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Posts Tagged ‘agriculture’

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 [...]

NYTimes.com | A Simple Fix for Farming

NYTimes.com | A Simple Fix for Farming

"It's becoming clear that we can grow all the food we need, and profitably, with far fewer chemicals. And I’m not talking about imposing some utopian vision of small organic farms on the world. Conventional agriculture can shed much of its [...]

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 Commissioner Election Forum

Boulder County Commissioner Election Forum

Boulder County Commissioner candidates Garry Sanfaçon and Elise Jones listen to Lynn Segal (photos by Zane Selvans) Two of the three Boulder County Commissioner's seats are up for grab this year, and it's all but given that whoever secures the [...]

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 [...]

Down on the Farm in Boulder County

Down on the Farm in Boulder County

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Monday, January 30, a panel of five Boulder County farmers, moderated by a CSU extension agent, related, among other details, that their practices have changed significantly over the years so that they plow much less — [...]

Bouldercreek Angler | Discovering the Altona Grange-In the Nick of Time for Christmas

Bouldercreek Angler | Discovering the Altona Grange-In the Nick of Time for Christmas

"The Altona Grange building out there north of town, seemed to stand for that whole experience of farming, farming within a community. Community: that’s the key word. These pioneers of Boulder County joined forces to survive and prevail, out here [...]

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