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Let your Forest be Food: More Yields, Less Work!

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Let your Forest be Food: More Yields, Less Work
Saturday, December 8 , 1-3pm
$15 Garden Member, $20 Non-Member
Discover the benefits of a Food Forest with Garden Designer Brandy Hall! In the Southeast, the climax ecosystem is a forest.
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Love this idea.  A bit more difficult up here in the Northlands.

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Anyone Can Farm » I can do it!

Anyone Can Farm » I can do it! | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
We felt successful in our processing training this fall in at least three cases.

Case one is Penny Kriebel from the OK CSA in Traverse City. Penny attended the chicken processing class with the MSU Organic Farm students. Penny has raised laying chickens for years, but never had ventured into the last purpose of her birds.
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A really good story from right in my backyard. A small family farm who has had to go back to the land and learn some hard knocks along the way.  I really appreciate what Jill has to say here.

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6 Steps to Heart-Healthy Eating - Heart Health Center - Everyday Health

6 Steps to Heart-Healthy Eating - Heart Health Center - Everyday Health | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Instead of thinking about which foods to eliminate from your diet, consider what you can add. These ideas make it easy to fit more nutritious food into your heart disease prevention plan. (Need help eating more fruits and vegetables?
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Let's just call this a good food primer...with pretty pictures.

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Ashley Botts's curator insight, April 24, 4:19 PM

Adding certain foods to your diet can increase variety. No need to cut everything out!

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Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Regenerative Farms, Resilient Communities...
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This conference is always a wonderment.  Get your tickets now.

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Feed Your City: How Architecture and Farming Work Together

Feed Your City: How Architecture and Farming Work Together | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Feed Your City: How Architecture and Farming Work Together...
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Fruits, Vegetables Linked With Lower Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study - Huffington Post

Fruits, Vegetables Linked With Lower Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study - Huffington Post | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
CBC.caFruits, Vegetables Linked With Lower Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke: StudyHuffington PostEating a diet heavy in vegetables, fruits, grains and fish could protect people with heart disease from experiencing a dangerous -- and often fatal --...
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Cory Booker's Food Stamp Challenge Starts With a Grocery Bill - ABC News (blog)

Cory Booker's Food Stamp Challenge Starts With a Grocery Bill - ABC News (blog) | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
ABC News (blog)Cory Booker's Food Stamp Challenge Starts With a Grocery BillABC News (blog)Social media-savvy Mayor Cory Booker posted a photo of a crumpled receipt Monday morning to Facebook and Twitter.
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Fruits and vegetables may not ward off hunger, study says - Toronto Star

Fruits and vegetables may not ward off hunger, study says - Toronto Star | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Toronto StarFruits and vegetables may not ward off hunger, study saysToronto StarSome doctors have hoped that encouraging people to eat greater volumes of fruits and veggies, which are less “energy-dense” than burgers and pizza, might help them...
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Citizen Placemaker: Sarah Ordover on Building Local Culture Around Food | Project for Public Spaces

Citizen Placemaker: Sarah Ordover on Building Local Culture Around Food | Project for Public Spaces | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
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Can Big Food Kick Its Obesity Habit? Does It Really Want To? - NPR (blog)

Can Big Food Kick Its Obesity Habit? Does It Really Want To? - NPR (blog) | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
NPR (blog)Can Big Food Kick Its Obesity Habit? Does It Really Want To?
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FDA Asks Court To Dismiss Lawsuit Over Delayed Food Safety Rules - Huffington Post

FDA Asks Court To Dismiss Lawsuit Over Delayed Food Safety Rules - Huffington Post | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
FDA Asks Court To Dismiss Lawsuit Over Delayed Food Safety RulesHuffington PostDec 3 (Reuters) - Creating new rules for food safety is too complex a task to be completed quickly and a lawsuit seeking to compel government action should be dismissed,...
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How Food Ads Could Fuel Childhood Obesity

How Food Ads Could Fuel Childhood Obesity | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
By: By MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 11/30/2012 09:24 AM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily Obese children may be more susceptible to food advertising than healthy-weight children, a new study finds, suggesting one reason the nation's childhood obesity...
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FDA Replies To Lawsuit Over Food Regulation Deadlines: Slow ...

