Can Urban Farms Be Sanctuaries for Bees?
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Can Urban Farms Be Sanctuaries for Bees?

By Rachel Nehemiah Of all pollinators, bees account for the greatest amount of pollination: about 80-90 percent worldwide. And we can thank bees for about one third of our crops too – things like onions, broccoli, chilli peppers, watermelons and pumpkins rely on bees for pollination. Being so important, not only to the world as … Continue reading

Organic Farming Could Get Even Easier
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Organic Farming Could Get Even Easier

Urban agriculture is hard work— I found that out first hand the first time I wielded a pitchfork to turn compost as farm manager of the NYU Farm Lab— so one can imagine why conventional farming practices involve the use of pesticides to make a farmer’s life easier. As you may know, pesticides are substances used … Continue reading