School Gardens Help Students Grow, in all the Best Ways

School Gardens Help Students Grow, in all the Best Ways

In schoolyards across the country, something wonderful is happening. Students, teachers, parents, and members of the community are coming together to build school gardens. While they are no doubt beautiful, these gardens are so much more than simply “pretty.” They are helping children develop lifelong skills and healthy habits. In a day and age when …

Dairy Cows – The Ultimate Recyclers!

Dairy Cows – The Ultimate Recyclers!

For many in New England, fall means the chance to crack open one of their favorite Oktoberfest brews.  Whether it’s a sweet lager, or robust dark malt, brewers spend thousands of hours crafting the perfect foliage-time drink. But did you know…about 85 percent of the byproducts from beer production come in the form of spent …

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How Farmers are Saving our Soil & Water

How Farmers are Saving our Soil & Water

Soil health is crucial to the health of our water and food supply. Our global population is expected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050! How will we grow all that food? With the help of farmers. Farmers live on the land they farm. They understand the importance of protecting our natural resources. …

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3 Tips for Reducing Food Waste

3 Tips for Reducing Food Waste

Tis’ the season for giving, decorations, and lots and lots of food! But as a result, it’s also a time for a spectacular amount of waste. Did you know that about 40% of food in the U.S. is wasted? As we prepare for the holiday season, here are some tips to help reduce the amount …

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What’s farm-focused, fun, and free?

What’s farm-focused, fun, and free?

The Boston Local Food Festival returns to the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Sunday, September 18th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This outdoor festival showcases farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, specialty food producers, fisher folks, and organizations focusing on healthy food and fitness from New England. The festival also features lively chef demos, a seafood …

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