Watch how Dogfish Head Brewery's unique wastewater facility treats wastewater to a high level while producing renewable energy and fertilizer all at the same time! The brewery can now boast of the world's lowest water footprint.
Take Action: Find out more about the cutting edge technology that Dogfish Head is using to be a good environmental steward (and good brewer!).
Keeping farm field runoff from reaching and polluting the Mississippi River and other downstream waters is the focus of a U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation effort in Missouri.
Take Action: Learn why reducing farm field runoff is so important to protecting the health of the nation's waters.
San Francisco's Don Bugito, a "Prehispanic Snackeria" offers delicious snacks made from edible insects including worms and crickets. Owner Monica Martinez shows us the cooking process and explains how we can eat less meat by enjoying insects as a sustainable protein alternatives.
Take Action: Want to whip up your own dish with sustainable insect protein? Learn about cooking with crickets.
This short documentary portrait offers a look into the life and work of Jesse Straight, owner of Whiffletree Farm in Warrenton, VA. Like other young farmers committed to organic livestock production, Jesse navigates the challenges and rewards of maintaining sustainable practices that benefit his animals and the local community alike.
Take Action: Considering a future in sustainable agriculture? Learn more about the many resources available to new farmers. [Youtube]
The Rodale Institute recently opened an organic hog facility that demonstrates how production quantity can be balanced with animal welfare. Blending homesteading practices with efficient operation strategies, it serves as a scalable model for pastured pork projects that improve soil health while producing sustainably raised meat. [Rodale Institute]
Take Action: Learn more about the importance of pasture-based systems in sustainable livestock husbandry.
The Edible Schoolyard is a rapidly expanding program in the US and around the world that gets kids hands-on learning in growing and cooking their own food.
Take Action: Learn more about the inspiring way Edible Schoolyard connects school kids to the food they eat.
Yardfarmers is a new reality TV/documentary series that follows young adults growing food in suburban greenspace. With filming currently underway, the series will examine the opportunities and challenges around establishing agricultural projects in neighborhood settings. Yardfarmers is slated to premiere in Spring 2017, so check out the trailer for a sneak peek of what's to come!
Take Action: You can grow your own food too! Give these garden planning tips a try. #CN_http://www.gracelinks.org/blog/6531/garden-diy-4-winter-planning-tips-for-a-bountiful-year
Do you know how much energy it took to grow your salad? Farmers who used grow rooms and vertical farming systems to produce food carefully tracked their energy use and revealed the energy costs hidden throughout the food chain. [Wyoming Public Radio]
Take Action: Learn more about vertical farms and other forms of innovative agriculture that could help grow food more sustainably.
Russ Finch's Nebraskan 'Greenhouse in the Snow' is home to a citrus grove heated by geothermal energy. In our current food system, the transportation of citrus fruits and other crops from tropical regions entails inordinate consumption of fossil fuels. Energy efficient, indoor growing solutions such as Finch's greenhouse highlight the potential for local food systems to sustainably produce plants that are adapted to different climates. [Harvest Public Media]
Take Action: Learn more about the relationship between energy and agriculture!
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