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Timbuktu Chronicles: "Africa's Urban Farmers"

Timbuktu Chronicles: "Africa's Urban Farmers" | Growing Food | Scoop.it
When I met Eunice Wangari at a Nairobi coffee shop recently, I was surprised to hear her on her mobile phone, insistently asking her mother about the progress of a corn field in her home village, hours away from the big city.

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Use This Chart to Pick the Most Nutritious Leafy Greens

Use This Chart to Pick the Most Nutritious Leafy Greens | Growing Food | Scoop.it
If you're choosing between junk food and a salad, the salad is usually the healthier option, regardless of the types of greens used to make it, but if you're searching for the healthiest, most nutrient-packed leafy greens for your salads or...

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Mushroom Urban Farm | psssst.net

Mushroom Urban Farm | psssst.net | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Seattle-based firms Olson Kundig Architects and CityLab7 have collaborated to create a mushroom farm inside a Seattle storefront that repurposes the city's discarded coffee grounds as compost.

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High-Tech Hydroponic Farm Transforms Abandoned Bowling Alley

High-Tech Hydroponic Farm Transforms Abandoned Bowling Alley | Growing Food | Scoop.it
See Also: DIY Biotech Hacker Space Opens in NYC Vertical Farming: Apple Store Meets Greenhouse Meets Skyscraper Biofuels, Speculation Blamed...

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Startup Co. Bitponics Develops Device to Take Guesswork Out of Hydroponic Gardening

Startup Co. Bitponics Develops Device to Take Guesswork Out of Hydroponic Gardening | Growing Food | Scoop.it
“Bitponics will be a device and a website that simplify hydroponic gardening,” Kumar explains in a video posted on Bitponics’ Kickstarter page.

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Drought threatens US food prices - Washington Post

Drought threatens US food prices - Washington Post | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Drought threatens US food pricesWashington PostA drought in the Midwest has pushed the price of a bushel of corn up about 27 percent in the past month alone and threatens a wide range of food prices.and more »...
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Kansas brothers' parody video 'I'm Farming and I Grow It' goes viral - Kansas City Star

Kansas brothers' parody video 'I'm Farming and I Grow It' goes viral - Kansas City Star | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Kansas City StarKansas brothers' parody video 'I'm Farming and I Grow It' goes viralKansas City StarThe truth is Greg Peterson can't stand LMFAO's song and video, “Sexy and I Know It.”Kansas Farm Brothers Make Popular Music VideoKAKEKansas farm video...
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Why organic food isn't as green as you think | The Living Principles

Why organic food isn't as green as you think | The Living Principles | Growing Food | Scoop.it
To Hindus, cows are sacred. Jewish dietary laws (kashrut) and Muslim dietary laws (halal) prohibit pork consumption. Traditional Catholics abstain from.
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Why gardeners are hitting the roof

Why gardeners are hitting the roof | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Why gardeners are hitting the roof (Article on the increasing popularity of green roofs.)...

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Solana Beach community garden under way - Del Mar Times | Del Mar Times

Solana Beach community garden under way - Del Mar Times | Del Mar Times | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Solana Beach community garden under way: This aquaponic garden is in the process of balancing at the home of Sue...

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Gardener: Collecting rainwater - Taunton Daily Gazette

Gardener: Collecting rainwater - Taunton Daily Gazette | Growing Food | Scoop.it
The RepublicGardener: Collecting rainwaterTaunton Daily GazetteWe've discussed collecting and storing rainwater before, but let's revisit the various aspects involved for the benefit of those who are merely curious about the ...Gardener: Collecting...
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The Existential Gardener: Compost

Making compost is a fairly simple matter and is the first step in the gardening process. If you are starting a new garden, establishing a compost pile is the very first thing to do. It is good to start composting a year before you start ...
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Kashi Introduces Two New USDA Certified Organic Cereals - MarketWatch (press release)

Kashi Introduces Two New USDA Certified Organic Cereals - MarketWatch (press release) | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Kashi Introduces Two New USDA Certified Organic CerealsMarketWatch (press release)As close to nature as you can find in look, flavor, texture and aroma, both recipes combine crispy whole, organic corn flakes with a touch of natural sweetness.and more »...
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Aquaponics/Future Farm - Rats Facts

Aquaponics/Future Farm - Rats Facts | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Aquaponic systems may vary greatly in size, you may assemble one in your backyard or you may walk through large commercial units. However, they use the same principle. It is interesting that this method has ancient roots ...

