|How to Make Friends in the City: Grow Vegetables Together|
Yes! - 2/19/2016. By Jasleena Grewal - In East London’s Nomadic Community Garden, Bangladeshi families tend beds of eggplant, squash, and other seasonal vegetables alongside their non-Bangladeshi neighbors. The Garden is a gathering place in a densely populated neighborhood known as “Banglatown,” where different communities often struggle to get to know each other.
|Organic nitrogen storage in mineral soil: Implications for policy and management|
Science of the Total Environment - 2/19/2016. By Andrew H. Binghama and M. Francesca Cotrufob - The long-term storage of nitrogen-containing organic matter in soils was classically attributed to chemical complexity of plant and microbial residues that retarded microbial degradation. Recent advances have revised this framework, with the understanding that persistent soil organic matter consists largely of chemically labile, microbially processed organic compounds.
|Part-timers Do Most of the Farming|
The Contrary Farmer - 2/18/2016. By Gene Logsdon - I don’t know how the idea got started that real farmers are full time farmers. We tend to think of part-timers as hobby farmers or beginners who will not be successful until or unless they get to be full time. Lots of part timers think that themselves. They think the advantage of getting bigger is to be free of the off-farm work hassle. But it mostly tain’t so.
|Ag-Gag Laws in America: The Ugly Truth|
Modern Farmer - 2/18/2016. By Andrew Amelinckx - It all began in 1990 when then Kansas Gov. Mike Hayden signed the Farm Animal and Field Crop and Research Facilities Protection Act into law, criminalizing undercover videotaping at farms “with the intent of causing harm to the enterprise.”