A competition to highlight food production tradeoffs – the 2014 UST Stewardship Garden

The world needs an agricultural makeover. Currently, agricultural practices take up 40 percent of land area, are responsible for 70 percent of global water withdrawals, and emit 30 percent of all greenhouse gases in our atmosphere (Foley 2010). The amount of land used for agriculture is 60 times higher than land use for all other … Continue reading A competition to highlight food production tradeoffs – the 2014 UST Stewardship Garden

Stewardship Science meets Gardening Matters for conversation, research planning

Urban agriculture is a relatively new concept in the United States, but it's already making a big impact. In the Twin Cities alone, there are over 450 community gardens providing produce for local charities and community members. Urban gardens can have many benefits, such as increasing the availability offresh food for urban residents and reducing … Continue reading Stewardship Science meets Gardening Matters for conversation, research planning