Locavore

Sustainable Farming

Why farms want cold winters

Below the surface, freezing does a lot of good; here’s why warmer winters are troubling.

Locavore

We can fund that! USDA grants help the local food movement grow

With a new round of grants worth $44 million, the government is helping small, local food producers move toward reaching a wider audience.

Food

Urban farmers vs. NIMBYist vegans, round one

Urban farmers are raising and slaughtering their own livestock, and a shadowy organization called Neighbors Opposed to Backyard Slaughter is up in arms about it.

Animals

Al rodente: Could squirrel meat come back into vogue?

Squirrel is like the drive-through cheeseburger of the forest -- albeit a cheeseburger that needs to be gutted first.

Urban Agriculture

New Agtivist: Adam Berman, faith-based urban farmer

Meet the founder of Urban Adamah, a one-acre urban farm in Berkeley and a fellowship for young people that integrates organic farming, social justice, and progressive Jewish spiritual practice.

Locavore

Lexicon of Sustainability: Mobile slaughterhouse

As the meat industry has grown more consolidated over the years, most small farms have had to truck their animals hundreds of miles to have them processed. Mobile slaughter trucks are a creative solution to this challenge.

Food

Real Time Farms tells you exactly where your food came from

Real Time Farms is a “crowd-sourced online food guide” that tells you exactly where the meal on your plate came from. As crazy as it sounds, our vision is to collectively document the whole food …

Africa’s first green, locavore, gluten-free beer

In Mozambique, home brewing is big -- not because the country is full of mustachioed, fixie-riding expats from Portlandia, but just because it's less expensive. So when brewing giant SABMiller wanted to figure out how to sell beer to people who are already making their own, they had to do it on the cheap.

Locavore

Doe, a deer, a sustainable protein source to last all winter

I am not a hunter. I don’t (and will not) own a gun and, though I’ve toyed with the idea of bow hunting in the past, my aim really stinks. Even so, the deer population …

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