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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Technology Reaching MA Farmlands



















Here’s a worthy tidbit from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) about a great program in the MA Ag world taking place right now. For anyone who rides the MBTA and wants quick access to local farmers’ produce, here’s an excellent opportunity to use your smart phone and find the best options for fresh and local.

“From August 15th through October 15th , MDAR will be promoting farmers’ markets, area farms, farm stands, agricultural fairs, CSA’s, wine makers, dairy, pick-your-own orchards, agri-tourism, garden centers, Buy Locals, culinary destinations, and much more on the MBTA’s Red and Orange Lines. And how are we going to fit all that on one ad you ask? With a QR Code!

For those of you not familiar with what a QR Code is, it’s a kind of barcode that you can scan with your smart phone to open a web page in your telephone’s browser. People who scan the code will be directed to MassGrown & Fresher – a website that features an interactive “Agri-Google” map to easily find agricultural locations across the Commonwealth. And for T riders without a car? No problem! Around Boston alone there are now over 20 farmers’ markets within easy walking distance of the Red, Orange, Green and Blue Lines.”

Excerpt from the http://www.mass.gov/agr/news/fmr/2011/4-august-september.htm

And don’t forget to check out this link today to understand a bit more about the landscape architectural profession. http://asla.org/Multimedia.aspx From Alaska to Florida, landscape architects will hold simultaneous events on 08.17.11 to educate the public. Have any questions or comments? You know the skinny on posting! See below for all the ways to contact us!

That’s it for this busy Thursday. But there’s always a quote that hopefully ties it all together. Not to confuse the disciplines, although intertwined and symbiotic, Frank Lloyd Wright, the famous American architect said this about technology. “If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.” That’s why it is so important to never lose sight of its true roots!

Image of the Jean Talon Farmers Market by Greg Bilowz (Taken last summer in Montreal)

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