Growing Green Awards

From Conventional Walnut Farming to Growing (and Processing) Green

This is a guest post by NRDC Growing Green Award-winner Russ Lester. Lester won $10,000 for his leading energy efficiency techniques—converting waste walnut shells into energy—and organic walnut growing methods. Farming is in my roots. I was born and raised in the Valley of the Hearts Delight, or as most people now refer to it: …

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Shepherd’s Grain: Reconnecting Producers and Consumers through a New Food System

This is a guest post by NRDC Growing Green Award-winner Karl Kupers. Kupers won for his inventive pricing model that rewards sustainable wheat growers in the Pacific Northwest. Shepherd’s Grain started with two traditional Pacific Northwest wheat growers. We raised commodity wheat and sold it by the bushel to the commodity market, where it was …

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NRDC Announces Four Winners of the 2010 Growing Green Awards

The Natural Resources Defense Council just announced its four winners of the 2010 Growing Green Awards, which honor sustainable farmers and food pioneers. A panel of judges, including including Michael Pollan, California Secretary of Agriculture A.G. Kawamura, Executive Director of the Columbia Foundation Susan Clark, and chef and founder of the nation’s first certified organic …

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