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New Green Vertical Wall Pops Up in London's King's Cross

New Green Vertical Wall Pops Up in London's King's Cross | Growing Food | Scoop.it
There's yet another new green wall in London and TreeHugger was there to see it first.

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Vertical Garden meets Aquaponics

Vertical Garden meets Aquaponics | Growing Food | Scoop.it

Great designs and uses for an aquaponics system

 

This idea combines two of my favorite urban food growing solutions – vertical gardening, and aquaponics. Can they be friends? Of course they can! Charlie from Ecolicious in Sydney has been tr...


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Can Organic and Conventional Crops Coexist? - Public News Service

Can Organic and Conventional Crops Coexist? - Public News Service | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Can Organic and Conventional Crops Coexist?Public News ServiceSince organic crops are bringing nearly double the price of conventional crops, Peterson says it pays to take the extra steps to separate the two.
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UNIDO Tours Fruits, Vegetable Sector - Daily Guide

Daily GuideUNIDO Tours Fruits, Vegetable SectorDaily GuideThe consultants recently met stakeholders in the country's fruits and vegetables sector to exchange ideas on ways to improve the fruit and vegetable value chain ...
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GREAT Infographic: An Easy To Digest Guide To Seasonal Fruits And Veggies

GREAT Infographic: An Easy To Digest Guide To Seasonal Fruits And Veggies | Growing Food | Scoop.it

Fruits and vegetables taste better when they’re in season. Anyone who has bitten into a rock-hard plum knows this....


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Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment

http://www.ted.com Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarde...

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Urban farming 2.0: High tech replacements for sun and soil - Dec. 23, 2010

Urban farming 2.0: High tech replacements for sun and soil - Dec. 23, 2010 | Growing Food | Scoop.it
High-tech urban farming isn't just hip - it's profitable.

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G20 leaders urged to act on food security - China Daily

G20 leaders urged to act on food securityChina DailyLeaders who are to attend the summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) have been urged to make good on their commitment to food security.and more »...
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Hunger Seen Easing in 2012 by FAO as Food Prices Decline - Bloomberg

Hunger Seen Easing in 2012 by FAO as Food Prices Decline - Bloomberg | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Hunger Seen Easing in 2012 by FAO as Food Prices DeclineBloombergWorld hunger is expected to decline this year as food prices fall due to good harvests and increased stockpiles, the United Nations' Food & Agriculture Organization said.
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The Lazy Urban Gardener's Safety Net

The Lazy Urban Gardener's Safety Net | Growing Food | Scoop.it
So, what do you do if you neglected to start your veggies way back in January or February? You had good intentions but there always seemed to be something that stole your attention. Now it’s the planting season and you have nothing to plant...

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Farming in urban areas can boost food security

Farming in urban areas can boost food security | Growing Food | Scoop.it

FAO report just reinforces what we are trying to make happen ...

 

Farming in urban areas can boost food security http://t.co/sRxFGEhh...


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Sabor do Fazenda Urban Farming and Permaculture Education ...

Sabor do Fazenda Urban Farming and Permaculture Education ... | Growing Food | Scoop.it
I visited a lovely urban education site in Sabor do Fazenda that boasts an impressive nursery, cafe and brilliant examples of urban recycling, worm farms and the usual fare that goes along with organic gardening in the urban area.

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Food Trade Too Complex To Track Food Safety

Food Trade Too Complex To Track Food Safety | Growing Food | Scoop.it

How about going down to your local food factory building and picking up dinner .... we need to change the global paradigm

 

The data-dense graphic above may be too reduced to read (here's the really big version), but its intricacy masks a simple and fairly dire me...


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The global challenge of food and nutrition security - Washington Post

The global challenge of food and nutrition security - Washington Post | Growing Food | Scoop.it

Big Takeaway from this discussion ...  30% -40% of food produced gets LOST between the farmer and consumer ... wonder if this number also includes food WASTED ... whatever the answer the amount of lost food is not insignificant and should be focused on ....

 

Financial TimesThe global challenge of food and nutrition securityWashington PostThey are co-chairs of B-20, the food security task force for the Group of 20. ...


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Grow your own indoors with Windowfarms

Shamengo pioneer Britta Riley has designed a simple, elegant solution for indoor gardening in small spaces. Windowfarms allow users to maximize window space ...

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Kitzhaber hails Food Project - Mail Tribune

Kitzhaber hails Food Project - Mail Tribune | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Kitzhaber hails Food ProjectMail TribuneNoting that the Ashland Food Project — and its Food Project spinoffs in other cities — has made a "profound impact on the community," Gov.
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India: 700 farmers to grow vegetables solely for Europe - FreshPlaza

India: 700 farmers to grow vegetables solely for EuropeFreshPlazaAs per the new arrangement, farmers will produce export-quality vegetables like ... These six vegetables comprise 80% of total vegetable export from India.
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Urban Farming at the Homegirl Cafe | Garden Design

Urban Farming at the Homegirl Cafe | Garden Design | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Homegirl Cafe, started in 2005 and an off-shoot of Homeboy Industries, has a farm-to-kitchen training program, helping former gang members and other at-risk youth by providing gardening and cooking jobs.

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Airconditioned pushcarts to sell vegetables door-to-door - Times of India

Airconditioned pushcarts to sell vegetables door-to-door - Times of India | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Airconditioned pushcarts to sell vegetables door-to-doorTimes of IndiaFresh vegetables will now reach people's door on airconditioned carts in the city.
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Food Waste Recycling · Environmental Management & Energy ...

Food Waste Recycling · Environmental Management & Energy ... | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Sending our rubbish to landfill sites continues to be a major topic for debate as proposals for wind farms and incinerators are becoming more common. At present, the Local Government Association estimates that we offload ...
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Urban Farm Tours feature sustainability methods used in urban environments - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Urban Farm Tours feature sustainability methods used in urban environments - San Francisco Chronicle (blog) | Growing Food | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Urban Farm Tours feature sustainability methods used in urban environmentsSan Francisco Chronicle (blog)The Institute of Urban Homesteading offering classes that focus on living in an urban environment and in...

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Urban Agriculture Part II: Designing Out the Distance - Huffington Post

Urban Agriculture Part II: Designing Out the Distance - Huffington Post | Growing Food | Scoop.it
Urban Agriculture Part II: Designing Out the DistanceHuffington PostBy Vanessa Quirk “The typical Urban Dweller today has no understanding of where or how food is produced/distributed.

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Maplewood warehouse turns into a growhouse

Maplewood warehouse turns into a growhouse | Growing Food | Scoop.it

Here is a functioning vertical farm design in a warehouse ...

 

Lettuce grows on walls and basil sprouts inside large rotating cylinders at Garden Fresh Farms in Maplewood, where sun and soil are forsaken for 21st-century technology (RT @MNCERTs: Garden Fresh Farms in Maplewood grows aquaponic veggies with...


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