5 Ideas For a Special Easter

02/04/2015

So the holidays are almost here, huh? What we usually do when we have many days-off lined one after the other is to succumb to our escalating levels of laziness and spent all of our free time eating and…

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Collaborative Consumption Principles

15/03/2013

The world continues to change and we continue to see resurgence in ways of life that have worked in the past. This is true with collaborative consumption, as it is gaining momentum again in a variety of areas of lifestyles. The short definition is to share the use of something. This can apply to many things, from those who like to trade books for reading, to the sharing of bicycles and cars as modes of transportation, usually in large cities such as New York. Collaborative consumption also…

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Pioneer Farm: Eco Hostel Hawaii

11/03/2013

Our farm is located on the big island of Hawaii. We are a permaculture minded organization that is actively engaged in at least 6 methods of compost production. We are in the process of constructing a 3000 square foot green house. We are 100% solar powered, producing over 20 kw/hr of electricity each day. Currently, we are completing our initial infrastructure projects which include a 10,000 gallon water catchment and filtration system, composting toilets, flush toilets, eco shower, 21 kw/hrs…

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Community Gardening: A Taste of the Farm Life to the City

06/03/2013

When a few friends and neighbors approached a local school about a temporary use for some vacant land, it benefited the entire community. That’s what happened in a Sacramento neighborhood and it brought a taste of the farm life to the city. On that land, they developed a community garden. There was not a lot of planning about what they were going to plant and where. They just did it. No chemicals were used to kill weeds or pests; the produce was raised organically, through good soil and water, and…

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Pioneer Farm: AlAnn Ranch

27/02/2013

We are a 90-acre family-run alpaca and mohair farm. We - shear, spin and card, knit and crochet and felt - our own animals for fiber. We milk our goats and hand-raise some kids so we can make cheeses. We also breed Muscovy ducks for eggs and meat. The ducks help the chickens keep the insect populations down to a maintainable level. We compost all our manure for use on pastures and for sale. We are working hard to improve our pastures, using Yeoman's' techniques, and sustainable practices at all…

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Pioneer Farm: Communigrow, UK

18/02/2013

Communigrow is a social enterprise working in Kent, to create a community growing project for the benefit of young people and families interested in growing their own produce affordably and sustainably. There is one line that sums up the idea, "We are never going to be able to afford local, organic, sustainably raised food without doing it for ourselves" Inspired by the ever increasing interest in good local food with a desire to exhibit best community engagement it is essential to promote…

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25 Tips On Minimizing Food Waste

11/02/2013

Image credit: epSos.de It was Family Day yesterday. Meaning, dinner at mum`s. Meaning, stuffing. Don`t get me wrong. I love my mum. But there is no way I can accommodate all this quantity of food. Soup, bread, butter, salad, second salad, third salad, appetizers, main course, meat is compulsory, accompanied by potatoes or rice, whatever the hardest for digestion combination, dessert. No way. Same goes for my boyfriend. And my brother. And his wife. And their kid. And my sister and stepdad. I know the…

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Pioneer Farm: Flint Ingredient Co.

03/01/2013

Flint Ingredient Co. farms are situated on two properties, one homestead inside the city of Flint, Michigan, USA - (1/4 acre) mostly vegetable production with some fruit. We extend the season on that site using a series of low tunnels. This past season we sold at two neighborhood markets as well directly to several local restaurants and started a small CSA of 3 shares. This summer we were able to purchase 10 acres just outside the city of Flint in Mt Morris and built our first hoop house. We…

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Pioneer Farm: Habiba Organic Farm

17/12/2012

This is a small farm in desert of South Sinai with a big idea: Habiba Organic Farm wants to revolutionize community-based agriculture in Egypt. Founded by Maged El Said in 2007, Habiba is located near the sea in the city of Nuweiba in the southern Sinai Peninsula. The Sinai and its people have a long and storied tradition, but little history of self-sufficient farming. We want to change that. 

It's an ambitious plan. Currently the farm acts as a sort of community center, encouraging people from the…

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Pioneer Farms: Denver Green School Community Farm

03/12/2012

Blog post by David Shapiro Denver Green School Community Farm (managed by Sprout City Farms) is situated in Denver, Colorado, USA. We are an organic 1.1 acre farm on the grounds of a Denver Public School, The Denver Green School.  We grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers and sell/donate our produce directly to the school cafeteria, in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, at farm stands and donate produce to local nonprofit organizations like the African Community Center.  We grow 120…

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