“RENO, Nev. — At Brenton Aikin and Kass Freitas’ home in Midtown Reno, neat rows of kale, salad greens, and baby root vegetables cover the entire front yard. Out back, a greenhouse covers a variety of cherry tomatoes climbing up trellises. The couple’s crops are not just for personal consumption. It’s their first season producing as Ital...

“Farm to table” has become so ubiquitous that’s it’s boring. (Also, the term never really made sense to me—doesn’t all food start out on a farm and end up on a table, even if that farm is some massive corporate entity and the food is processed along the way?) Now any chef worth his or her salt is making the most of seasonal ingredients from local farmers,...

“Some Bayer AG investors were surprised to learn about the thousands of farmers lining up before U.S. courts to argue that Roundup — the blockbuster weedkiller the German company recently acquired when it bought Monsanto Co. — had given them cancer. But Roundup is hardly the only chemical in Monsanto’s portfolio carrying legal risks. There are...

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The news many of you have been waiting to hear — Android! We are looking at a beta release for August 21st to be in the Google Playstore ————————————————————– About CropSwap Our App: We’ve created an iOS application that...

“A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit alleging glyphosate causes cancer to go to trial. Monsanto,...

“DETROIT (WJBK) – A suburban business owner was busted doing his dirty work in Detroit. His job is to clean carpets, but a FOX 2 viewer caught him making a nasty mess, dumping some sort of liquid on the edge of an urban farm. The urban farm is six acres of crops on Detroit’s north end taken care of by teens proud of their community. More than 5,000...

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  Having a thriving vegetable garden doesn’t have to end when summer does. With a little bit of planning, and preparation you can grow vegetables well into the winter months or even year round if you live in a warmer climate down south.  But regardless of where you live, there are a few crops you can count on to withstand cooler temps, frost, and even...

NBC12 – WWBT – Richmond, VA News On Your Side (WATCH THE VIDEO!) “From high above, the Bellemeade-Oak Grove neighborhood looks like any other one in south Richmond. However, if you move in a bit closer, you’ll see one backyard on Wright Avenue that makes the neighborhood unique. That’s because you are looking at a farm right in the heart of the...

“Growing up in Washington, D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, Rebecca Lemos-Otero says her first experience with nature came in her late teens when her mother started a community garden. “I was really surprised and quickly fell in love,” she recalls. The garden was peaceful, and a “respite” from the neighborhood, which had...

“The wind-whipped rooftop of a converted warehouse in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor might be the last place you’d expect to find fertile farmland, unless you’re Jen Rosenthal, founder and owner of Planted Chicago. “I got my start in farming on the rooftop at Uncommon Ground, the restaurant up in Edgewater,” said Rosenthal. It was the first certified...

                Controlling insects in the garden may seem like a never ending battle for some, but have you ever considered that fixing the problem may be as simple as just planting a few “sacrificial crops” for the problematic bugs to feast on instead of your prized fruits or vegetables? Planting a variety of “trap plants”...

“Farmer Mark Van Fleet started growing vegetables at Harriet Gardens on Columbus’ South Side two years ago. He came to this once-vacant lot with about a decade of experience in gardening.” Van Fleet gave up his job as an arts administrator because he did not like working inside all day. Now he spends his days tending to his vegetables. “I felt this...

“Members of religious orders have always had a need to garden, inspired no doubt by one of the Christian faith’s noted cultivators, Saint Fiacre, a green-fingered holy man who became the patron saint of gardeners. When monks, friars and nuns established their enclaves, they turned to gardens of herbs, wildflowers and vegetables to feed and heal themselves....

“Vertical gardening is a great way to maximize your living space and enhance the beauty and enjoyment of your home. Easy to create, customize and care for, a vertical garden can be made of anything from hanging flower pots and plastic soda bottles to old mailboxes, wheelbarrow, and crates. And the many options allow you the flexibility to get creative and capture...

“When passengers board their flights at Dubai International Airport, most are served in-flight meals that include salads or greens atop sandwiches. These crops usually come from traditional, outdoor farms in the United Arab Emirates. By 2020, flights taking off from the airport will serve greens and herbs grown from a more high-tech source. Emirates Flight...

“(CNN) — From derelict train tracks turned scenic walkways, to rooftop treasures atop train stations, sometimes the best bits of cities are the bits that don’t feel like cities at all. Urban centers might be 24-hour hubs of activity, but often you just need some green space in the concrete jungle. “One of the things I always like when I go...

“INDIANAPOLIS –A soon-to-open nonprofit urban farm on the south side of Indianapolis aims to give formerly-incarcerated women a chance to “craft a future story” while combating the city’s food desert issue. Bellfound Farm spans 17 acres and allows young women to run an urban farm while receiving counseling, coaching and business training....

WHAT ARE MOSAIC VIRUSES? “Mosaic viruses are plant viruses that cause the leaves to have a speckled appearance.” –wiki HOW TO IDENTIFY MOSAIC VIRUSES AND DAMAGE: Yellow, white or green spots on foliage Wrinkled or curled leaves Yellowing of veins in leaves Reduced yields or stunted growth “Warty”, or mottled fruit HOW TO CONTROL...