local food movement http://hppr.org en Agritourism a growing opportunity on the farm http://hppr.org/post/agritourism-growing-opportunity-farm <p>Farms aren’t just for food any more. With the <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/local-food-challenge">local food movement growing</a>, more savvy farmers are putting a price tag on more than those organic tomatoes. They are instead marketing and selling the “farm experience” in the form of agritourism attractions. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Luke Runyon 33426 at http://hppr.org Agritourism a growing opportunity on the farm Vertical farming growing up http://hppr.org/post/vertical-farming-growing <p></p><p>Farmers are making inroads supplying local food to hungry city foodies, but many producers are trying to grow more food in urban centers. City real estate is at a premium, so some producers are finding more space by using what’s called “vertical farming,” and going up rather than spreading out.</p><p>Growers across the country are heading indoors, using greenhouses and hydroponics – growing plants in a water and nutrient solution instead of soil and using lamps to replace sunlight. Vertical farming takes that to a new level.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Peter Gray 30716 at http://hppr.org Vertical farming growing up Interview with Joel Salatin: Local food evangelist http://hppr.org/post/interview-joel-salatin-local-food-evangelist <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Joel Salatin is one of the rock stars of the local food movement. He’s written books, appeared in documentaries and scheduled speaking engagements nationwide. Among foodies, he’s a celebrity.</p><p>He’s also a vocal critic of industrialized agriculture. Salatin <a href="http://onpoint.wbur.org/2011/10/10/joel-salatin">criticizes the use of pesticides</a>, herbicides, genetic modification in crops, and hormones and antibiotics in livestock. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:46:58 +0000 Luke Runyon 24056 at http://hppr.org Interview with Joel Salatin: Local food evangelist Beyond Community Gardens to Edible Parks http://hppr.org/post/beyond-community-gardens-edible-parks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Community gardens dole out small plots of land and encourage people with limited access to fresh produce to grow their own. Now, there’s a new twist on that model springing up across the country: edible food forests.</span></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 05:32:27 +0000 Luke Runyon 23195 at http://hppr.org Beyond Community Gardens to Edible Parks The long, slow decline of the U.S. sheep industry http://hppr.org/post/long-slow-decline-us-sheep-industry <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 11.25pt;">Over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in this country has been cut in half. In fact, the number has been declining since the late 1940s, when the American sheep industry hit its peak. Today, the domestic sheep herd is one-tenth the size it was during World War II.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 05:24:14 +0000 Luke Runyon 22941 at http://hppr.org The long, slow decline of the U.S. sheep industry