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An Aquaponics Lab in Baltimore, MD

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Greater Yield Part Four: The Future of Food

By Andrew Cook
Co-Lab Radio
December 12th 2013

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This week’s post visits an aquaponics lab in Baltimore, MD run by the Johns Hopkins Center for A Livable Future. While the lab’s focus is on education and research, many people are looking to aquaponics as an emerging tool for large-scale, sustainable food production. Farm manager Laura Genello explains how their system works, what it’s advantages are over traditional growing techniques, and what some challenges are that still need to be dealt with.

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To cluck or not to cluck? Urban hens in Oklahoma City

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The ordinances are due to be discussed by the Oklahoma City Council on December 17 and will come to a final vote on December 31.

By Christine Patton
Red Dirt Report
December 13, 2013

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OKLAHOMA CITY — “We grew the heck out of asparagus, sweet potatoes, broccoli, salad mixes – amazing carrots and beets – garlic, okra, and watermelon. If you can add eggs to that, you have a pretty healthy diet,” says Kat Goodwin Gant, describing her time coordinating the Chesapeake Employee Garden, which in four years grew nearly 5,000 pounds of fresh produce for local food pantries, and several times that much food for employees and their families in the 65 raised beds on the corporate campus in Oklahoma City.

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December 18, 2013   Comments Off on To cluck or not to cluck? Urban hens in Oklahoma City