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No Guff Vegetable Gardening


Donna Balzer is a Calgary-based horticulturist with a broad background in horticulture and 30 years experience in everything from native perennials to cultural landscapes.

By Donna Balzer and Steven Biggs
No Guff Press

In our book, you get the advice of TWO experts—and our points of view are not always the same. Look for “He Says” and “She Says” throughout the book.

You get the professional insights of horticulturists. We make sense of products and trends and give you thoughtful opinions.

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September 27, 2016   Comments Off on No Guff Vegetable Gardening

Michigan Senator Stabenow Announces the Urban Agriculture Act of 2016

Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Most Comprehensive Urban Agriculture Bill to be Introduced in Congress Will Create New Economic Opportunities, Increase Access to Healthy Foods

Website of Debbie Stabenow
US Senator for Michigan
September 26, 2016
(Must Read. Mike)

The Urban Agriculture Act of 2016

reating New Economic Opportunities

Agriculture Cooperatives: Expands USDA authority to support farm cooperatives in urban areas, helping urban farmers who want to form and operate an agriculture cooperative get products to market. Reduces individual financial risk and burdensome paperwork by allowing USDA loans to be managed by agriculture cooperatives.

Rooftops, Vertical Farms & Indoor Production: Makes it easier for urban farms to apply for USDA farm programs and assists producers with information on operating rooftop and vertical farms. Supports access to land and production sites in urban communities through innovative conservation grants.

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