Uganda’s organic farmers

200,000 Ugandan farmers are doing it the organic way.  The Ugandan government is now looking to to help these farmers export some of these products.  The issue will be highlighted at this week’s Rio+20 conference in Brazil.

Uganda’s Household Farmers Become Organic Organic Food Tips

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English: Uganda's Coat of arms

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Four out of every five Ugandans is a small farmer who uses mostly traditional methods to grow crops without much help from chemical pesticides or synthetic.

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Seattle’s 7 acre urban food forest

Take a look at one of the largest urban gardens on publicly owned land in the United States.

User Generated Story: “Beacon Food Forest”

In Beacon Hill in Seattle, the neighborhood community has come together to build an urban food forest on seven acres of public land to grow their own organic food.. “Beacon Food Forest” by Michele Gomes and Jenny Ting is another winning film from the…

 

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Supporting local organic farms

 From the field to the plate, the average distance commercial food travels is over 1,000 miles. When communities make a commitment to purchase organic food grown by local sources, this greatly reduces the amount of food that must be shipped from other parts of the state, country or world.

Supporting Local Farms Benefits You, The Community & The Planet

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Organic food tastes better. Unfortunately, most individuals have consumed so many foods infused with chemicals that they become accustomed to those tastes. When people switch to organic food, they are usually shocked by

A look at urban farming – growing food on paved lots in the city

A look at how urban farming is taking root in San Diego.

Fewer shops and stores selling fresh produce and organic foods is fueling the need for innovative ways of growing crops in urban environments.

Includes a look  at how some cities are turning into “food deserts”.

The Quiet Revolution: Local, Organic, Sustainable Food in San

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Some people come to this revolution because there is no convenient source of quality, organic food in their urban area (such areas, which are especially common in economically distressed neighborhoods, are called food

Study shows profitability of organic food farming on a small scale

Texas study sponsored by U.S. Department of Agriculture shows a family can earn $45,000 a year growing organic food on a 3 acre plot of land.

Sure, the work is hard and tedious, but for those struggling to find work, farming like this could provide just the opportunity unemployed people could be looking for.

Study shows there’s money in small-acreage Organic Food Tips

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WESLACO — Growing organic vegetables on small plots of land in South Texas can be profitable, according to a feasibility study recently concluded at…