STLFPC Member Spotlight on Dan Mueller from HOSCO

What does HOSCO stand for? HOSCO stands for Holistic, Organic, Sustainble, Co-operative. How did you get started in the food system? How did you get involved with HOSCO? I come from a farming family and so I’ve always had a passion for agriculture and for being outdoors. When I got into college, that changed more…

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STLFPC Member Spotlight on Mary Ostafi from Urban Harvest STL

                                                           How did you get started in the food system? I got started as an eater, just like everyone else; as a conscious, healthy eater that was concerned about the industrial ag system in our country. To make a long story short, I fell into this…

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Soil and Agriculture

Soil is a diverse ecosystem of living and nonliving elements working together to create the surface of our Earth. Soil provides many services such as habitat to many creatures, the ability to facilitate plant growth, and provides a stable surface for all infrastructure. Without soil life on Earth would be very different, but today soil…

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Soil and Agriculture

Keeping Chickens in the City of St. Louis

Chickens are some of the most common farm animals in urban areas. They can be raised for their fertile manure or eggs. Raising chickens can be rewarding, fruitful, and fun for the whole family, but certain aspects must be considered before starting your flock. Board Bill 52, which was sponsored by Alderwoman Cara Spencer and…

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Keeping Chickens in the City of St. Louis