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A Community of Plant Parents Grows in Confinement

In May 2020, Fernanda Meier walked into a nursery to buy a few plants that... (more)

Alex Robinson
A Grainshed Rises in the Northeast

Jacob Buck and his two brothers were looking for a way to ensure their Maine... (more)

Catie Joyce Bulay
February 28, 2021
Atlanta Has Created the Largest Free Food Forest in the Country

The city of Atlanta is growing a solution to address its food deserts.  On seven... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
February 27, 2021
USDA Finds Mystery Seeds From China Were Not Sent to Harm American...

The USDA has found that there was no intentional harm associated with the thousands of... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
February 24, 2021
Palestinian Seeds Come to America, Stories and Artwork Included

Vivien Sansour founded the Palestine Heirloom Seed Library in the West Bank in 2014 as... (more)

Josh Voorhees
February 20, 2021
Winter Storm Is Devastating Texas Farmers and Ranchers

Over the past week, a brutal winter storm has made life difficult in much of... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 18, 2021
Researchers Find Possible Answer to Citrus Greening

Citrus greening disease, sometimes known by its Chinese name of huanglongbing, is one of the... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 14, 2021
International Trade Commission Says Foreign Blueberries Not Hurting American Industry

Blueberries are native to North America, primarily in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada.... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 12, 2021
How California Crops Fought Off a Pest Without Using Pesticide

California is the nation’s leading grower of crops in the Brassica family, including broccoli, Brussels... (more)

Dan Nosowitz
February 8, 2021
This Teenager Helped Launch Seed Libraries in Every State

During the pandemic, Alicia Serratos has spent countless hours assembling kits containing organic vegetable, herb... (more)

Jodi Helmer
February 8, 2021
From NFL Stardom to Family Farming

Sometimes when Jason Brown gives motivational talks at schools, students tell him he’s crazy.  The... (more)

Alex Robinson
February 7, 2021