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An update on the Long term care Workforce Center

An update on the Long term care Workforce Center

…we posted the Long term care Workforce Center article back in October and now we are partnering with Desert Rain to potentially produce food for a new endeavor to feed LTC facilities.  Diet is important and both patients and guests benefit from healthy food. A big company behind all of this is HybridLTC with their… Read more

Long term care Workforce Center

Long term care Workforce Center

The American Health Care Association teamed up with Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute to create a new Long Term Care workforce center. This resource center was created to help reduce pressures with skilled nurses and senior housing centers. The Workforce Resource Center allows workers and providers the information that they need. Training and professional development is provided on… Read more

6 best vegetables for the city farm

6 best vegetables for the city farm

City farming is becoming increasingly popular, as more and more people aspire to learn more about it. Urbanites turn to urban agriculture as a way to boost their healthy foods supply, and utilize land more innovatively. City farms are often limited in space, and the idea is to focus on plants that will produce maximum… Read more

Urban agriculture becomes more popular in 2017 as new toolkits published

Urban agriculture becomes more popular in 2017 as new toolkits published

Urban agriculture is a great new practice that’s helping reconnect city communities with healthy food. More and more Americans are promoting urban farming initiatives that promote healthy eating, create economic opportunities and maximize innovative use of existing land. As research in this area increases, more people now have the resources needed to start their own… Read more

Container Gardening How-To

Container Gardening How-To

Probably one of the most common ways seen in cities to do some urban gardening is container gardens. Makes sense since most densely populated areas don’t have much green space up for grabs for agriculture, and with most people in big cities living in apartments container gardening just makes sense because it is incredibly flexible… Read more

Detroit: An Unexpected Urban Farming Treasure

Detroit: An Unexpected Urban Farming Treasure

  Nowadays when most people think of Detroit they think of urban decay, bankruptcy, and ruin. And up until recent times those initial thoughts would have been valid. Detroit was once the wealthiest city in the USA, thriving on the automobile industry. The decline of Detroit can’t be blamed on one single thing because it was… Read more

8 Houseplants to Improve Indoor Air Quality

8 Houseplants to Improve Indoor Air Quality

A common misconception is that pollution is ‘outside’, that ozone, smog, or haze lingering in the air during those summer days. But the truth of the matter is that the air inside our offices, homes, and other interior locations are actually more polluted. Think about it, the air inside your living spaces could be polluted… Read more

5 Healthy Herbs That You Can Grow in Your Backyard

5 Healthy Herbs That You Can Grow in Your Backyard

Dr. Jenn Dazey, a leading naturopathic physician, says that most of medicine is still based on herbs. Growing healthy herbs is one of the best things you can do with that spare space in your backyard. And here’s the best thing – it’s easy and won’t take as much time as you might have thought…. Read more

Meet the World’s Top City Farms

Meet the World’s Top City Farms

Today, about a fifth of the world’s total is grown in urban areas. This is a significant piece of statistics by all means. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says that urban agriculture supplies roughly a quarter of the global urban population, up to 700 million city dwellers. City farms are seen as a transforming… Read more

Can Urban Farms Feed Enough of Us?

Can Urban Farms Feed Enough of Us?

Fresh food sprouts on high-rise rooftops, schoolyards, once-abandoned buildings and floating barges are a dramatic scene. Gardened spaces indeed have a vibrant, endearing environment as compared to vacant lots. But other than turning civic blight into lively blossoms, are these urban farms any good? According to a new report released by the Center for a… Read more