Green Stuff

Fayetteville Creates District Aimed At Energy Efficiency

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Becomes First In Arkansas Staff Report It was early in 2013 that Arkansas passed legislation that would make way for financing options for “green” building improvements. The Property Assessed Clean Energy bill, or PACE, was meant to allow commercial business owners access to financing options when wanting to improve energy efficiency, from insulation to solar…

What Will It Take To Turn Fayetteville Into A Sustainable Food City By 2030?

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A Research Team From The UofA Show How, And Why It’s Important By Terrah Baker There’s a lot of talk about food security these days. With new research showing even the wealthiest communities like NWA contain high amounts of child food insecurity, and even more that show the lack of nutrient-rich foods across the nation,…

Growing Healthier: Farm To School Food Program Takes Shape

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By Quinn Montana People today are much more conscious of the need for planning for food security. It’s a crazy world. Will our children have the skills and knowledge they need? Well, in NWA the seeds have been planted for abundance. Over the last five years several groups have sprung up to foster knowledge about…

The State Of Our Drinking Water

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By Terrah Baker The Beaver Lake Watershed Symposium held Sept. 27 at the Carroll Electric building in Huntsville was designed to teach about the water quality of Beaver Lake, the outreach programs taking place and best management practices that are being applied within the watershed. NWA Council “Protects” Lake Considering statistics show NWA is adding…

Dickey Farms Offers Pumpkins, Research, Farm Experience

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  By Terrah Baker David Dickey said some of his first, and fondest, memories are wandering through his dad’s organic garden in California before he was five. He didn’t know then that he’d spend his entire professional career in the agricultural field, and especially that he’d start his own small farm implementing overarching sustainable practices…

Benefit Dinner To Celebrate Local, Share Global

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Local Organization Helps Support Exiled, Organic Tibetan Farmers By Terrah Baker Pennies for Partnerships started as a fundraising entity to support already existing programs in the exiled Tibetan communities now living in India, explained founder and director Leann Halsey. The Indian government granted land to the Tibetan people who come from a farming culture thousands…

Urban Farm Builds Community Food Web Model

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By Terrah Baker It was about a year ago that Tri Cycle Farms held its First Annual Pesto Fest. Local pesto aficionados came together with their best recipes and joined the community in music, pesto tasting, donating and a silent auction. The community, urban farm teaching people how to “grow community through soil” looked ready…