September 17, 2015
The Day, 15 September 2015
– In North Carolina, there's no shortage of craft breweries, with dozens sprouting up every year across the state. But brewers have a tough time keeping all of their ingredients local, and that need is what caused Eric Wolfrum of Durham to have what you might call an epiphany two years ago.
September 16, 2015
John Myers, Duluth News Tribune, 16 September 2015
– Ron Ryberg drove the big Marsh Master all-terrain vehicle with a deft touch, through deep ditches and across former cropland and sod fields that are slowly soaking up water. It's here where crews are using whole tamarack trees and mud to plug ditches and slow the flow of water across the land — recreating the peat bog that covered the land for millennia before it was ditched and drained in a failed attempt to make farmland.
September 15, 2015
The Day, 15 September 2015
– The Conservation Fund, a national nonprofit organization that helps preserve land, will provide a $700,000 bridge loan to the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center's Coogan Farm to help renovate the farmhouse and barn.
September 5, 2015
Kelsey Thomas, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 5 September 2015
– A young girl chooses a tomato at the Mingo County Farmers’ Market. Mingo County has a sister program, the Farm Fresh 4U Voucher program, which is also funded by a CSX grant. Pioneers of the voucher programs found that when kids choose vegetables, they are more likely to eat them than if their parents choose them.
September 4, 2015
Catherine Kozak, Coastal Review Online, 4 September 2015
– Just a few miles off U.S 64 in Tyrrell County, nature lovers can venture into the dense thickets of the Palmetto-Peartree Preserve, a haven for a community of protected woodpeckers with arduous housing needs and fascinating social habits.
September 3, 2015
Brad Hicks, The Greeneville Sun, 3 September 2015
– As the Wednesday afternoon sun illuminated the mountains surrounding the Zane Whitson Welcome Center near Erwin, Unicoi County Mayor Greg Lynch quoted author Max Lucado to describe to local officials, state and federal lawmakers and others present the natural beauty just up the road that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
August 31, 2015
Karl Brauer, Forbes, 31 August 2015
– Every day, companies churn out billions of products to serve all walks of life. As consumers, we almost always see and experience the end product, but rarely do we think about what it takes to make the product. When you drive your car do you ever think about all the manufacturing processes that went into it? What about all the emissions that stem from said manufacturing?
August 24, 2015
David McAninch, Food Fanatics, Fall 2015
– Within a decade, the majority of seafood will come not from open waters but from fish farms. And not just the kind most diners think. Some of the best-tasting and most sustainably farmed seafood in the world is currently raised on land.