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Silkworms Are Spinning A New Future For Kenyan Farmers

Farmers in Kenya are turning away from maize and looking toward silk farming. It is less susceptible to erratic weather and ensures a steady income. Kenyan farmers have traditionally grown tea, coffee and maize. But in recent years, unpredicatble weather and disease have produced low crop yields, which have been particularly devastating for small-scale farmers. […]

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Agri tech on the rise

Internet based agricultural technology such as Farm Logs and AgriApps are examples of the new #AgriTech movement which is taking off globally. AgriTech is a class of technology which includes internet based innovations which seek to leverage the power of cloud based computing to solve complex problems on the farm. One such problem is the […]

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[VIDEO] First Space Harvest Meal

For the first time ever, fresh food grown in the microgravity environment of space is on the menu for NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Expedition 44 crew members Scott Kelly, Kjell Lindgren and Kimiya Yui sampled the red romaine lettuce which was grown as part of the Veggie experiment after it had spent […]

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Simple Vegetable Garden Tips For Every Size Garden

Looking to add some extra color and nutrition to your meals this season? Try growing your own vegetables! Here are some growing tips for every size space… If you’re interested in creating a container garden, vegetables like cucumber, eggplant, and green onion are perfect candidates for this potted practice. Just make sure you avoid dark-colored […]

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Fertilizer Facts

What exactly is fertilizer? And, why do plants benefit from it? Fertilizer is simply a material added to soils or directly to plant tissues that contains nutrients essential to the growth and health of the plant. Usually, this means Phosphorous, Nitrogen, and Potassium. These basic elements are usually in the form of chemical compounds that […]

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Your Guide To The Right Mix Of Composting Materials

The key to quality composting is to get the right combination of nitrogen-rich (green) materials with carbon-rich (brown) materials. In the most nutritious compost heaps, carbon-to-nitrogen ratio is 30:1. We know you’re busy, so make keeping track of your materials-in easy. Print off this sheet of compostable green and brown materials. Then staple it to […]

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