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NASA reports potential megadrought; CSA becomes increasingly important

NASA study finds potential for megadroughtA few weeks ago we discussed climate smart agriculture (CSA) and how it’s time to start considering how the changes in climate and weather can harm our food supply and alter growing techniques. While shifting growing techniques can be intimidating, this week’s report from NASA shows the importance for those in agricultural communities around the world to make proactive changes. Read more

Climate-Smart Agriculture: A Philosophy of Sustainability

Climate Smart AgricultureThe 21st Century has provided a number of obstacles. With improvements in technology, constant and instantaneous communication, a fluctuating economy and, especially, changes in the climate, it is becoming clear that people across the globe need to adapt to these economic, cultural and environmental changes. In no sector is this truer than in our agricultural communities. All of the changes mentioned have direct impacts on farms everywhere, and the drastic and sometimes violent environmental swings have become troublesome over the past decade. Read more

2013 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions

Photo Contest Honorable Mentions
After receiving hundreds of submissions to our photo contest, we wanted to share with you some of our favorites. These photos may not have won a prize, but they still stood out and we felt that we needed to recognize them. We smiled, we laughed and we were awed by some of these great pictures and the stories we received with some of them. There are seven superlative categories and we selected a winner for each. These customers will each receive a dozen pair of our FarmTek Dot Grip Gloves! We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did!
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And The Winners Are….Announcing Our 2013 Fall Photo Contest Winners!

Photo Contest Winners

It’s that time of year again! The photos came pouring in for our 2013 Fall Photo Contest and we’re here to announce the winners! As always, the quality and quantity of photos we received was large, but we were finally able to narrow it down to a top winner and runners-up. We loved seeing the submissions from our customers—from chickens and cows, to high tunnels and greenhouses, you all sent us some great photos and we love seeing our products in action. If you didn’t submit photos this time around, be sure to do so during our next photo contest. We’d love to see what you have to share! But for now, read on and see how our top finishers are using our products!

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Brooklyn Grange – World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

This post is brought to you by guest author, Emily Goldsher. Emily, who also blogs for our sister company Growers Supply, is a communications strategist living in New York City. In her free time, she likes to learn about the ways smart people utilize urban spaces for farming.

Here’s a gem out of New York: Brooklyn Grange, an urban farm located atop a massive 1919 warehouse at a humble intersection in Queens. Brooklyn Grange also happens to be the world’s largest rooftop farm, topping out at a massive 40,000 square feet of everything from tomatoes to fennel.
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