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Urban Agriculture Forces Creativity - Muffadal ...

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A few experiences exploring urban agriculture in Chicago as a volunteer. It's inspiring how creative we have to become to live harmoniously in concrete jungles.
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Mini Greens - New Leafy Veggies - Oprah.com

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These seedlings prove that good things can come in extremely small packages.

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News: Dubai’s First Farmers Market

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News: Dubai’s First Farmers Market

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Community Urban Agriculture Goes Hydroponic in Harlem Neighborhood

Community Urban Agriculture Goes Hydroponic in Harlem Neighborhood | Urban Aquaponics Farm | Scoop.it
It’s no news that Harlem residents are going the distance when it comes to revitalizing their community sustainably. Business owners, mothers, and even kids are all stepping it up when it comes to... (Awesome blog and entry on #UrbanFarming.
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Lethbridge College - moving aquaponics forward

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Moving aquaponics forward
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Lethbridge College is helping to develop aquaponics as a way to grow produce. Aquaponics is a different way of farming. The plants it produces grow out of water instead of soil.

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Wellington Aquaponics's curator insight, August 29, 2013 6:14 PM

This is interesting to see being done in Alberta.  Shulz talks about his research and the cost of winter heat.  There was some talk in the past at
Alberta Research council about using the heat from Wabamin lake electrical plant.

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What Are the Health Benefits of Microgreens?

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While they’ve been available for quite some time in health food stores and some specialty farmers markets, microgreens have recently become more widely available in large supermarkets. ... (Have you had your microgreens?

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Revolutionizing the Urban Farm

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Ben Greene's farmery turns industrialized produce on its head by allowing food to be grown and sold in the same space


Video was submitted to our 2013 video contest. Check out the

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Ecopia Farms serves up microgreens

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Ko Nishimura is the founder of Ecopia, a state of the art indoor farm that uses LED lighting and organic soil for their specialty produce for chefs, in Campbell, Calif. Photo By Megan Farmer. Ecopi...

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SABC News.com - A farmer in central Kenya is changing farming :Friday 5 July 2013

SABC News.com - A farmer in central Kenya is changing farming :Friday 5 July 2013 | Urban Aquaponics Farm | Scoop.it
Kenyan analytical Chemist Peter Chege has started an age old method of planting on water, for the first time in his country.

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This solution can go a long way in tackling the challenges of food insecurity both in Africa and America. After all, everyone deserves the opportunity to eat healthy. This proven concept should be adopted by more communities.

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Greenhouse farming

How do you turn an urban office building into a farm? Check out this agricultural project that's one of a kind. (▒ Greenhouse farming:

Greenhouse farming

How do you turn an urban office building into a farm?

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Home - Farm to Table

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The inaugural Farm to Table International Symposium (F2T) features the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. F2T explores the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally. - See more at: http://f2t-int.com/#sthash.muXUKeCf.dpuf


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FarmRoof®'s curator insight, June 28, 2013 2:50 PM

This looks like a great symposium!

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Micro Farm Law: Vertical Farming

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Micro Farm Law: Vertical Farming http://t.co/o6gYrE8qmx

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The GrowHaus: A Community and Food Revolution

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The GrowHaus: A Community and Food Revolution The Mountain -Ear The GrowHaus functions as a Hydroponic and Aquaponic farm that focuses majorly on food production, food education, and food distribution as a means of fostering community and culture...

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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:04 AM

A nice article about the urban aquaponics system in the US, called The GrowHaus:

John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, June 14, 2013 3:08 AM

Zou ook een goede benutting van lege kassen in Nederland zijn.

Charlie Dare's curator insight, June 17, 2013 7:53 PM

A big investment lots of lettuce by the looks..

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The role of aquaponics in food production: prepping for a sustainable future - Blue and Green Tomorrow

The role of aquaponics in food production: prepping for a sustainable future - Blue and Green Tomorrow | Urban Aquaponics Farm | Scoop.it
Aquaponics – A farming method that is somewhat unorthodox and relatively uncommon in today’s shifting conditions, but at the same time symbolises a gre (RT @bluegreentweet: The role of aquaponics in food production: prepping for a sustainable future...
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Geeks, Poets Join Forces on Product Design | In...

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Companies such as Intel and Microsoft have been hiring anthropologists and other social scientist for years to work on user experience.


