Vertical Farming Explained, with Dickson Despommier

As of this moment WHO and the population counsel estimate that about 50 percent of us live in cities. And the other half, of course, lives somewhere else. The other thing we can learn from NASA of all places is how much land those seven billion people, half urban, half rural, actually need to produce […]

How Differentiated Instruction and Formative Assessment Work at Forest Lake Elementary

>>A fraction with the same number on the top and bottom is a unit fraction.>>Narrator: At Forest Lake Elementary, students are assessed early and often.>>Two nights plus three nights plus one night.>>Narrator: Some of the tests are fun, and most of them employ the latest technology.>>Would someone like to share what they put?>>I put A […]

Farming in Manitoba: Community

– Agriculture in the classroom. So I get to go all over the Province of Manitoba speaking to students like you about agriculture. – So agriculture in the classroom is a very dynamic organization here in the Province. And what we do, essentially, is connect students at all ages, so kindergarten through grade 12, to […]

4 Farmers Share Secrets for Planting Cash Crops into Cover Crops

[ Music ]>>Many farmers are using cover crops to protect and improve their soils, increase infiltration of rainfall and irrigation water, suppress weeds, add biodiversity to their agricultural system and improve yields. Years of farmer experience as well as research has shown that having a good thick stand of cover crops maximizes these benefits but […]

Farming in Manitoba: Equipment

(bright music) – [Voiceover] Here’s a segment from Prairie Public’s documentary series, Built on Agriculture. It examines the role of modern machinery and farming experience in establishing a successful Manitoba farm operation. (country music) – When you look at what does it cost to outfit an average Manitoba farm, you’re gonna look at well over […]

Trump touts tariffs as trade leverage. But what do U.S. farmers and retailers think?

JUDY WOODRUFF: President Trump and China have ramped up their war over trade, and the president has spent much of his term confronting other countries over trade practices. This weekend, he announced new tariffs and alternated between insult and praise for China’s president. He also threatened to order American companies to move their operations out […]

Lessons from an Organic Blueberry Farmer

I skipped class on Friday. I skipped class, packed my bags, and drove two and a half hours to WWOOF. WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities Through Organic Farms. It’s a website that connects people with farmers. In exchange for your volunteer work, they give you a place to stay and food. I went to […]

Tesoro Vivo – Community managed forests under threat from mining in Mexico

Why would someone come to destroy what we have, what we live in, where we are, what we are? This would reach the point where we would have to leave our territory, because we tend to disappear. LIVING TREASURE Mexico is the 4th country in the world with the most mining concessions and the 6th […]

Timber Bridge Inspection: Resistance Microdrilling Demonstration

My name is Brian Brashaw, and I’m a timber bridge engineer with the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute, in cooperation with HDR Engineering, the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, the Minnesota DOT and a number of counties here in the state, we’re conducting a project to be able to incorporate advanced inspection techniques into […]

Virginia Farming: Broadfork Farm and Community Supported Agriculture

>>NINETY YEARS AGO, THE VIRGINIA FARM BUREAU MADE OUR LOCAL FARMERS A PROMISE TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE A WAY OF LIFE THEY WORKED SO HARD TO ESTABLISH. TODAY OUR INSURANCE AGENTS WORK TO PROTECT ALL VIRGINIANS, NOT JUST FARMERS. WE WANT TO KEEP VIRGINIA, VIRGINIA. MORE INFORMATION IS AT FARMBUREAUADVANTAGE.COM. AMY: HI EVERYBODY. WELCOME TO […]