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Urban Farming/Gardening Project

There is a great need to develop more sustainable communityfarming/ gardening practices within urban areas to feed the most needy. In this group we are looking for land preservation strategies for community farms.

Location: Fort Wayne
Members: 51
Latest Activity: Jun 12

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Comment by Ellen on April 3, 2013 at 9:50am

Need heirloom edamame seeds, as seed supplier is out of stock, does anyone know of local supplier with heirloom stock?

Good news here.

http://www.abc3340.com/story/21825000/us-soybean-farmers-see-growth...

 

Comment by Ellen on March 24, 2013 at 3:14pm

Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier
Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
........written by farmer Joel Salatin

 

Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as "Virginia's most multifaceted
agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture" and profiled in the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the bestselling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, understands what food should be: Wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life. And his message doesn't stop there. From child-rearing, to creating quality family time, to respecting the environment, Salatin writes with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller's knack for the revealing anecdote.

Salatin's crucial message and distinctive voice--practical, provocative, scientific, and down-home philosophical in equal measure--make FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL a must-read book.

Comment by Ellen on March 22, 2013 at 11:51am
"You can read a lot about this online, and it’s weird, hippy organic types,” Zumbrun said. “We real farmers don’t listen to that” 
No, mister farmer, they are called new age agrarians that are growing healthy food based on well known agrar...ian principles that date back thousands of years, and  could care less about the 'bottom dollar, and money in your pocket approach.'  It is more about health, of the land, and people.
Comment by Ellen on February 20, 2013 at 10:09am

Met with the elders of NE Fort Wayne Christian Church....about the  proposal to farm/garden 1/4 acre + plot of church property. This is urban farming along with a group of teens from the 'Crossing.' 

**By working alongside students and staff at the Crossing we will have the opportunity to join in on their current mission that has already proven to be life giving for many of its students. Furthermore this opportunity could result in a mutually beneficial relationship between members of the Northeast community and the students.The details of these components have not been fully elucidated, but we have made and continue to make partners in the community and with the Crossing on many levels.
Comment by Ernest Rando on February 7, 2013 at 3:59pm

It was a wonderful group of folks, I think the thing I like most is just being around 20 other folks that are all learning from each other and sharing all week. It is also pretty cool being able to just share experiences with new visitors each season.

Comment by Ellen on February 7, 2013 at 11:58am

Thanks Ernest! Checked the midwest permie site, wondering how the winter course   went?

Comment by Ernest Rando on February 5, 2013 at 4:29pm

Glad to hear your enjoying the food from your land!

Comment by Ellen on February 1, 2013 at 11:41am

I have many pics of my great grand-parents, grand-parents, aunts, uncles, mother, father on the farm, kinda like this pic from back in the day.

Comment by Ellen on February 1, 2013 at 1:35am

Can hardly believe I harvested  on Wed. a good sized bag of broccoli florets from plants left growing, heavily mulched, no hoop cover, sub-zero temps. We enjoyed homemade organic potato, broccoli, onion, venison, soup....ummmmm

Comment by Ellen on January 28, 2013 at 5:08pm

Continuing , or to take away whatever strides this state has taken to mitigate the ruinous policies of  Ag. Sec Butz's era, that of only recognizing productivity, business aspect of farming, not the problems of land maintenance, or problems of the small farmer. Policies that ignore fertility, health of the soil, or the health, wisdom, thrift, stewardship of the farming community.

Published: January 25, 2013 3:00 a.m.

Editorials

No favors for farms

House Joint Resolution 5 and Senate Joint Resolution 27, identical pieces of legislation making their way through the two chambers, seek to AMEND the Indiana Constitution to prevent any legislative body from adopting any rules regulating farming.

Senate Bill 571, authored by Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City would allow special interest groups, agri-business, or agricultural industry, not agri-CULTURE per se to write its own rules.

Senate Bills 131 and 178 are nearly identical bills that seek to change state law so that the courts are required to award attorneys’ fees to the prevailing party when a lawsuit is deemed groundless or frivolous, and originally authored by CAFO owners.

Senate Bill 88, authored by Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, also would require courts to make the losing party pay all legal fees, but it goes further in that it includes all civil lawsuits, not just those ruled frivolous.

Good grief!!!! ....... If it passes, Indiana would be the first state in America to adopt a “loser pays” system.

http://www.jg.net/article/20130125/EDIT07/301259982/1021/EDIT

 

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