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Why You Should Shop at the Farmers Market

In honor of National Farmers Market Week, a staffer who used to work at the market tells us why farmers markets are valuable community resources.

by |August 9, 2019
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Two Birds, One Stone: Green Roof Gardening in the City

Cutting carbon emissions and fostering healthier eating habits can go hand-in-hand.

by |May 1, 2019

How Green is Local Food?

Local food proponents often claim that food grown close to home helps prevent global warming because it requires less fossil fuels to transport, generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventionally produced food. But just how green is local food?

by |September 4, 2012