|Urban agriculture isn’t new|
The Dirt - 5/15/2012. In a review of urban agriculture throughout modern history at a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., a diverse set of academics and designers ranging from historians to landscape architects discussed how the practice has evolved over the ages, often been highly ideological, and continues to be loaded with meaning.
|Locally produced food is more sustainable way to grow|
Kennebec Journal - 5/14/2012.Op-ed by Bonnie Sammons – "Food, glorious food, We're anxious to try it. Three banquets a day, Our favorite diet!" The starving orphans in that long ago musical, "Oliver," said it well. Where would we be without food?
|A growing problem: notes from the ‘superweed’ summit|
Grist - 5/14/2012. By Genna Reed – Last week, the National Academy of Sciences hosted a summit to discuss “superweeds,” or the widespread problem of herbicide-resistant weeds currently afflicting millions of farm acres across the United States.
|Turning over a new lease on a farm|
Portland Press Herald - 5/12/2012. By Gillian Graham – Stacy Brenner says she wouldn't know what to do with her time if she weren't farming. She won't have to wonder anymore. She and her husband, John Bliss, have leased Broadturn Farm from the Scarborough Land Trust for the next 30 years.