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Innovation Winner at the 2012 SmallBiz Success Awards — FarmRoof

Innovation Winner at the 2012 SmallBiz Success Awards — FarmRoof | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it

Joaquin envisions a better way for cities to use urban space and become more self-reliant by producing some of their own food needs. “What we’re doing now is proving a model that could be replicated in other parts of the world,” says Joaquin. “We’re creating a turn-key, sustainable business that focuses on a triple bottom line of people, the environment and the economy.”

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Green Roof Haven for Community Members

Green Roof Haven for Community Members | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it

Health Care, Multicultural Youth and Community Programming all come together under one green roof.

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A great idea - even if only for the aesthetics....

A great idea - even if only for the aesthetics.... | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it
A great idea - even if only for the aesthetics. (And homegrown cafeteria tomatoes at work?) uhhleeese: “ positive-press-daily “ Toronto becomes first city to mandate green roofs Toronto is the first...
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Report on a Potentially Dangerous New Weedkiller: Organic Gardening

Report on a Potentially Dangerous New Weedkiller: Organic Gardening | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it
A new genetically engineered weedkiller could be introducing millions of pounds of toxic pesticides to the environment. Here's what you should know about it.
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Record breaking one million Americans tell FDA: We have a right to know what is in our food!

Record breaking one million Americans tell FDA: We have a right to know what is in our food! | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it

The Just Label It (JLI) Campaign announced today that a record-breaking one million Americans of all political persuasions have called on the FDA to label GMOs.  We have a right to know what is in our food!


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Rep. Pine discusses local agriculture with Chef Alan Wong and Alan Joaquin of FarmRoof

Representative Pine discusses local sustianable agriculture with Chef Alan Wong, Alan Joaquin (President of FarmRoof) and Richard Ha (President of Hamakua Springs Country Farms).

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The Everything Roof

The Everything Roof | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it

A grassroots initiative in Toronto, Canada, is seeking to create a community rooftop garden and learning space above an intercity building.


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Maui Farmers Union Meeting

This is a movie that shows how meetings o fthe Maui Chapter of the Hawaii farmers Union United are conducted. Vincent Mina, president, is the host.

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Today we are planting the seeds of a New Hawaii — FarmRoof

Today we are planting the seeds of a New Hawaii — FarmRoof | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it
Today we are planting the seeds of a New Hawaii...
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KITV4 News – FarmRoof Blessing — FarmRoof

KITV4 News – FarmRoof Blessing — FarmRoof | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it

An organic rooftop farm above an auto dealership? The future of our food system may be right on top of us. FarmRoof, a privately help corporation based in Waimanalo, Hawaii, highlights their patent pending technology atop this urban building.

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NYC Farmer Annie Novak Shares the Ins & Outs of Rooftop Farming in the Winter | Inhabitat New York City

NYC Farmer Annie Novak Shares the Ins & Outs of Rooftop Farming in the Winter | Inhabitat New York City | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it
Rooftop farming during the winter may seem like an oxymoron, but in the latest issue of Wilder Quarterly, Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm shares that winter on a farm is far from fallow.

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More green roofs installed in buildings - Channel NewsAsia

More green roofs installed in buildings - Channel NewsAsia | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it
More commercial buildings are installing green roofs to help reduce the rainwater flowing into canals and drains. According to companies that install green roofs, they have seen demand double in the last three years.

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Hawaii Solar Farms will harness sunlight to create energy and grow food

Hawaii renewable-energy veteran Michael Angelo Leone plans to build at least 50
solar farms across the state under his newly formed Aloha Renewables LLC.  His plan is to build a 20,000-square-foot building for each project. Solar panels will
serve as the roofing material, and inside the buildings will be some sort of farm or
aquaponics, where fish and plants grow in the same environment.

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Understanding the rise of rooftop farming

Understanding the rise of rooftop farming | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it

Pearched atop a six-story building at 37-18 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City Queens, tucked high above the city streets is the Brooklyn Grange, a 40,000 Sq. Ft. roof top commercial farm.

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pesticides bees | How America's Sugar Addiction is Killing Bees | Rodale News

pesticides bees | How America's Sugar Addiction is Killing Bees | Rodale News | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it
Insecticide-laced high-fructose corn syrup linked to colony collapse disorder.
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Kamehameha Schools' Vision includes Rooftop Farming

Kamehameha Schools' Vision includes Rooftop Farming | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it

FarmRoof® is proud to be a part of Kamehameha Schools’ vision for a healthier and more resilient Hawaii.  Interested in hearing the latest radio spot about Kamehameha Schools’ commitment to new and innovative technologies? Hear it now!

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Green Roofs Revisited | Stormwater Management

Green Roofs Revisited | Stormwater Management | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it
Of all the low-impact-development techniques and green infrastructure strategies in the toolbox, the one that gets put to use least often, at least in the US, is perhaps the green roof. There are reasons for this.
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We Have a Right To Know What's In Our Food!

We Have a Right To Know What's In Our Food! | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it

A legal petition (Docket # FDA-2011-P-0723-0001/CP) has been filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling on the FDA to label genetically engineered (GE) foods.

 

Become a part of this growing movement and tell the FDA that you believe we have a Right to Know what’s in our food. Post your comment on this petition today and make sure your voice is heard!

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Hydroponic gardening a rooftop feature at Jsix Restaurant in San Diego

Hydroponic gardening a rooftop feature at Jsix Restaurant in San Diego | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it

Jsix Restaurant in San Diego has taken the term organic to a whole new level. They have a feature that most restaurants, anywhere, do not.


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Ingredients Hawaii lets the people active in our sustainable food movement speak for themselves.

Ingredients Hawaii lets the people active in our sustainable food movement speak for themselves. | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it

If you’ve given any thought at all to the issue of sustainability and to how terrifyingly dependant we are on imported food, Bob Bates’ beautifully directed documentary Ingredients Hawaii is something you must see....We see sustainability questions answered easily by Alan Joaquin owner of FarmRoof as he demonstrates his rooftop gardening success in Honolulu and Waimanalo.

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FarmRoof on Kaka’ako Car Dealership — FarmRoof

FarmRoof on Kaka’ako Car Dealership — FarmRoof | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- Think of Kakaako and you're probably thinking high rises, not farms, but Kamehameha Schools sees rooftop farms as the future.  One such "ground breaking" new farm called FarmRoof® is part of the changing face of Kakaako.

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Organic Farming Ascends to New Heights — FarmRoof

Organic Farming Ascends to New Heights — FarmRoof | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it

Honolulu entrepreneur Alan Joaquin is literally taking organic farming to new heights by planting organic farms on the rooftops of buildings across Hawaii, using a proprietary new technology he has developed over the past several years.

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‘Ingredients Hawaii’ screening

‘Ingredients Hawaii’ screening | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it

Hundreds gathered at Mamiya Theatre Saturday night for a VIP screening of Bob Bates' documentary, Ingredients Hawaii, which focuses on local efforts to take control of the food we eat | Entertainment, Events and Eating | Honolulu, Hawaii...

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SmallBiz | 2012 SmallBiz Success Awards

SmallBiz | 2012 SmallBiz Success Awards | Sustainable Urban Agriculture | Scoop.it
A tour around FarmRoof University, the testing ground for a new and innovative farming system, is a rich lesson in the possibilities for urban agriculture. A concrete slab that imitates a roof is covered in long, mesh tubes filled with a proprietary blend of soil and bursting with greens. They are not just any greens, but nutritionally dense foods like heirloom kale and various Asian lettuces.
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