Reducing Food Safety Risks from Animals and Manure
April 20, 2015
Recognize the risks associated with animals and animal manure and learn tips on how to reduce farm food safety risks.
April 20, 2015
Domestic honey bees hives are down by 59% compared to 60 years ago with rapid declines over the last forty years. This long term decline was punctuated by recent average losses of 30% per winter since 2006. The populations of some native bee species may also be declining. Researchers believe that long term honey bee declines are a result of a complex set of factors. The primary suspects are: poor nutrition, pesticides, pathogens/ parasites, and poor quality genetic stock.
Biodegradable Plastic Mulches
April 8, 2015
A new project addresses the barriers to using biodegradable plastic mulches.
Alternative Cropping Systems for High Tunnels
April 5, 2015
The controlled environment and season extension characteristics of high tunnels open up all kinds of opportunities for growers seeking to explore alternative production systems.
Who are the High Tunnel Growers in Philadelphia? – Guildhouse West (North Philadelphia)
March 30, 2015
This article is the second in our series, ‘Who are the High Tunnel Growers in Philadelphia’ where we focus on Guild House West. They are an apartment complete for low-income seniors in North Philadelphia, and are providing innovative solutions for community building, site management and hyper-local nutritious produce.