The Aquaponic Farmer : A Complete Guide to Building and Operating a Commercial Aquaponic System by
Coverage includes: A primer on cold-water aquaponics; Pros and cons of different systems; Complete design and construction of a Deep Water Culture system; Recommended and optional equipment and tools; System management, standard operating procedures, and maintenance checklists; Maximizing fish and veg production; Strategies for successful sales and marketing of fish and plants. As the only comprehensive commercial cold-water resource, The Aquaponic Farmer is essential for farmers contemplating the aquaponics market, aquaponics gardeners looking to go commercial, and anyone focused on high quality food production.
Baking Powder Wars by
Publication Date: 2017-05-22
First patented in 1856, baking powder sparked a classic American struggle for business supremacy. For nearly a century, brands battled to win loyal consumers for the new leavening miracle, transforming American commerce and advertising even as they touched off a chemical revolution in the world's kitchens.
Chop Suey, USA by
Publication Date: 2014-11-04
American diners began to flock to Chinese restaurants more than a century ago, making Chinese food the first mass-consumed cuisine in the United States. By 1980, it had become the country's most popular ethnic cuisine. Chop Suey, USA offers the first comprehensive interpretation of the rise of Chinese food, revealing the forces that made it ubiquitous in the American gastronomic landscape and turned the country into an empire of consumption.
Entrepreneurship in Farming by
Publication Date: 2013-08-30
The purpose of this guide is to provide a better understanding of the concept and practice of entrepreneurship. This guide has been prepared for people who want to start a farm business for the first time and for farmers that want to make changes to their farming systems by introducing high value enterprises directed to the market. This guide can also help extension workers be better able to help farmers develop the skills and spirit of an entrepreneur. Is it part of a series of booklets on farm business management designated to help extension workers support farmers.
Running a Food Truck for Dummies by
Call Number: TX911 .M97 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-17
Drive your food truck business to success While food trucks may not be the new kid on the block anymore, it's a segment that continues to swell--and there's still plenty of room for growth. If you have your sights set on taking your culinary prowess on the road, Running a Food Truck For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you find your food niche, follow important rules of conducting business, outfit your moving kitchen, meet safety and sanitation requirements, and so much more.
The Joy of Brewing Cider, Mead, and Herbal Wine by
Call Number: TP570 .K67 2018
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
You're ready to try your hand at home brewing, but you want to try something unique--and you also have no idea where to start. This is the book for you. Broken into three sections--mead, cider, and herbal wine--you'll learn what basic equipment you'll need, what ingredients to have on hand, and author Nancy Koziol will walk you through each step of the process. Along the way, you'll pick up some fun facts about ethical consumption, sustainable farming, and the science behind fermenting. Whether you want to try a simple honey mead, a crisp apple or pear cider, or a wild wine with herbs foraged from your backyard, in these pages you'll find the inspiration and instruction you need to follow through to the finished product. Many of these drinks are brewed in a matter of weeks rather than months, so you don't even have to be particularly patient! Once you get the hang of the basics, try experimenting with the suggested seasonal additions, or whatever fruit, herb, or spice is ready for harvest (or on sale at the local market). Add some ginger to your cider, some blackberries to your wine, or some pumpkin to your mead for brews that are truly your own. With a unique focus on local, seasonal produce and sustainable farming practices, this will appeal to seasoned brewers who are looking for something new as well as eco-conscious millennials ready to impress their friends on Instagram. Fascinating tidbits of trivia, information on health benefits, and a dash of humor make this book as entertaining as it is useful.
Road to Survival by
Publication Date: 2017-06-16
This reference book gives information about strategies for increasing plant productivity, comparisons of agricultural models, the role of epigenetic events on crop production, yield enhancing physiological events (photosynthesis, germination, seedling emergence, seed properties, etc.), tools enabling efficient exploration of genetic variability, domestication of new species, the detection or induction of drought resistance and apomixes and plant breeding enhancement (through molecularly assisted breeding, genetic engineering, genome editing and next generation sequencing).The book concludes with a case study for the improvement of small grain cereals. Readers will gain an understanding of the biotechnological tools and concepts central to sustainable agricultureMore Food: Road to Survival is, therefore, an ideal reference for agriculture students and researchers as well as professionals involved sustainability studies.
Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada by
Publication Date: 2016-05-16
Rural communities, often the first indicators of economic downturns, play an important role in planning for development and sustainability. Increasingly, these communities are compelled to reimagine the paths that lead not only to economic success, but also to the cultural, social, environmental, and institutional pillars of sustainability. As the contributors to this volume demonstrate, there are many examples of such innovation and creativity, and many communities that seek out new ways to build the collaboration, capacity, and autonomy necessary to survive and flourish.
Sustainable Food Systems by
Faced with a global threat to food security, it is perfectly possible that society will respond, not by a dystopian disintegration, but rather by reasserting co-operative traditions. This book, by a leading expert in urban agriculture, offers a genuine solution to today's global food crisis. By contributing more to feeding themselves, cities can allow breathing space for the rural sector to convert to more organic sustainable approaches.
Local or Regional Eating
Accommodation & Food: Made in Grey
Grey County boasts an outstanding tourism industry, ranked second in Ontario for annual visitation with over 3 million visitors. Key Industry Profile of Accommodation and Food.
Eat Local, Taste Global by
Publication Date: 2017-10-01
The authors show how culture, food, and migration are intertwined and how access to ethnocultural vegetables is affected by ethnicity, social class, shopping venues, and food prices. Most ethnic vegetables are imported by corporations and ethnic intermediaries and pass through Toronto's Food Terminal; however, local farmers are now producing some of these vegetables, and alternative forms of agriculture and markets play a significant role in bringing ethnocultural vegetables to our tables. Social justice requires that people have both food security and food sovereignty. Eat Local, Taste Global offers solutions to identified contradictions that include making farmers' markets more inclusive, improving conditions for migrant farm workers, and making alternative forms of agriculture more feasible.
Food Miles: e2 transport
Call Number: Online Video
By the time it's been grown, processed, and distributed, most food in the 21st-century global food economy has traveled an average of 1,500 miles before reaching the plate. As renowned author Michael Pollan elaborates, the effects of this fossil fuel-driven system are detrimental to the environment, to health, and to social well-being. Writer Michael Shuman argues for investing in local food systems.
Growing Local by
Publication Date: 2015-02-01
In an increasingly commercialized world, the demand for better quality, healthier food has given rise to one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. food system: locally grown food. Many believe that "relocalization" of the food system will provide a range of public benefits, including lower carbon emissions, increased local economic activity, and closer connections between consumers, farmers, and communities.
Of the Land
Call Number: Online Video
Of the Land is a detailed exploration into our current food supply as well as a variety of organic options available to people who want to support sustainable farming methods.
Sustainable Culinary Systems: Local Foods, Innovation, Tourism and Hospitality by
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
There is increasing public and academic interest in local and sustainable foods and food tourism. These interests have been reflected in such diverse elements as the growth of farmers markets, green restaurants, food miles, crabon and sustainability labelling, concerns over food supply and security, Slow Food, Fair Trade, and a desire to buy and 'eat locally'. Food related hospitality and tourism is integral to this process because of the way in which it simultaneously acts to globalise and localise food consumption and create new foodways and commodity chains.
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