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BuyPartisan App Helps You Vote with Your Wallet

September 18th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

We talk a lot about voting with your wallet, but sometimes it's hard to know where your food dollars are really going. Even when you try to support smaller brands, you never know whether they've just sold to a large corporation that you don't want taking your money


A Weight Loss App that Feeds the Hungry

September 13th, 2014 | by Mary Gerush

Who couldn't stand to lose a few pounds? What if you had a free weight loss app to help you? And using that app also benefitted your local food bank


150 Acre Detroit Urban Farming Project is Coming

September 12th, 2014 | by Chris DeMorro

Last year, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder finally approved a plan to allow Hantz Woodlands to buy and transform 150 acres of empty or decrepit Detroit lots, and turn them into the world’s largest urban farm. The Detroit urban farming project has since made great progress, and could serve to inspire other cities to do the same


Something and Son: Rooftop Aquaculture, More Sustainable Fish and Chips

September 10th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

Green roofs and rooftop farming are some of the latest buzzwords of green architecture, but the guys behind Something and Son in Folkestone, England are taking it a step further. They’ve set up an advanced aquaponic system on the roof of their building, and they’re using the fish to help raise potatoes. In other words: it’s a fish and chips restaurant


Is all urban farming created equal?

September 3rd, 2014 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Is all urban farming created equal? Let's look at two interesting takes on the urban farm and how sustainable they really are



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