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Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

Let’s Sequester More Carbon in Our Soil

Let’s Sequester More Carbon in Our Soil

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, March 18, 2016, Boulder artist, mini-farmer and environmental activist Elizabeth Black informed the audience that agricultural land in the United States has the capacity to sequester 11 percent of American [...]

Hope for our Changing Climate: Soil Sequestration of Carbon

Hope for our Changing Climate: Soil Sequestration of Carbon

On February 20th, I will be discussing Soil Sequestration of Carbon, a hopeful new strategy for combating climate change and promoting healthy soils, in the Arapahoe Conference Room, Second Floor, Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue. I [...]

Cottage Foods and Fresh Produce Sales Are Now Allowed in the City of Boulder

Cottage Foods and Fresh Produce Sales Are Now Allowed in the City of Boulder

On April 21, 2015, the City of Boulder enacted an ordinance allowing the sale of fresh produce and cottage foods from residences in the City of Boulder.  People who are interested in learning more about the rules for these sales should read the [...]

Good Neighbor Tips for Cottage Food Producers

Good Neighbor Tips for Cottage Food Producers

Thanks to all of you who sent in your thoughtful suggestions about what should be on this list of “Good Neighbor Tips” for folks who will be selling fresh produce and cottage foods from their homes, under a proposed Cottage Foods for Boulder [...]

What Makes a Bee-keeper, Market-gardener, or Chicken-keeper a Good Neighbor? Please let me know!

What Makes a Bee-keeper, Market-gardener, or Chicken-keeper a Good Neighbor? Please let me know!

flickr creative commons https://flic.kr/p/6SNbg8 All images courtesy Elizabeth Black unless otherwise indicated During their January retreat, Boulder’s City Council decided to proceed with a two-year long Cottage Foods for Boulder Pilot [...]

NYTimes.com | A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops

NYTimes.com | A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops

Greggor Ilagan initially thought a ban on genetically modified organisms was a good idea. Jim Wilson / The New York Times "Scientists, who have come to rely on liberals in political battles over stem-cell research, climate change and the teaching [...]

When Urban Dwellers Become Livestock Farmers

When Urban Dwellers Become Livestock Farmers

A hen from our flock “'Where's André?” “Out in the garage, sharpening his knives.” We begin walking towards one of the outbuildings when the farmhands yell out “No, not there, the garage!” We are oblivious urban dwellers who [...]

Preserve Long’s Gardens, Expand Urban Agriculture

Preserve Long’s Gardens, Expand Urban Agriculture

Long’s Gardens and the adjacent community gardens cover 25 acres in the heart of Boulder. Those who visit Long’s Gardens at 3240 Broadway experience a unique piece of Boulder’s heritage that is like stepping back in time. The Long family has [...]

No Agricultural Easements Inside Boulder

No Agricultural Easements Inside Boulder

Setting aside large parcels of land in the center of a city for agricultural purposes is bad for sustainability and not in line with the mission of Boulder's Open Space program. I am referring in particular to the proposal to purchase a permanent [...]

Reflections of Boulder’s Youngest Elder Statesman

Reflections of Boulder’s Youngest Elder Statesman

Former Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor (photo from swenergy.org) In a wide-ranging talk before a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, March 1, term-limited, newly retired Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor spun colorful anecdotes, [...]

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