TAKE PART IN ACORN’S ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUM! . . . AT WORLD’S FAIR IN ITALY, THE FUTURE OF FOOD IS ON THE TABLE . . . A BEEHIVE THAT TAKES THE STING OUT OF THE HARVEST . . . NEW GUIDE FOR PROPERTY OWNERS WHO WANT TO ALTER WATERCOURSES . . . PASSING OF NSFA SENATE MEMBER . . .
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TAKE PART IN ACORN’S ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUM!
From finding land to organizing bulk purchases, to learning how to farm or finding particular resources to support your needs and CSA development – it helps to know what is available in your region and where to look for support! (read more)
AT WORLD’S FAIR IN ITALY, THE FUTURE OF FOOD IS ON THE TABLE
Source: NPR For the next six months, Italy is hosting a dinner party – and the entire world is invited to attend. The event, called Expo Milano 2015, is the latest World’s Fair. This year’s theme is “feeding the planet, energy for life.” The global population is projected to pass 9 billion by 2050, and Expo organizers want to start a global conversation now about sustainability, biodiversity, and food security. With exhibits from 145 countries over a 12-million-square-foot area, the expo is a showcase for the many cultures of food and environmental technology. Some pavilions have vertical farms. Brazil has transplanted a tropical forest. And some countries are exhibiting jointly their staple products – such as rice, coffee, and cocoa. (read more)
A BEEHIVE THAT TAKES THE STING OUT OF THE HARVEST
Source: New York Times
Cedar Anderson sometimes drizzles an entire jar’s worth of honey on his food. “Some people call me Pooh Bear,” he says. To feed his habit, Mr. Anderson, 35, keeps bees in the backyard of his home in Broken Head, a village on Australia’s east coast near Byron Bay in New South Wales. He comes from a family of hobbyist beekeepers. Ten years ago, he grew impatient with the traditional, labor-intensive methods of extracting honey. In a backyard shed, he and his father, Stuart, invented an alternative setup called Flow Hive, and this year they began to sell it. (read more)
NEW GUIDE FOR PROPERTY OWNERS WHO WANT TO ALTER WATERCOURSES
Source: N.S. Dept of Environment
A new online guide on altering rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds can help property owners and construction and forestry workers follow new rules to protect them. The Guide to Altering Watercourses explains when to call in experts, requirements for work with a higher risk to the environment, and how to lessen damage to waterways and aquatic life. Examples of altering watercourse beds or banks include installing a culvert or bridge, or stabilizing banks. Many jobs that can be completed between June 1 and Sept. 30 now only require notifying the department, rather than a more costly and time-consuming approval. The guide explains the process and new rules that came into effect last October. (read more)
PASSING OF NSFA SENATE MEMBER
The NSFA staff and members extend sincere condolences to the family of Don Cox of Truro on his recent passing. Don served as the provincial swine specialist for many years and was an honorary member of the NSFA Senate Club. (read more)
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