stopping at the farmers market or a local food-minded restaurant is a requisite part of visiting a new city. But as you travel this summer, know that in some cases you may not have to enter a shop or even get out your wallet to enjoy the local bounty. That’s because an increasing number of cities are building edible landscapes—trees and plants bearing fruit, nuts, and even spices—right into the cityscape.”

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FOOD FORESTS/ FREE GOING VIRAL IN US CITIES
And Planting trees regenerates the Earth
In These Cities, Your Next Snack May Be Growing in a Public Park
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Fruit is free in these urban centers, thanks to food-bearing plants and trees growing right next to skyscrapers.

Food Security in Zimbabwe through Permaculture

August 12, 2013, www.indiegogo.com | “Hi, I’m John Seed of the Rainforest Information Centre. I’ve been working for the conservation of nature since 1979. I’ve noticed that wherever rainforests are disappearing, one of the engines of the destruction is invariably unsustainable agriculture.”

Food Security through Permaculture in Zimbabwe
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22 years of permaculture has moved 7000 people from malnutrition to abundance. Help them teach another impoverished community how food security may be attained
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Into the woods: Seattle plants a public food forest

Feb 28, 2012, www.grist.org | “Food forests are shaping up to be the next evolution of urban farming. “A food forest is more of a perennial garden; it’s a land management system that’s based on the natural system of a forest,” said Glenn Herlihy. He designed the original plans for the BFF with classmates in a permaculture course in 2009, and, as part of a volunteer steering committee called the Friends of Beacon Food Forest, has been actively involved in nudging it to fruition ever since.”

 

“Into the woods: Seattle plants a public food forest
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There’s a stretch of arterial in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood that I’ve traveled probably thousands of times without giving a second thought to the empty, grassy hillside it parallels. …”

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