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02/12/2010 - Cleaning Up Brownfields
City farmers can work with local governments and voluntary programs to clean up contamination in vacant lots for growing.

12/28/2009 - Farmers: Apply for Hoop House Funding
USDA’s three-year hoop house program aims to increase availability of local food.

12/11/2009 - Winter Farmers’ Markets Catch On
As the number of farmers’ markets rises, some are keeping their doors open year-round.

12/09/2009 - U.S. Celebrates Terra Madre Day
Communities hold events for Terra Madre Day to promote local food.

12/02/2009 - Hoop Houses Connect Community
The goal of building six hoop houses in Lexington, Ky., before the World Equestrian Games has promoted sustainability and united the community.

11/13/2009 - Vermont Plays Matchmaker for Local Food Industry
Buyers and sellers "speed date” at the 2009 Local Food Matchmaker.

10/30/2009 - 2010 Growing Green Awards
The Natural Resources Defense Council aims to recognize leaders in green farming and food production.

10/16/2009 - Number of Farmers’ Markets Jumps in 2009
Farmers’ market growth indicates consumer interest in buying local.

10/06/2009 - Urban Farm Empowerment
Will Allen, the face of urban farming today, makes his case for local, sustainable foods at Idea Festival.

07/10/2009 - Urban Farm News: Eco Alternative Solutions Launches Smart Streetlight
Eco Alternative Solutions is looking for cities to test their newly developed, high-tech streetlight system.

06/13/2009 - Buy Local, Eat Local Challenges Underway
Take the buy local or eat local (or both) challenges this summer. Supporting local food producers can help bolster the local economy in addition to helping the environment

06/11/2009 - Gardening Season: Are You in Shape?
Medical director reveals why gardening causes foot problems and offers ways to prevent feet aches and pains.

06/10/2009 - Film Explores Truth Behind U.S. Food Industry
Filmmaker Robert Kenner investigates our nation's food industry in his documentary "Food, Inc."

06/08/2009 - Eco-Friendly Water System Developed for Philly Park
Local residents celebrate new eco-friendly stormwater system and aesthetic changes at Liberty Lands.

05/27/2009 - Sign the Food Independence Day Petition
Sign up today to help celebrate local food this July 4 by joining the Kitchen Gardeners International campaign for local food and local ingredients.

05/20/2009 - Go Green with Rainwater Runoff
K-State’s free rain garden webinar to reveal the benefits of rainwater runoff and how to use it effectively.

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