Tag Archives: Agritourism

Food System Solutions in New England

According to many American food system workers and consumers, our food system is broken. Organic farmer Diana Kushner of Arcadian Fields Farm in Hope Valley, RI explains it this way: “1) Local … food does not cost too much, industrial … Continue reading

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Chicken Parade appeals to visitors of any age

For nearly 40 years, students and families have visited Shelburne Farms connecting with livestock, meeting farmers and learning about the natural environment. After programs, families enjoy a walk across the Farm’s 14,000-acre grounds. Everyone loves parades! Shelburne Farms hosts a Chicken Parade … Continue reading

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Future of Demand for Traditional Green Industry and Agriculture

While the US economy declined in the last five years, growth in the Horticulture Industry led all other “Green Industry” sectors. (The term Green Industry includes only chlorophyll-based sectors including man-made landscapes and natural resources). In the past couple of … Continue reading

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$85,000 USDA grant funds agricultural education

Congratulations to Stu Nunnery, Director of RICAPE (RI Center for Agricultural Promotion and Education, for receiving an $85,000 USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant. He and RICAPE will use the funds to create a web-based, broadcast-quality video training program for farm operators … Continue reading

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