farming

Planet Forward
Via International Institute for Environment and Development: Stone lines or ("bunds") slow down runoff, incerease water infiltration and for the basis for improved production in semi-arid areas. At the same time, sediment is captured behind these... Read More
The Dragon Tractor is a farm vehicle that has many applications and intends to provide easier access to crops as well as more comfort for the operator. The Dragon can perform farming tasks including planting, cultivating, inspecting, pruning, and... Read More
Clarkson University
According to these students at Clarkson University in New York state, unless you are located on the coast of California, it is nearly impossible to grow food year-round. They say they’ve created a unique greenhouse system that allows for year-round... Read More
Bonneville Power Administration (Department of Energy)
Many irrigation systems in the United States are outdated, so they use up more water than they need. These farmers in Oregon took advantage of financial incentives to retrofit their decades-old irrigation system, making their farm more efficient... Read More
Planet Forward
Richard Sakuma of Sakuma Bros. Farms talks about the need for incentives in the agriculture industry for farmers to move away from fossil fuels.
Local food lies at the center of a sustainable way of living. Author and Environmentalist Bill McKibben speaks about the importance of local economies and his own experience eating food solely from the Champlain Valley in Vermont. Eating local not... Read More
RWU students follow angus beef from Blackbird Farms in Smithfield, RI to Persimmon Restaurant in Bristol, RI. By buying local products, there s a smaller carbon footprint than if you bought products out of state.

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