Friday, April 19, 2013

Regrowing a Regional Food System

Strawberries don't have to come from California in plastic boxes. We can grow this delightful fruit in many different areas. In fact, a number of other regions, including Northwest Arkansas, used to be known for fruit production.

Researchers are now trying to help recreate that regional food supply while also expanding the growing season to meet consumer demand.  This excellent short-takes video from the University of Arkansas talks about the current research to restore and expand regional strawberry production.  To me, these folks are heros -  and their work reminds me of how important agricultural research can be as we try to chart our way forward to build a more sustainable food system.


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