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Hurricane Sandy's Latest Victim: Urban Farms and Their Food Supplies


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, greenliving, protection, conservation )

Cher Away
- 639 days ago - greenerideal.com
Hurricane Sandy has not only ruined homes in New York City and New Jersey, but has also ruined urban farms which will now face crop losses that could potentially take years to recover.



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Kit B. (276)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 7:55 am

Climate does not discriminate, “if pollutants exist, farmers will create remediation plans that could include inoculating the soil with fungi spores, saturating the land with compost tea, or even removing it all and starting over with new top soil.” - could be we need to stop talking and begin DOING..
Once the Fiscal Bluff has passed, we need to put constant pressure on the Congress (both houses) and the President for real action to clean up and begin new policies. It will still take many years to allow the planet to renew itself.
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 12:44 pm
It's heartbreaking. I bet the soil is wrecked.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 1:49 pm
Just terrible! There are ripple effects from any disaster and Sandy's will be felt for quite some time to come.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 2:37 pm
Another thread to the Sandy tragedy.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 3:03 pm
Hope there will be a way to restore the soil !!
 

Angelina petrovic (0)
Thursday November 29, 2012, 6:29 pm
Nature will rejuvenate and all will be well some day, again. It is sad what happened though, but look what happened during the Dust bowl. They turned up the plains when they should not have, but they did discover how to do it without having the Dust Bowl effects and damage to persons and land. Sad. Check it out on Ken Burns, PBS, re-runs. Really good.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:07 pm
sadly noted
 
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