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Wireless technology set to change the face of food safety monitoring | The Chefs Forum

Wireless technology set to change the face of food safety monitoring | The Chefs Forum | Urban Aquaponics Farm | Scoop.it
Wireless technology set to change the face of food safety monitoring http://t.co/no7pnzIXM8

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California Aquaponic Operation Seeks to Play Role in Evolution of Farming

California Aquaponic Operation Seeks to Play Role in Evolution of Farming | Urban Aquaponics Farm | Scoop.it
In June 2011, Ken Armstrong watched a YouTube video that would change the course of his life. The video was created by urban farmer Will Allen, founder of the sustainable agriculture nonprofit Grow...

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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:57 AM

This looks like a really great farm and I really hope that they manage to make aquaponcis work and continue to be successful.  I would love to see these guys make it!

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SOLEfood Farm changes landscapes and lives

SOLEfood Farm changes landscapes and lives | Urban Aquaponics Farm | Scoop.it
Michael Abelman farms atop Vancouver brownfields to give meaningful employment to the people of the Downtown Eastside (Farming has gone vertical and urban!

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Manchester, UK: An urban farm feeding a deprived area

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Manchester international festival: an urban farm feeding a deprived area
There are tanks of fish where academics are farming tilapia and carp, jazzy window boxes and two clever aquaponics systems.


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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, July 14, 2013 9:13 PM

Here is a nice example of an aquaponics research project in Manchester in the UK

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Obesity solution: Better junk food or food justice and urban farming?

Obesity solution: Better junk food or food justice and urban farming? | Urban Aquaponics Farm | Scoop.it
Junk food can end obesity insists David Freedman in the current edition of The Atlantic. He also maintains that poor people are more obese and that they can't/won't eat fruits, vegetables and other wh ("Better junk food" to cure obesity?

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Think of how we could change health care if we took better care of our health by eating healthy food! Having access increases opportunity.

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Why Micro-Gardening Could Go Big

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Micro-gardens are small spaces, such as balconies, patios and rooftops, cultivated with planting containers like wooden boxes and trash cans.

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Sustainable farming project combines aquaculture and hydroponics - Deutsche Welle

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Sustainable farming project combines aquaculture and hydroponics
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"The cultivation of plants without soil is called hydroponics" Monsees explains. He moves a few leaves to one side and points to the small tomatoes.

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Farms to sprout at Delta schools

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The Delta school district is partnering with an innovative urban farming business to launch a first-of-its-kind agricultural program in B.C.

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From Farm to Fork: Our Toxic Food System - infographic

From Farm to Fork: Our Toxic Food System - infographic | Urban Aquaponics Farm | Scoop.it

Food is the fuel we use to get our bodies into motion. 

However, with the way our current food system works, processed foods such as chips, soda, french fries, hamburgers and candy are making up a significant portion of our daily food intake. They’re readily available at every food store, and an ice cold Coca-Cola is very difficult to pass up in favor of sparkling water. The problem, though, is that it’s not even about choosing healthy options. Today, 80% of food in the U.S. is supplied by massive factory farms associated with a myriad of environmental and health risks.

 

Do you know where your food comes from? Or what’s in it? How is a hotdog made? Today’s conventional food system depends heavily on the use of toxic chemicals and synthetic inputs that pose threats to our health — especially children’s.


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FarmRoof®'s curator insight, June 28, 2013 2:51 PM

What a great infographic!

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fantastic
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Can city farms feed a hungry world?

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There will be billions more hungry people in 2050. Growing our food on vertical farms or under radical new lighting systems may be key to ensuring they have eno (We have to get to this.. Can we??

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Unless we a Re looking at other ways to grow the food we need to eat, there will be millions of people who will not have access to healthy foods. Cities must involve themselves in planning for the influx of people into urban environments.

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Darin Hoagland's comment, June 28, 2013 11:37 AM
Every time I see another urban empty lot turned into a community garden in Oakland, California (my hometown) I am gratified and excited someone has made the space far more useful.
Darin Hoagland's curator insight, June 28, 2013 11:39 AM

More city farms will become a necessity sooner or later.

Mipygreen's comment, June 28, 2013 4:45 PM
Better soon as to late! I am living in South France, Toulouse And for the moment it's quiet difficult to transform an urban empty lot into a community garden. To much anti régulations and not enough citizen motivation