TOPIC: ORGANIC FARMING (24)

The Lancaster Food Company

http://www.thelancasterfoodcompany.com

Inspired by a bounty of local produce and a disproportion of local area poverty, The Lancaster Food Company’s mission is to create extraordinary food sourced from nearby organic farmers and hire people out of poverty into thriving-wage jobs. The only certified organic food company in Lancaster, PA, the company’s mission includes paying better than living wages and hiring people who might otherwise have difficulty getting work because of personal histories, education, literacy, or language barriers. 

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Organic, Food, Lancaster Food Company, Farming

Future Feeders

http://futurefeeders.weebly.com

Future Feeders is growing the next generation of farmers. We want to engage young people in agriculture and develop pathways for skills development and long term happy, viable and sustainable careers in food production and land management. We are committed to ethical land stewardship and believe that this will be an essential foundation for successful food production now and into the future.

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Future Feeders, Farmers, Australia, Organic Farming

First Generation Farmers

http://www.firstgenerationfarmers.org/#!home/mainPage

First Generation Farmers is a non-profit community farm in California’s East Bay Area. We demonstrate all aspects of sustainable and organic
agriculture to promote new generations of farmers. 
We facilitate food access from and for the local community while conserving natural resources, providing public education, access to open space.

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First Generation Farmers, Farmer, Organic Farming, Community

RipeNear.Me

http://www.ripenear.me

We were founded by Alistair Martin and Helena Martin in Adelaide, Australia - two foodies passionate about local and fresh produce. RipeNear.Me aims to dramatically increase the quantity of urban and sustainably grown foods, provide an platform for growers to establish a profitable ecosystem or micro farm, give passionate foodies better access to the best local, home grown, and in season food and reduce food waste. 

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Ripe Near Me, Urban Farming, Sustainability, Fresh Produce, Farming

Jones Valley Teaching Farm

http://jonesvalleyteachingfarm.org

Jones Valley Teaching Farm is not just a place where delicious food grows—it’s a place where young minds blossom. Our mission, put simply, is to make our community a healthier place. And our focus is empowering future generations with an education eat smarter, think healthier—and live better.

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Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF), Organic Farming, Education, Children, School, Nutrition, Community

Polyface Inc

http://www.polyfacefarms.com

Polyface, Inc. is a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

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Organic Farming, Joel Salatin, Farm, Farming, Food Inc, What's On Your Plate, Industry, Farmer, Natural

Bike A Bee

http://bikeabee.com

Bike·a·Bee is connecting Chicago greenspaces, community gardens and urban farms with beehives that need a nice sunny spot to live. All of the hives are visited and cared for on a bike!

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Bike A Bee, Chicago, Bee, Beehive, Beekeeping, Urban Farming, Bike, Bicycle

Proximity Designs

http://proximitydesigns.org

Proximity Designs is an award winning social enterprise designing products and services that help Myanmar rural families achieve their goals.

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Proximity Designs, Farming, Myanmar, Burma, Design, Products, Rural, Irrigation, Farmer

HarvestGeek

http://www.harvestgeek.com

The core ideal which we believe at HarvestGeek is that the economics of large-scale industrial agriculture is not a sustainable proposition thus the need for efficient, tested and reproducible methods of small-scale food production. We'd like to see communities producing the bulk of their own food. The benefits to this we believe are many.
By empowering the local food movement, communities will benefit from new employment opportunities, money spent on food will stay in the community, fossil fuel use due to food transportation will drop off sharply, impoverished areas access to (healthy) food will increase, and we will be seeding a new generation with an appreciation for food, their health, and their connection to the Earth.

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HarvestGeek, Urban Farming, Farming, Kickstarter

Back to the Roots

http://www.backtotheroots.com

Back to the Roots is an organization on a mission to take back our food and take back our health by creating that make it as easy as possible for people to grow their own food at home. The BTTR Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Garden and Home Aquaponics Garden encourage fresh, healthy eating as well as learning about where food comes from and why what we choose to eat is crucial to our health. 

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Back To The Roots, Gourmet, Mushrooms, Oyster Mushrooms, Whole Foods, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Sustainability, Kit, Schools, Donate, Farming, Alejandro Velez, Nikhil Arora, California

Real Time Farms

http://www.realtimefarms.com

Real Time Farms is a crowd-sourced nationwide food guide. Everyone, from farmers to foodies, can share photos and information about food: how it was grown, who grew it and where to find it. We all deserve to know where our food comes from, and Real Time Farms enables you to trace your food back to the farm, so you can find food you feel good about eating.

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Real Time Farms, Food, Transparency, Organic, Food Artisans, Local, Food52, Farmers Market

Farming the City

http://farmingthecity.net

CITIES' Farming the City pilot project has been running in Amsterdam since November 2010, bringing city dwellers to explore inspirational ways of producing, storing, cooking, preserving, distributing and sharing food. 

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Urban Farming, Farming, Cities, Food, Sustainability, Map, Social Media

Gotham Greens

http://gothamgreens.com

Gotham Greens’ first greenhouse facility, located on a rooftop in Greenpoint, Brookyn. Our state of the art rooftop greenhouses combine advanced horticultural and engineering techniques to optimize crop production, crop quality, and production efficiency. The climate controlled facility will grow premium quality produce, year-round. Gotham Greens  provides locally grown vegetables and herbs, even in the winter months, when local supply is typically low.

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Gotham Greens, Brooklyn, New York, Greenhouse, Produce, Agriculture

The Urban Homestead Project

http://urbanhomestead.org

Surrounded by urban sprawl and just a short distance from a freeway, the Urban Homestead project is a family operated and highly productive city farm. It is also a successful, real-life working model for sustainable agriculture and eco living in urban areas. 

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Urban Homestead, Organic Farming, City Farm, Agriculture

Truck Farm

http://www.truckfarm.org

Truck Farm is a mobile garden education project founded in Brooklyn, NY. Director Ian Cheney's other projects include King Corn, The Greening of Southie, and The City Dark. 

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Ian Cheney, Cities, New Urbanism, New York, Local Food, Food, Vegetables, Public Spaces