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Harvesting a Crisis | Special Issue | The Link

How Canada Can Address Its Farming Needs With Urban Agriculture...
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Now hiring: City Hall's urban agriculture director | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta

Now hiring: City Hall's urban agriculture director | Atlanta News & Opinion Blog | Fresh Loaf | Creative Loafing Atlanta | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New City Hall position aims to support farmers and help navigate red tape
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Brooklyn farms: Urban agriculture is booming

Brooklyn farms: Urban agriculture is booming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The movement that made Brooklyn a center of urban agriculture began in 1976.
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Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops

Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Avocados from Mexico. Apples from Chile. Broccoli from China. If you take a look at the stickers on the produce you’re buying at the grocery store, chances..
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Rob Duke's curator insight, September 3, 1:46 PM

Food security.

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40 Reasons to Save Seeds in 2015

40 Reasons to Save Seeds in 2015 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If you’re a fan of Seed Savers Exchange, you’ve probably heard that we’re
celebrating our 40th anniversary this year. We hope you will join us in our
celebrations by saving seeds. Why put in the effort? Let this list convince
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A Patch of the Bronx Where the Corn Is as High as a Cabdriver’s Eye

A Patch of the Bronx Where the Corn Is as High as a Cabdriver’s Eye | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
About 15 years ago, a group of cabdrivers started an urban farm in the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood. They grow corn, beans and tomatoes.

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Library’s garden partnership has double yield of food, community

Library’s garden partnership has double yield of food, community | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The harvest has been bountiful at the Olympia Timberland Library this summer, with new garden beds yielding learning opportunities as well as produce donations.
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What Kind of Design Triggers Healing? - Point of View - August 2015

What Kind of Design Triggers Healing? - Point of View - August 2015 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

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Food Food TV

Food Food TV | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Terra Farms India is proud to provide you a preview of a new TV show on the FOOD FOOD network being filmed for release called " Grow to Eat ". Featuring Chef Shalaka, this 10 episode program is...
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Nation’s First School District to Serve 100% Organic, Non-GMO Meals

Turning Green launched The Conscious Kitchen pilot program in August 2013. Now, two schools will become the first 100 percent organic and non-GMO (genetically
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Food crises to become more common as climate changes

Food crises to become more common as climate changes | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The kind of food crises that helped spark the Arab Spring will occur every 30 years instead of every century thanks to climate change and population increases, according to a new report.

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The Socio-Economic Benefits of Urban Farming | Happily Natural

The Socio-Economic Benefits of Urban Farming | Happily Natural | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The benefits of urban agriculture are often touted as solely related to the health benefits of locally grown food and the access provided to what is commonly touted as food deserts. There is a tendency to separate human activity into pods; while not recognizing the...
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California Central Valley's land is becoming as unstable as water supply

California Central Valley's land is becoming as unstable as water supply | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
State's drought emergency is behind new crisis in one of world's most important farming regions, the San Joaquin Valley
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New California housing community has its own urban farm

New California housing community has its own urban farm | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new farm-to-table community, said to be the first in California, has opened in the city of Davis. The Cannery is made up of more than 500 energy-efficient homes, open spaces and trails surrounded and fed by a 7.4-ac (3-ha) working farm.
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Barcelona-based design firm proposes floating farms

Barcelona-based design firm proposes floating farms | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Barcelona-based design firm proposes floating farms
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Editor’s Note: School Food Matters

Editor’s Note: School Food Matters | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year again. Kids are headed back to school and their lunch is on our minds. School food has been a hot button topic since 2010, when First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move!, her hallmark program to end childhood obesity, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated its nutrition standards... Read More
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How About a Mars Mission Module ...

How About a Mars Mission Module ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We recently have been shown the lettuce grown and consumed on the international space station and introduced to the volunteers who are simulating a trip to mars by being isolated in a structure on a...
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Problem Solved with New Design Tweak

Problem Solved with New Design Tweak | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We added in a new humidity and germination cover to our MicroFarm ONE+ Solo unit. This unit is made out of a bronze light blocking plastic that acts as "sunglasses" for our seeds. Just plant as usual...
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MicroFarm Line Now on Limited Time Sale !!!

MicroFarm Line Now on Limited Time Sale !!! | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We have now completed our line of MicroFarm ONE micro farms and are celebrating with a BIG SALE on all the units ... special one time pricing includes shipping and supplies along with the units....
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Women And Sustainable Farming - The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Women And Sustainable Farming - The Kojo Nnamdi Show | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
On Food Wednesday, we explore the ways our agricultural system has become unsustainable and unethical, and why the growing number of female farmers may be part of the solution.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, August 26, 12:43 PM

Sustainable farming?

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Local food movement rooted in relationships and values

Local food movement rooted in relationships and values | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
According to a new study, people are shopping farmers markets and joining food coops at record numbers because they enjoy knowing who grows their food. These so-called 'locavores' are also driven to eat locally grown produce and meat because their commitment to do so makes them feel a part of something greater than themselves -- a community that shares their passion for a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable environment.

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Eric Larson's curator insight, August 27, 8:55 AM

Do you shop at a farmer's market?

#FarmersMarket,  #FoodCoop, #CommunityFoodGrowing, #AgriculturalTrends.

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The blossoming health benefits of school gardens - CNN.com

The blossoming health benefits of school gardens - CNN.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
These pockets of nature help students get excited about school and do better on tests, and they also help motivate teachers.
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L.A. schools teach kids to deal with the drought

L.A. schools teach kids to deal with the drought | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If you’re a teacher, a garden is a gift that can generate endless assignments and lesson plans.
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How One Visionary Changed School Food in Detroit | Civil Eats

How One Visionary Changed School Food in Detroit | Civil Eats | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
With a focus on healthier foods and local farms, Betti Wiggins has led Detroit’s kids through a food revolution.
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Moringa tree leaves from Africa help curb malnutrition

Moringa tree leaves from Africa help curb malnutrition | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A woman discovered Moringa tree leaves in Africa that help curb nutrition and now she's selling the product in hundreds of stores.
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