“Lately, we’ve been sending quite a few Henry Milkers to urban farmers.” Mike Henry
June 23, 2010
(AP) When Mike Henry began raising goats on his 5-acre farm north of Anchorage, he found the milking tough going. His hands ached, and the milk wouldn’t flow. He tied a piece of leather loosely around his doe’s back legs to keep her from kicking, but she didn’t like that at all.
“She would kick loose and kick the milk bucket over and when she wasn’t kicking, she was stepping in it. I honestly tried for two weeks because I thought I was out of practice,” said Henry, 58, who had milked goats as a child. “I thought she would get used to my hands, and she just didn’t.”
January 14, 2011 1 Comment
Press launch of State of the World 2011
At the January 12, 2011 launch of State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet at WNYC’s The Greene Space in New York City, Nourishing the Planet co-Project Director, Danielle Nierenberg, discussed how urban farming can not only improve food security for people living in cities, but also provide support and materials for farmers in rural areas, as well.
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