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  • Jan 27, 2015 Fresh Food Abounds on a Six Acre Mississippi Farm
  • Hattie Thompson has a heart for growing healthy food for her community thanks to the help of her new seasonal high tunnel. “My mission is to network throughout the local community with other growers who might be interested in doing the same thing, and to teach children and mothers about nutrition,” said Thompson, who farms [...]

  • Jan 08, 2015 A South Carolina Small Farmer Makes Big Impact on the Land and in Local Community
  • South Carolina small farmer and community leader Ann Pringle Washington wears many hats. Along with her husband Richard, they share a deep tie to the land on their 17-acre farm in Eastover and a true passion for improving the community where they live. Ann’s desire to learn more about how to grow organic produce led [...]

  • Jan 07, 2015 New York’s City Harvest Wins U.S. Food Waste Challenge Competition
  • Beginning in August, food banks across the country competed to see who could sign up the most food donors to the U.S. Food Waste Challenge.  From among the 200 food banks in the Feeding America network, the champion is City Harvest in New York City, which won by signing up 114 donors to the Challenge.  [...]

  • Nov 26, 2014 Kentucky Jail Uses a High Tunnel to Grow Fresh Food
  • Kentucky Jailer Joe Blue is passionate about rehabilitating inmates. Innovative ideas for teaching new skills are always on his mind, which is how the Hopkins County jail’s gardening program was started. The Kentucky jail sits on several acres and has a large farm just across the street. As Blue was walking around the property one [...]

  • Nov 12, 2014 Virginia Farmer Balances Family, Farming and Flying with the Air National Guard
  • From the deserts of Afghanistan, to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, James “Buck” Holsinger has served his country as a pilot and a farmer. From an early age, Buck dreamed of becoming a pilot. After the events of September 11, 2001, he made the decision to enlist. For two tours in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010, Buck [...]

     

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