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Posts Tagged ‘farming’

Grist | Genetic engineering vs. natural breeding: What’s the difference?

Grist | Genetic engineering vs. natural breeding: What’s the difference?

"What bothers me about genetically engineered crops, I told her, is that the technology seems to disrupt the co-evolutionary relationship between farmer and plant. I like the idea of farmers saving seeds and coaxing plants toward a greater harmony [...]

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 [...]

How Do We Grow Organic Farming in Boulder County?

How Do We Grow Organic Farming in Boulder County?

Sol y Sombra Farm (from http://www.solysombrafarm.com/about.html) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum about organic farming on the evening of January 28, 2013, a panel of experts suggested that the current farming culture, promoted by Monsanto and [...]

Volunteering at Growing Gardens

Volunteering at Growing Gardens

Photo by Maggie Field My great grandfather was a professional gardener in the English countryside. His profession was passed down as both a hobby and passion to my grandparents, and next my father. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs I had little [...]

Boulder County Water Tour

Boulder County Water Tour

Mark your calendar for the Boulder County Water Tour, Saturday, June 23, 8:45am – 3pm Would you like to learn more about the role that water plays in Boulder County agriculture? Then register today for the Boulder County Water Tour.  This [...]

RT | Monsanto threatens the sue the entire state of Vermont

RT | Monsanto threatens the sue the entire state of Vermont

"Lawmakers in Vermont are looking to regulate food labels so customers can know which products are made from genetically modified crops, but agricultural giants Monsanto say they will sue if the state follows through. "If the bill in question, [...]

Utne Reader | Shifting Prospects for a New Farm Bill

Utne Reader | Shifting Prospects for a New Farm Bill

"Later this year, the federal Farm Bill that was enacted in 2008 is set to expire. Although Congress already has plenty on its plate—not to mention the ongoing kerfuffle over Obamacare at the Supreme Court—there’s a good chance they’ll make [...]

NewWest.Net | Challenges of a Colorado Local Food Initiative

NewWest.Net | Challenges of a Colorado Local Food Initiative

"Brownlee maintains that one indication of an increased awareness of food localization in the county is that the number of restaurants actively buying local food has increased from eight in 2006 to more than 80. He could not quantify exactly how [...]

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