FDA Replies To Lawsuit Over Food Regulation Deadlines: Slow ... | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Back in January 2011, the government signed a law that said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would have to undertake an overhaul in food safety regulations, the first of its kind in about 70 years.
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Farming Delivers For Christmas - NFU Farming Delivers

Farming Delivers For Christmas - NFU Farming Delivers | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
RT @IrrancaDaviesMP: Loving this: Farming Delivers For Christmas, including "Adopt a Sprout" http://t.co/tnTLCFtX #nfu...
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UK:  I love this comprehensive pro-farming holiday gift-giving campaign.

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Truck Carrying Syrup Rolls Over On I-95 In Mansfield - CBS Boston

Truck Carrying Syrup Rolls Over On I-95 In Mansfield - CBS Boston | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
A tractor trailer crash on I-95 in Mansfield Wednesday afternoon sent a large load of maple syrup spilling onto the highway.
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Sad, sad news for Maple Syrup lovers.  And on top of bad run this year toboot. 

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Food Truck Owner Adam West Talks Bacon

Food Truck Owner Adam West Talks Bacon | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
The food truck craze has obviously hit Dallas hard, with a new truck popping up seemingly every week. The mobile eateries are now spreading to the 'burbs, and one...
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We've only a got a couple in Northern Michigan, but everywhere I travel these days food trucks are ubiquitous.

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Farming to the fore as Greenland ice thaws - CNN.com

Greenland is an autonomous territory that is partially administered by Denmark. The police force and military in Greenland are Danish and Greenland sends three members to the Danish parliament.
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Unintended consequences of global warming, and a historical reference point.

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Small, family farms better than mega farms - Green Bay Press Gazette

Small, family farms better than mega farms - Green Bay Press Gazette | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Small, family farms better than mega farmsGreen Bay Press GazetteSecond, as small, certified, organic dairy farmers, we know that society is much better served and rewarded by 100 small family farms with 50 cows and family labor than one...
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China 'To Grow Vegetables On Mars' Reports State Media - Huffington Post UK

China 'To Grow Vegetables On Mars' Reports State Media - Huffington Post UK | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
China 'To Grow Vegetables On Mars' Reports State MediaHuffington Post UKThat's despite the country's expanding and ambitious - but young - space agency not having a permanent space station in orbit around the Earth - let alone the Moon or the Red...
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Food - Chicken and Candy Corn Oreos top Yahoo! food searches this year

Food -  Chicken and Candy Corn Oreos top Yahoo! food searches this year | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
LONDON, Dec 4 – According to search engine Yahoo!, the most popular meal to grace dinner tables in American households is chicken.
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Let's just say this is a bit scary, even coming via Malaysia.

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How To Avoid the Chemicals in our Food - Huffington Post (blog)

How To Avoid the Chemicals in our Food - Huffington Post (blog) | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
How To Avoid the Chemicals in our Food Huffington Post (blog)

A sobering new study has found that along with their food, most Americans are ingesting a mix of toxic chemicals in amounts that violate government toxicity guidelines, putting them at...
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Tongues help noses smell food, and vice versa - Washington Post

Tongues help noses smell food, and vice versa - Washington Post | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Tongues help noses smell food, and vice versaWashington PostWe all know that when it comes to enjoying food, taste and smell go hand in hand. But how and where they hold hands in the neural circuits of the brain has been something of a mystery.
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Baltimore Farmer’s Market & Bazaar

Baltimore Farmer’s Market & Bazaar | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Since moving to DC, I’ve often reserved several weekends throughout the year to visit my friend Beth in Baltimore (past posts: Baltimore & a Cherry-Chocolate Birthday Cake, June Review). ...
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10 Organic Foods That Are Worth the Money

10 Organic Foods That Are Worth the Money | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
Plus: tips on what to do if you don't go the organic route.
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FDA seeks end of lawsuit over delayed food safety rules - Fox News

FDA seeks end of lawsuit over delayed food safety rules - Fox News | Local Food Systems | Scoop.it
FDA seeks end of lawsuit over delayed food safety rulesFox NewsThe FDA said that although it was behind schedule in modernizing food safety regulations as set out in a law signed in January 2011, the agency's broad role in regulating a $450 billion...
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