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Postal Service Plants Second Green Roof - MarketWatch (press release)

Postal Service Plants Second Green Roof - MarketWatch (press release) | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Postal Service Plants Second Green RoofMarketWatch (press release)The green roof also addresses practical concerns. The roof's expected lifespan is up to 50 years, twice as long as the roof it will replace.

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Urban Growth, Urban Farming | Wake Up World

Urban Growth, Urban Farming | Wake Up World | Growing Food | Scoop.it
An urban farming renaissance is budding green shoots in the most lifeless backwaters of the world’s metropolises and the result is happier and healthier residents and more desirable city environments.

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Farmers markets grow with high-tech advances - Boston Globe

Farmers markets grow with high-tech advances - Boston Globe | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Boston GlobeFarmers markets grow with high-tech advancesBoston GlobeAs a result, farmers and other vendors are increasing sales as technology allows customers across the income scale to buy more local foods.

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Kirsten Dirksen: Internet of Food: Tweeting Aquaponic Gardens in ...

Kirsten Dirksen: Internet of Food: Tweeting Aquaponic Gardens in ... | Growing Food | Scoop.it
It's been hailed as the future of farming: it uses less water (up to 90 percent less than traditional gardening), doesn't attract soil-based bugs and produces two types of produce (both plants and fish).
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For backyard hobbyists, hives are the bee's knees - The Independent Weekly

For backyard hobbyists, hives are the bee's knees - The Independent Weekly | Growing Food | Scoop.it
The Independent WeeklyFor backyard hobbyists, hives are the bee's kneesThe Independent WeeklySmall hives raised by farmers and hobbyists are critically important as researchers continue to search for the cause of annual honeybee die-offs due to...
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Uganda's Household Farmers Become Organic Exporters | Organic ...

Uganda's Household Farmers Become Organic Exporters | Organic ... | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Four out of every five Ugandans is a small farmer who uses mostly traditional methods to grow crops without much help from chemical pesticides or synthetic.
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Hansar Samui Launches Organic Garden and Aquaponic Fish and Veggie Farm with a Hydroponic Berry Farm in the Works - Wining and Dining News - etravelblackboardasia.com

Hansar Samui’s innovative and creative General Manager Indra Budiman, has rented a former unattractive wasteland adjacent to the hotel and converted it into an organic veggie farm and?

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Green Roof Tour – Copenhagen | World Green Roof Congress - World Green Roof Congress

Green Roof Tour – Copenhagen | World Green Roof Congress - World Green Roof Congress | Growing Food | Scoop.it
WGRC delegates will be able to view selected green roofs within the City of Copenhagen, & listen to the Architects perspective on their benefits and design.

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Farmscape Gardens - Home

Farmscape Gardens - Home | Growing Food | Scoop.it
LA based Farmscape is making a business out of urban farming #urbanag http://t.co/JUkFKcln...

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Where city jail once was, a community garden grows - Kansas City Star

Where city jail once was, a community garden grows - Kansas City Star | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Kansas City StarWhere city jail once was, a community garden growsKansas City Starp>

The idea gained traction, especially because master gardeners had already worked ....

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Food Security Goes From Bad to Worse - AllAfrica.com

Food Security Goes From Bad to Worse - AllAfrica.com | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Food Security Goes From Bad to WorseAllAfrica.comMohale's Hoek — Initial estimates of the damage to Lesotho's already ailing agricultural sector - caused by a year of too much rain followed by a year of too little ...and more »...
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