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Graphic: ‘The Technology of Backyard Micro-Farming’

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“Unfortunately, thanks to misinformation on the Internet, some people may be led to believe that building a garden or collecting rainwater for it is illegal in some places.”

By Roslyn Willson/SuperScholar.org
2014

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Backyard Gardens

For those of you that do not have the time or inclination for a micro-farm that takes up your entire backyard, there are many other options including smaller green houses that utilize aquaponics — a combination of hydroponics and aquaculture, the latter of which is the farming of aquatic life such as fish, shellfish and plants. Even a 6×8 foot aquaponic garden covered with a greenhouse can generate enough fish and vegetables to make a big dent in your yearly food bill. Portable Farms (portablefarms.com) is an example of just one company that cells such systems.

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April 30, 2014   Comments Off on Graphic: ‘The Technology of Backyard Micro-Farming’

Tyson Gersh Builds Community ‘One Garden At A Time’

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Tyson Gersh is the president and co-founder of the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative. Photo by Emell Derra Adolphus.

“The reality is, Michigan Urban Farming Initiative was built through gay social networks,” Gersh says.

By Emell Derra Adolphus
Pride Source
4/24/2014

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We’ve heard just about every freaky thing the gay social app Grindr is used for, but volunteer recruitment takes the cake. Meet Tyson Gersh, president of the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, who is slowly cultivating a farm boy “tribe” through his access to the local gay social network.

“I think the important narrative here is the power of communities,” says Gersh, president and co-founder of the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative.

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April 30, 2014   Comments Off on Tyson Gersh Builds Community ‘One Garden At A Time’