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New 3rd edition of ‘Teaching Organic Farming & Gardening’

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Manual addresses practical aspects of organic farming and gardening, applied soil science, and social and environmental issues in agriculture

By Martha Brown
University of California Santa Cruz
March 04, 2015

Excerpt:

Drawing on nearly 50 years of teaching organic farming and gardening, the staff of the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden Apprenticeship and invited authors have developed an updated and expanded resource for instructors based on many of the skills and concepts taught in UCSC’s annual Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture program. Teaching Organic Farming & Gardening: Resources for Instructors, 3rd Edition addresses practical aspects of organic farming and gardening, applied soil science, and social and environmental issues in agriculture.

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Feeding Denver, one garden at a time

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Urban farming classes this spring at Highland Event Center.

In our area, a one-acre farm can make $70,000 in revenue; but even $2,000-$5,000 helps out a family.”

By Laurie Dunklee
North Denver Tribune
March 4, 2015

Excerpt:

“Cities don’t welcome farms, but farms outside the cities become suburbs. Corporate farms grow stuff other than what humans eat. Less than .2 percent of the food we eat in the Denver metro area comes from our state. Our whole country produces less than 10 percent of the food we eat. As city dwellers we have abdicated food production to “others” – other people, other places, other states and other countries. We live in trust that food is being produced and that it will show up at our local grocery store in time for our hunger. We live in false security that someone is taking care of our food needs and our city’s food shed.

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