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Izmet's Dream: The Future of Food and Farming

Izmet's Dream: The Future of Food and Farming | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
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10th Annual BALLE Business Conference - Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent

A very cool conference planned for Grand Rapids Michigan.  10th Annual BALLE Business Conference.Online registration by Cvent...

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French farmers will have to pay to use their own seeds

French farmers will have to pay to use their own seeds | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
'Compulsory voluntary contribution' to seed companies extended to 20 more types of crops, and use of saved seeds for other crops banned...
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Artizone pairs with small, artisan shops to help serve foodies - Dallas Business Journal

Artizone pairs with small, artisan shops to help serve foodies - Dallas Business Journal | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Artizone aims to revolutionize online shopping by focusing on quality customer service...
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Slow Money: Bringing Money Back Down to Earth

Slow Money: Bringing Money Back Down to Earth | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
As our dollars are invested in bigger corporations, located farther away from the land we live upon, we lose the quality and connection to our food.
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Aquaponics: Baltimore city, suburban residents try hand at fish farming

Aquaponics: Baltimore city, suburban residents try hand at fish farming | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
The aquarium in the living room of Meir and Leah Lazar's Baltimore County home isn't just for decoration. The tilapia and bluegills packed into the 50-gallon glass tank are waiting their turn to...
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Solengy Solar Charging Station

A bit of an advertisement, but it goes a long way to the point of local economies.   Solengy's Solar Charging Station...

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West Virginia's Morgan County - Local Economy Network

West Virginia's Morgan County - Local Economy Network | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Local Economy, Morgan County WV, Local Food, Local Currency,Local Farming, Farm to School...
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New Study: Buying Locally Pays Big Dividends for Maine’s Economy | BALLE - Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

New Study: Buying Locally Pays Big Dividends for Maine’s Economy | BALLE - Business Alliance for Local Living Economies | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

(PORTLAND, Me.) A new study produced by the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) has found that, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, the local economic impact of independently owned businesses in Portland is significantly greater than that of national chains. MECEP found that every $100 spent at locally owned businesses contributes an additional $58 to the local economy. By comparison, $100 spent at a representative national chain store in Portland yields just $33 in local economic impact.

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How social media is helping local businesses grow

How social media is helping local businesses grow | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Local businesses nationwide have been using social media as a new way to advertise and promote their company.
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The Civic Commons Marketplace: An App Store For Civic Tech

The Civic Commons Marketplace: An App Store For Civic Tech | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Apps for making cities function smoother are proliferating. Now there is a place where you can find them all--from allowing citizens to adopt local fire hydrants to helping governments streamline their budget process.
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Farming First |  Green Economy

Farming First |  Green Economy | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

We need to make the global economy green. Agriculture provides significant opportunities for growth, investment and jobs to help make this happen.

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US and European dominance in farming under threat, report warns

US and European dominance in farming under threat, report warns | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Call for significant increase in UK food production to counter threat of losing influence at global level...
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The new economy: work closer, live smaller, connect better | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

The new economy: work closer, live smaller, connect better | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
  The Urban Land Institute’s latest forward-looking report for the real estate industry has lots of hopeful news for the environment, if perhaps also some sobering news for the economy.  Titled What’s Next?
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Farming Never Stops - Blog from Kristin Nicholas

Farming Never Stops - Blog from Kristin Nicholas | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
I am back to the www after a week or so of family, visiting friends, feasting and total lack of normalcy in my family's life. Julia is back to school and The Farmer and I can get back to what feels like our normal.
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About Local Economies - from the books of Bill McKibben

About Local Economies - from the books of Bill McKibben | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
For a hundred years we've been steadily extending the supply lines of our economy, becoming ever more globalized. But some have begun to question that trend, and even to form the foundations of a newer, more local economy. The main reasons are two-fold: our ever-growing globe-spanning economy is increasingly vulnerable to the ecological disruption it is causing, with global warming the prime example; and despite record affluence Americans report ever-growing feelings of disconnection and loss of community, trends that can only be reversed if we manage to rebuild local institutions that draw people together.
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31 Ways to Jump Start the Local Economy

31 Ways to Jump Start the Local Economy | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Build a secure, sustainable economy at home and in your community.
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The Idea of a Local Economy | Wendell Berry | Orion Magazine

The Idea of a Local Economy | Wendell Berry | Orion Magazine | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

One of the best writers of our time, Wendell Berry, on the power of a local economy.  "Localism provides many of the answers that society needs..."

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