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Secret Ingredients: How to Read Food Labels: Organic Gardening

Secret Ingredients: How to Read Food Labels: Organic Gardening | Market Growing | Scoop.it
Food labels help consumers make healthy choices. But too often they fail to note potentially harmful additives. Learn how to navigate food labels by understanding what the ingredients mean.
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Planting seeds in eggshells

Planting seeds in eggshells | Market Growing | Scoop.it

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Emily Brown's curator insight, March 10, 2013 12:38 AM

Save your large egg shells next time you bake, wash them out (or not!) and plant them with seeds. Once the plants are large enough, just transfer the whole egg into the ground. The shell is actually a great fertilizer and the roots will be able to break right through.

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Green Roofs Boost Photovoltaic Panels

Green Roofs Boost Photovoltaic Panels | Market Growing | Scoop.it
Combining roof-mounted photovoltaic panels with vegetation can help boost the effect of photovoltaic panels. Green roofs have many additional energy saving benefits to offer.

Via Alan Yoshioka
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Would be good for Urban farming content

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Comstock's - Feudal Attraction: Growtel’ concept thriving in West Sac

Comstock's - Feudal Attraction: Growtel’ concept thriving in West Sac | Market Growing | Scoop.it
Growtel’ concept thriving in West Sac
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More information on the Growtel idea.

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Urban Farming Model Takes Off In Boston Suburb | Planetizen

Urban Farming Model Takes Off In Boston Suburb | Planetizen | Market Growing | Scoop.it
Canney, a resident of the Boston suburb of Needham, MA, noticed that most of the yard space in her neighborhood was being used to grow lawns. Interested in pursuing her dream of farming, she started talking to friends ...

Via Alan Yoshioka
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Much like the Victory gardens in WWII, we here at Carts and Tools belive the Urban Farming movement can represent a victory in this decade as well.  A victory over the the dangers of industrialized food production where multinational agriculture conglomerates keep pushing GMO crops laden with pesticides.

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Secret Ingredients: How to Read Food Labels: Organic Gardening

Secret Ingredients: How to Read Food Labels: Organic Gardening | Market Growing | Scoop.it
Food labels help consumers make healthy choices. But too often they fail to note potentially harmful additives. Learn how to navigate food labels by understanding what the ingredients mean.
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Small Scale Farm Op Only Miles from Las Vegas Strip Shows Promise of Desert Agriculture

Small Scale Farm Op Only Miles from Las Vegas Strip Shows Promise of Desert Agriculture | Market Growing | Scoop.it
Growing organic food in the desert is no easy task.

Via Alan Yoshioka
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We think we have it tough here in the beautiful Willamette Valley in Oregon with the weather.  It always seems to rain when we want to till or cultivate but too little water has its own challenges.

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'Grotels' – replacing long-neglected motels with urban farms in West ...

'Grotels' – replacing long-neglected motels with urban farms in West ... | Market Growing | Scoop.it
The growtel was Gannon's idea, and he is now working with city and business representatives to identify barriers to urban farming such as zoning and permitting restrictions. While the growtel hasn't launched yet, a picture is ...

Via Alan Yoshioka
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Carts and Tools thinks this is a great idea.  We need to focus on solutions that are right under our noses.  Support West Sacramento on this, they need a funding source.

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