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San Francisco First California City To Test Urban Farming Tax Break Law For Property Owners

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — San Francisco will soon become the first city to enact a California law giving owners who turn empty lots into gardens the chance to get a tax break, a newspaper reported. 307 more words


Plant-Based Pause No 35: Why Living Plant-Based is Better for the Planet

In November 2011, I made the decision to progress towards a plant-based diet and lifestyle. Since then, I have learnt so much about where our food comes from, and what it does to our bodies and the environment. 434 more words


Thought of the Week

Farmers know they are in a speculative business;
they routinely bet on good weather and high prices.
The difference between farmers and other speculators, however, is that society needs farmers to speculate in order to provide food and fiber to the entire population.
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Prose & Phavorite - Chickens in the Road

I am in the process of reading Suzanne McMinn’s outstanding book, “Chickens in the Road.” I am in a happy “rut” of searching out and devouring books that tell the story of leaving a familiar routine for a new life of homesteading. 88 more words


Under pressure: how do microbes grow in compacted soil?

This week, the Society for General Microbiology is hosting its first ever Focused Meeting, a mini-conference specialising on a specific topic within microbiology. This incarnation of the event is themed… 526 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Ditch The Rule: The American Farmers’ Fight Against The EPA

By Alex Ailshie

On March 25th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to expand its authority over land-use decisions to puddles, ponds, and ephemerals (land where water runs after a good rain). 299 more words