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Information to enhance and create ‘environments’ with short and long term generational goals that benefit and strengthen the human-nature interdependence. I call it the human element.
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Rooftop Farms: Here to Stay or Passing Phase?

Rooftop Farms: Here to Stay or Passing Phase? | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

When Centrum Partners took over the Bradley Business Center on Chicago’s North Side in 2011, the company wanted to transform the 21-acre commercial campus into a cutting-edge location with tenants poised for the new economy.

 

That’s why it made perfect sense to partner with New York-based BrightFarms to turn one acre of the complex’s rooftop from vacant space into a hydroponic greenhouse—a deal that was unveiled this week.

 

The farm will grow 500,000 pounds of lettuce, tomatoes and herbs annually, to be sold directly to supermarkets, community markets and other venues.

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Toxic pollen and the mad bee disease disaster

Toxic pollen and the mad bee disease disaster | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Alison Benjamin: Beekeepers have long felt pesticides were to blame for colony collapse disorder, but culpability was difficult to prove – until now...
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Prince Charles Takes On Critics Of Sustainable Farming

Prince Charles Takes On Critics Of Sustainable Farming | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
In a global ecosystem that is, to say the least, under stress, our apparently unbridled demands for energy, land, and water put overwhelming pressure on our food systems.
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How Do We Produce More Food, While Taking Care of the Planet?

How Do We Produce More Food, While Taking Care of the Planet? | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
How do we create a “food future” where we’re not only seeing enough food produced, but we’re seeing it produced on less land, with less degradation of resources?
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Urban Farming as a Successful Business | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban Farming as a Successful Business | Sustainable Cities Collective | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Currently urban farming is a popular trend but it is not yet significantly changing the way we grow and eat. As we farm locally using sustainable/organic techniques we'll be reducing our carbon foodprint and eating better food.
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Urban agriculture in Brazil’s favelas

Urban agriculture in Brazil’s favelas | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

"Established in 2004 by local social entrepreneur Hans Dieter Temp, an organisation called Cidades sem Fome (Cities Without Hunger) is working to reduce hunger and joblessness among some of the most economically deprived areas of Sao Paulo, through urban agriculture.
Local community members are given the tools and training to start producing fruit and vegetables on unused land acquired by the organisation. This not only brings much needed quality produce and food security to the community, but it is also addressing the issue of unemployment – a constant problem in Brazil’s favelas."

 

A wonderful project that is not only dealing with malnutrition and unemployment but is contributing to people's sense of importance, which is invaluable.

 

A shining example that shows that the way forward is through people working together.


Via Dawn Lester, Sepp Hasslberger, Pat Brenner
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From chocolate to chicken, we should really get to know each other better… | Forum for the Future

From chocolate to chicken, we should really get to know each other better… | Forum for the Future | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Forum for the Future is a non-profit organisation working globally with business and government to create a sustainable future.
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Four lessons for transforming African agriculture - McKinsey Quarterly - Public Sector - Management

Four lessons for transforming African agriculture - McKinsey Quarterly - Public Sector - Management | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
To succeed, African countries must narrow their focus and target high-impact projects. A McKinsey Quarterly Public Sector article.
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How cities can embrace urban agriculture and weaken the grip of 'big food'

How cities can embrace urban agriculture and weaken the grip of 'big food' | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Many city governments around the world are encouraging agriculture in urban areas--so long as it stays small scale and doesn't challenge the status quo.
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3 Things Farmers Markets Do Well, and 3 They Don't | Sustainable Cities Collective

3 Things Farmers Markets Do Well, and 3 They Don't | Sustainable Cities Collective | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

3 Things Farmers Markets Do Well, and 3 They Don't

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