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Tag: urban agriculture

Heirloom Bean Project Wrap-Up

Now that fall is here the results of my summer heirloom bean project are in: a total yield of almost four pounds of beautiful dry beans of several types. In all I grew seven runner beans and five varieties of “common” beans in my suburban garden. Why the excitement? I think it’s fantastic to be able to grow a healthy, delicious, protein source in my own back and front yards. Besides that, I love the versatility of bean dishes, and the varieties are endless if you search beyond the grocery store. You can grow your own and enjoy cooking them all winter.

World Population Day: Sustainable Agriculture for a Planet of 7 Billion

As the global population increases, so does the number of mouths to feed. The good news is that in addition to providing food, innovations in sustainable agriculture can provide a solution to many of the challenges that a growing population presents. Agriculture is emerging as a solution to mitigating climate change, reducing public health problems and costs, making cities more livable, and creating jobs in a stagnant global economy.

Green Divas Radio Show & Podcast: Slow Money and Urban Guerilla Gardening

A truly green diva show without any green dudes for this one – a little less chaos in the studio! A warm report from our GD Correspondent Khat O’Brien in the Pittsfield, MA as she talked about getting geared up for her guerilla urban gardening adventures for spring. Then, an informative and inspiring interview with Woody Tasch, founder of Slow Money and author of the book, Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered.

Laugh, learn and listen to the Green Divas Radio Show & Podcast!