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Will Aquaponics and Other Urban Farms Yield a Green Job Harvest? | GreenBiz.com

Will Aquaponics and Other Urban Farms Yield a Green Job Harvest? | GreenBiz.com

In the wake of President Obama's jobs speech last week , the national conversation is intently focused on growing jobs -- and particularly green jobs -- in the weak economy. This week, we saw a new twist on green jobs, and one that promises something of a Holy Grail of sustainability: Creating jobs to grow sustainable food products at an economically viable scale that will be consumed in the local foodshed. That's the pitch from the Recirculating Farms Coalition (RFC), which launched earlier this week. The group says the type of farms and farming it promotes can achieve those goals and more, including urban job creation. The coalition is promoting sustainable, closed-loop farms that grow local, fresh food and, it says, create green jobs using clean, recycled water in place of soil. The farms can produce plants, fish, or a combination of both -- a method called aquaponics. ...

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