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Sustainable Food: Mushrooms Grown from Coffee Grinds

January 20, 2011 This was an inspirational post, not just for the fantastic idea of using an ongoing resource of coffee grinds – Americans alone consume up to 400 million cups of coffee a day – but the fact that the idea of growing mushrooms from coffee grinds arose from a college lecture given by […]

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High-Tech Farming

December 27, 2010 Want to grow fresh, local food but live in a densely populated area with no easy access to land? Well, you might consider a growing trend in farming that is indoor and high-tech. Entrepreneurs across the country are using available space – from rooftops to big (empty) warehouses – and creating new […]

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Why Buy Local?

December 23, 2010 A group of middle school photography students from the University School of Nashville went to their local farmers market to snap pictures and ask a variety of questions of the farmers and vendors, such as buying local food over food being distributed from as far away as New Zealand. The result was […]

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House Approves Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

December 03, 2010 Also known as the Child Nutrition Act, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S3307) was passed in the House of Representatives yesterday. The good folks at Farm to School share this: “The House of Representatives today [12/02/2010] approved the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307), paving the way for President Obama to sign […]

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A Family Tradition of Sausage Makers: Otto’s Sausage Kitchen (video)

Have you ever wondered what goes into a humble sausage? And, if you knew, would you continue to eat it? Well, good news is on the horizon. This 4th generation German sausage-maker, from Otto’s Sausage Kitchen, makes incredible styles of handmade sausages, without the fillers, and other unnatural ingredients. So, maybe you don’t eat these […]