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5 Boro Farm’s Data Collection Toolkit helps measure how your garden/farm supports the health of your community


from our friends over at 596 acres, a new innovative resource: Five Borough Farm‘s Data Collection Toolkit is now online! Created by Farming Concrete and The Design Trust for Public Space, this toolkit is a great resource for measuring how your garden supports the health

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5 Borough Farms – How to Measure the Impact of Urban Ag


Five Borough Farm has established a framework to understand how the broad range of activities happening at NYC’s urban ag sites (farms, community gardens)contribute to social, health, economic, and ecological outcomes. They’ve come up with an ingenuous set of indicators that

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Growers Guild of New Orleans Social Aid & Pleasure Club- New Resource!

A new email listserve has been created to help local growers (re)connect, share resources, experiences, knowledge, etc. and receive social aid and pleasure! Many  have expressed interest in some form of Growers Guild or Association and  this listserve can provide

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Land section of the FarmCity Toolbox is available

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The Land section of the FarmCity Toolbox is now available for use. With the assistance, collaboration, and creativity of Propeller, Public Laboratory, 596 Acres, New Orleans Neighborhood Partnership Network, Land Trust for Louisiana, Recirculating Farms Coalition, NORA, Habitat for Humanity,

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Evaluation Resources: Whole Measure for Community Food Systems & Community Food Projects Indicators of Success


Whole Measures for Community Food Systems: Values-Based Planning and Evaluation by Jeanette Abi-Nader, Adrian Ayson, Keecha Harris, Hank Herrera, Darcel Eddins, Deb Habib, Jim Hanna, Chris Paterson, Karl Sutton, and Lydia Villanueva. This excellent document provides a lens for community

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Farm Insurance – How-to Guide for Urban Farmers

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Urban gardeners and farmers, and their businesses or organizations, encounter a number of legal matters in the regular growing and sale of products. This is also so when farms are open to education classes, tours and interns. However, getting appropriate

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Guide to Financing the Community Supported Farm | UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

guide-cover An informative guide produced by the New Farmer Project, an initiative of the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture within University of Vermont Extension. Though focused on Vermont farming, it can help Louisiana farmers to use creative ways to acquire

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Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Growers hold first meeting – LSU AgCenter

News Release Distributed 07/12/12 Produce growers in Louisiana recently met and formed Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Growers to help members increase their knowledge of producing fruit and vegetable crops. LSU AgCenter gardening speciali cialis soft without a prescription st and

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New resource page on food hubs and values-based supply chains


The University of California Davis Ag Sustainability Institute (ASI) and the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) have several new resources on food hubs and values-based supply chains available. A Practitioner's Guide to Resources and Publications on Food

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NOFFN Launches Initiative to Reduce Vacant Lots & Increase Access to Locally Grown Food


July 23, 2012 – New Orleans, LA Today, July 23, 2012, New Orleans Food and Farm Network is launching Farm This Now!, an initiative that seeks to connect New Orleans residents who want to grow food with land in the

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Great new Local Resource! – The NOLA TimeBank


There's a similarity between the NOLA Food & Farm Exchange and the NOLA Timebank. from their website: A TimeBank is an innovative way for people to come together to help others, themselves, and their communities at the same time. Participants

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New Resource for the Northshore! – Northshore Local Harvest Exchange


The Northshore now has a Facebook Page similar to the NOLA Food & Farm Exchange. Check it out! Northshore Local Harvest Exchange (St. Tammany Parish, LA) is an Open Group on Facebook: This group is for gardeners, farmers and veggie

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Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Learning Center

SARE_National_CMYK SARE's Learning Center is a treasure trove of sustainable agriculture informatio. Books, videos, top project reports, online courses, fact sheets, and much more! Learn production and marketing tips from practical handbooks. Know more: free bulletins that inspire and inform. Take

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