A group of Taranaki backyard farmers have been awarded a $100,000 grant from Massey University to promote growing and selling fresh produce from their gardens.
By Mike Watson
Feb 3, 2020
For the past two years Freeman has grown a range of seasonal vegetables from his 1060 square metre backyard for sale at an inner-city Sunday morning food market in New Plymouth.
The funding project ‘Farm to Flourish’ would help to find out more about how to market and set strategies for growing food organically with more community involvement, he said.
Massey University’s Associate Professor Sita Venkateswar?, Dr Nitha Palakshappa?, and Dr Dirk Roep? from Wageningen University, Netherlands, will lead the project.
Roep had been involved in previous research on alternative value chains and food networks in the Netherlands and Europe.
The research focused on developing new urban farming communities and expand a network of local producers to earn income from their land.
“Regenerative agriculture is gaining momentum among farmers and growers nationally and internationally, Venkateswar said.
“The movement is about improving the health of a farm’s ecosystem, soil health, nutrient content in food and farm profitability.”
Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!
Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://mitocopper.com
Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://www.herbanomic.com
Get our Free Ebook, "Suppressed Health Secrets" with Natural Cures THEY don't want you to know!
Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!
Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.
pathogens and gives you more
energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser! Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!
Organic Hemp Extract (CBD) - Full Spectrum high CBD (3300mg) hemp extract eases stiff joints, relieves stress and more!
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover - Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video)
Immusist Beverage Concentrate - Proprietary blend, formulated to reduce inflammation while hydrating and oxygenating the cells.