Break out the popcorn and join us TODAY, Thursday, March 14th from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at Movie Night as Nathan Lou is interviewed about Urban Food Forests & Seed Libraries as Food Sovereignty Strategies. Agro-ecologist Nathan Lou is Co-founder and Executive Director of San Diego-based Mongol Tribe, a 501C3 providing hands-on education and experiences with traditional and regenerative land management practices. He will discuss urban food forests and public policy, seed libraries and how to develop them, community building and

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A Scoop on the Coop: Backyard Chickens 101 class will be offered on May 16th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Burlington County Agricultural Center in Moorestown, NJ. Learn whether keeping hens is the right move for you from local expert, Jaclyn Ricci. In this class we discuss the benefits of having backyard hens for composting, sustainability, and permaculture. Learn how hens help with insect control and provide wonderful fertilizer for the garden while significantly

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Merchantville's Backyard Chickens Facebook group was created for residents of Merchantville and dedicated to the discussion of raising backyard chickens in a suburban area along with care, feed, housing, fresh eggs, insect control and benefits they offer to your garden. They welcome discussions and constructive, relevant comments about all varieties of backyard fowl, including chickens, turkeys, ducks, guineas, peafowl, etc. A recent post they highlighted

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In this long but informative article, Incredible Edible Network founder and IE Merchantville's inspiration, Pam Warhurst, explains why the small local actions of groups in the Incredible Edible network can make a huge difference to our response to many of the major global issues that we face. This article is a story and well worth the read - a story based on real people doing real things that are making a huge difference, not only in their communities, but across

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Growing your own food doesn't have to be difficult and Money Talks News tells you how to grow a vegetable garden and become self-sustaining in 8 Easy Steps! The topics covered are location, hardiness zones and deciding which plants to grow - most vegetables need at least six hours of direct sunlight to grow and novice gardeners should choose low-maintenance crops. Also covered are testing and amending the soil, buying tools and supplies, preparing the site,

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When you direct sow seeds, you do exactly what it sounds like you would. That is, you sow seeds directly into soil. Whether it’s into a container on your balcony or into your backyard garden, direct sowing – or direct seeding – can be the quickest and easiest way to get plants started on their growing journey. Before you sow your seeds, make sure you’ve removed all the weeds and deep taproots. Plant seeds twice as deep as the seed is wide and pay attention

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The Incredible Edible Network recently published an article on urban food growing, often considered ‘fringe’ by authorities in the UK despite studies showing that the UK could grow up to 40% of its own fruit and vegetables by using urban green spaces and that urban agriculture positively contributes to subjective and objective measures of food security. However, looking across the pond to fellow food-justice fighters in the USA there are some amazing examples

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