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Five Examples of Successful Urban Agriculture Done Differently Around the World

Five Examples of Successful Urban Agriculture Done Differently Around the World | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
Five examples of urban agriculture from around the globe demonstrate how small-scale and local agriculture in cities do more than just grow food.
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Rooftop farming gains high ground in Montreal

Rooftop farming gains high ground in Montreal | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs win acclaim with their greenhouse atop a commercial building in Montreal. But starting a farm in the sky is more difficult than you’d think
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Urban Ag Products - Issue 3

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With 3 Million Heads of Lettuce, Cleveland Hydroponics Operation Revitalizes Low Income Area

With 3 Million Heads of Lettuce, Cleveland Hydroponics Operation Revitalizes Low Income Area | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
Heads of lettuce may not seem life changing, but when you grow 3 million of them each year, the result can reinvigorate an entire area. Such is the idea behind Green City Growers Cooperative’s gree...
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US: Div. of Ag awards grants to projects for strawberry sustainability, seeks to expand and improve production

US: Div. of Ag awards grants to projects for strawberry sustainability, seeks to expand and improve production | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
Projects from several States and $2.64 million in grants will add up to more sustainable strawberries for US consumers, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Center for.....
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Kroger to power distribution center with spoiled food

Kroger to power distribution center with spoiled food | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
The chain's grocery stores no longer will send food waste to landfills; instead, biogas generated by the waste will help power a distribution center.
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LED Light Helps Double Vitamin C in Tomatoes

LED Light Helps Double Vitamin C in Tomatoes | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
Exposing tomatoes to extra light from LED lamps during the growing process boosts the fruit’s nutritional value by nearly doubling the amount of vitamin C, according to new research by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in collaboration with...
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Tomatoes grown around LED lights in the Winter can significantly reduce greenhouse energy costs without sacrificing yield, according to a Purdue University study. Cary Mitchell, a professor of.....
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Rare hydroponic technique lets local farmer make disease free spinach year round | Toronto Star

Rare hydroponic technique lets local farmer make disease free spinach year round | Toronto Star | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
Port Perry farmer Jim Sheehan’s hydroponic spinach is grown in water — and surrounded by a moat of secrecy
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US: Transplant Decision Tool now available for growers in Upper Midwest

US: Transplant Decision Tool now available for growers in Upper Midwest | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
As demand for local and organic produce rises, vegetable growers face the challenge of scaling up the size of their operations. A new online tool provides information to growers in the Upper.....
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North America: First tomatoes harvested at Mastronardi, grown with Philips LED interlighting

North America: First tomatoes harvested at Mastronardi, grown with Philips LED interlighting | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
Philips has started trials of horticultural LED interlighting with Mastronardi Produce, one of the largest greenhouse companies in North America. Mastronardi provides year-round growing of gourmet.....
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Vertical Farming vs. Farming Vertically - Vertical Food Blog

Vertical Farming vs. Farming Vertically - Vertical Food Blog | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
Vertical farming is gaining popularity, but what is vertical farming? And, is there a difference between vertical farming and farming vertically? Read on!
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The Scientific Search for the Essence of a Tasty Tomato | Wired Science | Wired.com

The Scientific Search for the Essence of a Tasty Tomato | Wired Science | Wired.com | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
Scientists are several steps closer to restoring flavor to the supermarket tomato, a once-magnificent fruit turned by commercial pressures into a juicy orb of gustatory cardboard.
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India: Greenhouse fodder in 7 days brings cheer to farmers

India: Greenhouse fodder in 7 days brings cheer to farmers | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
Growing fodder in a small space without soil, less water and by the seventh day of production Hydroponics technology has made it possible in India, as it involves growing plants without soil......
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Start an Organic Garden Anywhere Using Fizzy Farms Compact Hydroponic Grower

Start an Organic Garden Anywhere Using Fizzy Farms Compact Hydroponic Grower | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
The Fizzy Farm helps makes growing fruits, veggies and herbs at home a little easier with its state-of-the-art hydroponic system.
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First-ever edible garden in a major American sports facility

First-ever edible garden in a major American sports facility | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
An artists' rendering of the Giants Garden, a 3,000-square-foot organic garden slated to open next season at AT&T Park. Believed to be the first of its kind at an American sports venue, the edi...
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Green PODs aim to make experimentation affordable

Green PODs aim to make experimentation affordable | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
Innovation comes from experimentation – theres no way around that. But the trial and error necessary to come up with breakthroughs can be costly. That is why Hort Americas and G-Con.....
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US: BrightFarms to build 100,000 sq. ft. greenhouse in D.C.

US: BrightFarms to build 100,000 sq. ft. greenhouse in D.C. | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
BrightFarms, New York, announced that it is building a 100,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse in Ward 8 here that will grow enough crops to meet the fresh vegetable consumption needs of up to.....
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US: CA Chef embraces aquaponics to supply local market and restaurants

US: CA Chef embraces aquaponics to supply local market and restaurants | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
Every small grower likes to find ways to reduce costs and cut out the middle man but Adam Navidi of Future Foods Farms and Green to Go has turned organic growing and serving his clientele into a.....
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US: Hydroponic businesses grow after food-safety concerns, popularity of locally grown

US: Hydroponic businesses grow after food-safety concerns, popularity of locally grown | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
Amanda and Bill Banta quit their jobs to pursue a living in hydroponic agriculture. Just months after starting Rowlands Pennsylvania Produce, the Bantas can grow up to 9,000 heads of lettuce in.....
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Photoluminescent plastic shifts sunlight to increase crop yields

Photoluminescent plastic shifts sunlight to increase crop yields | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
PhotoFuel knows about harnessing solar power for a variety of uses. Their company manufactures a variety of optically active materials for use in the solar industry, algae cultivation and.....
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US (NY): Holmquest Farm to unveil new, state-of-the-art greenhouse

US (NY): Holmquest Farm to unveil new, state-of-the-art greenhouse | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
The Holmquest Farm on Spook Rock Road in Greenport will revealed its new greenhouse at a ribbon-cutting Wednesday afternoon. Familiars of the produce and flowers farmstand now see a new, larger.....
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Greenhouse roofs to be used as water reservoirs in new trial

Greenhouse roofs to be used as water reservoirs in new trial | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
On April 19, Bram Meijer from the Westland municipal council and Arie van den Berg of Delfland, will give the official start sign for a new trial water-retaining greenhouse roofs. The test.....
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Scope, scale and the start-up urban farmer | MSU Extension

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension applies research from MSU to help Michigan residents solve everyday problems in agriculture, community development, nutrition, family finances, youth development and more.
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Gadgets to Help Tend a Garden

Gadgets to Help Tend a Garden | Urban Ag Products | Scoop.it
A drone to scare away deer? A device in the soil that sends a message when it needs water? Those are some of the devices to help your flowers and vegetables flourish.
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