Author Archives: Jane Kanter

Events: Friday Forum Panel

Every semester, the University YMCA hosts a series of free talks on a particular issue relevant to the community. For Spring 2015, that issue is Food Justice. This week’s Friday Forum will be a panel on Expanding the Local Food Movement, with … Continue reading

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2015 Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that funds will be available this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Although NRCS accepts applications all year, agricultural producers and forest landowners should submit applications by Feb. … Continue reading

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Events: 2015 Conservation Cropping Seminars

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Global Postharvest Loss Prevention Course: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Actors

Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Director of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss, will be conducting a Coursera course in Global Postharvest Loss Prevention The course is free of charge, and there is no textbook. Topics will include postharvest loss and … Continue reading

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Growing Power 3-Day Aquaponics Workshops

Along with the workshops announced yesterday, Growing Power will also hosting intensive hands-on workshops focused exclusively on aquaponic and urban aquaculture training. Topics include system design, water chemistry, fish husbandry, and plant selection. These workshops begin on Friday, the day … Continue reading

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Growing Power “From the Ground Up!” Workshops

Growing Power, a national non-profit with a mission of creating and teaching others to create healthy food from healthy soil, has announced their schedule of workshops for this spring. All workshops will take place at Growing Power’s Community Food Center … Continue reading

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Internship Opportunity: White Violet Center Eco-Justice Intern

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, located in Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, is seeking applicants for the position of Eco-Justice Intern. At WVC you’ll find 320 acres of forestland, 300+ acres of certified organic cropland, a 5 acre organic garden, 2 orchards, a … Continue reading

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Event: 12th Annual Composting Symposium: Building Soil and Community

Join us on Tuesday, February 24th from 9am-3pm at the Trutter Center at Lincoln Land Community College for the 12th Annual Composting Symposium in Springfield. The symposium is a forum for sharing composting information; stimulating the composting market; and bringing … Continue reading

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Ceres Trust Grad Student RFA

The 2015 Ceres Trust Grad Student grants are now open for application.  Detailed information can be found at cerestrust.org. Program Description Up to 10 one-year grants of up to $10,000 each will be made to support organic research by full-time graduate … Continue reading

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Grants: iSEE requests proposals for interdisciplinary research projects

UPDATE: A reminder that the deadline is Feb. 1 for pre-proposals (“white papers” of no more than three pages) for 2015 iSEE seed funding! The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) is making a Request for Proposals for 2015 seed grants to launch interdisciplinary, … Continue reading

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