Slow Money… It's not an 'ISM' (as in capitalism, socialism, consumerism, market fundamentalism…). But it is a new way of connecting investors to local food systems, catalyzing new forms of social investing and philanthropy for the 21st century. Join the emerging network of investors, donors, entrepreneurs, farmers, and activists who are giving birth to the nurture capital industry. Come to Shelburne Farms, a working farm and forest and National Historic Landmark -- a setting uniquely imbued with the history of capitalism and a nonprofit organization dedicated to forging a new future through sustainability education, creating social enterprises and strengthening local food systems. Enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Champlain. Meet thought leaders and change agents from around the country who are joining in this exciting project: designing capital markets that go beyond extraction and consumption all the way to preservation and restoration… starting with food and soil fertility.
Slow money`s second national gathering
USSEC Provides Trade and Technical Servicing to Shrimp Producers in Peru
USSEC provided technical support to commercial shrimp growers in Peru by holding multiple discussions with a feedmill representative and fish and shrimp producers about modifying diet formulations for fish and shrimp by incorporating more soybean meal derived from U.S.-grown soybeans. Visits to fish and shrimp farms and facilities by USSEC consultants Dr. John Hargreaves and Jairo Amezquita consisted of six one-on-one or small-group direct technical consultations and presentations to farm groups about pond...
Get Feet Wet in Aquaponics at FSR
Two talks at the Sept. 20-22Farm Science Reviewwill dive intoaquaponics. “There’s growing interest in aquaponics in the Midwest,” saidMatthew Smith, an aquaculture specialist with The Ohio State University who will give the talks. “People like the idea of the marriage between fish and plants.” The Review is an annual agricultural trade show in London, about 25 miles west of Columbus. Its sponsor is Ohio State’sCollege of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Smith...
Secret to Healthy Soil, Black Worm Castings, Organic Fertilizers, Vermaplex
Although it is not apparent, the soil in your garden or farm is living system teaming with life. The ‘soil food web’, is made up of millions of beneficial micro-organisms which supports the development, vigor and production of the plant. These organisms include, nematodes, fungi, protozoa, and bacteria, are also responsible for retaining water and nutrients and disease suppression. Synthetic fertilizers can be seen as a quick fix, but in the end these chemicals end up killing these necessary organisms...
Restore Life to Your Soil With Vermaplex/Black Worm Castings
Farmers and gardeners alike are looking for ways to improve the health of their soil and ability to store water for drought relief. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service released its “Unlock the Secrets in the Soil” campaign, “leading the effort to get more farmers and ranchers to adopt soil health management systems for a wide range of on- and off-farm benefits – including drought resiliency.” “Organic matter and living...
Benefits of Black Worm Castings, VermaPlex, and Organic Fertilizers
Over the last couple of years, organic fertilizers such as Black Worm Castings, VermaPlex Specialty Fertilizer, Black Sea Kelp, Coral Calcium, Hydrolyzed Fish, and Liquid Humate Plus, havebecome increasingly popular. As gardeners and farmers realize the amazing benefits of these amendments, many stores have started selling them, but the quality and affordability of Vermitechnology can not be matched. Why Are Black Worm Castings So Amazing? As worms consume organic materials, they are refined to their most...