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Cornell Installs Indoor Lawn to Soothe Students During Finals (Photos)

Cornell Installs Indoor Lawn to Soothe Students During Finals (Photos) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Being in touch with nature is restorative and nurturing as a process .. Cornell believes in it ...

 

The university brings the outdoors in to help students relax and focus on studying.

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Building a Living Green Wall

Building a Living Green Wall | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Building a Living Green Wall can be quick, easy and so rewarding. ZipGrow green walls also make building your own wall simple and affordable. Learn more.
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Some of the Most Nutritious Veggies Are Local

Some of the Most Nutritious Veggies Are Local | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
September is Local Food Month! Most of us know that locally grown vegetables are good for our health. But which vegetables are most nutritious? Ranking highest on a list are local favorites, with watercress as number one, and Chinese cabbage (won bok) coming in second, followed by chard, beet greens and spinach in the top five. These were the results of a recent study that defines and ranked “powerhouse” foods based on their nutrient density.1 To see the full list click here.
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Pregnant and Poor? Eating Healthy Just Got Harder - NBC News

Pregnant and Poor? Eating Healthy Just Got Harder - NBC News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Eating healthy while poor and pregnant just got harder.Prices of fresh meat and seafood are rising, chipping away at the number of affordable protein choices...

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Why we buy organic and fair trade: Feelings matter

Why we buy organic and fair trade: Feelings matter | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New research identifies the emotions that motivate some people to make ethical choices day after day.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 22, 7:20 AM

Organic verses other?

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Hyperponic farm merges agriculture with technology, innovation and philanthropy

Hyperponic farm merges agriculture with technology, innovation and philanthropy | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New urban farms in the Tampa Bay region produce fresh fruits and veggies for consumers, and serve as learning centers for schoolchildren and other community members.
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Soil Science Basics for Beginners

Soil Science Basics for Beginners | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
by Aaron Jerad
It's dark. You are surrounded by giant flesh eating amoebas. You can’t move very fast.... Welcome to the world of the bact
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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 16, 10:24 AM

Important information.

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This is what a farmer looks like

This is what a farmer looks like | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
FarmHer documents the badass women who grow our food.

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7 charts that explain America's obesity problem

7 charts that explain America's obesity problem | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New data from the CDC show alarming trends in adult obesity — and a shred of good news.

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Aneolia - abiss® instruments's curator insight, September 8, 1:13 PM

interesting data about obesity in the USA

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Introducing Full Spectrum Hydroponic Nutrients from Sea Solids

Introducing Full Spectrum Hydroponic Nutrients from Sea Solids | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Pictured below is our initial product that we are ready to ship highlighting the nutrient source that we are now using on all our hydroponic microgreen products.  If you follow our last series of...
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Business Planning for Small Hydroponic Farms: Business Overview (Part 1)

Business Planning for Small Hydroponic Farms: Business Overview (Part 1) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Business planning for a hydroponic farm is challenging. Our farmers have been asking us for a sample business plan, and today, we're happy to announce that a template is now available in the Bright Agrotech Online Store. The valuable Business Plan Template walks commercial producers through every consideration when developing their farm business plan. This powerful template will save new commercial farmers hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars and countless hours putting together the best business plan for their organization.  
This blog series will outline the skeleton of a business plan - and, as an Upstart Farmer, you get to read it before anyone else! For more information on what your business plan should contain - including detailed information on production considerations and cost calculations - download the Bright Agrotech Business Plan Template today.
Writing a Business Plan: the Business Overview
A business plan is a necessary part of your hydroponic greenhouse and farm…
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Fish food: Aquaponics offers full-circle farming - Waynesville Smoky Mountain News

Fish food: Aquaponics offers full-circle farming - Waynesville Smoky Mountain News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Fish food: Aquaponics offers full-circle farming
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Forsythe, a farm-boy-turned-recreational-gardener, spent a good two years studying aquaponics before he bought so much as one piece of PVC pipe.
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Rob Duke's curator insight, September 6, 10:27 AM

Food security

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Millions Struggle To Get Enough To Eat Despite Jobs Returning

Millions Struggle To Get Enough To Eat Despite Jobs Returning | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The number of food insecure Americans did not decline between 2012 and 2013, according to the USDA. And the level of food insecurity remains much higher than it was before the recession.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 14, 3:19 PM

More bad news about our food.

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Downtown Market expands green space with indoor living wall - The Rapidian

Downtown Market expands green space with indoor living wall - The Rapidian | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Downtown Market expands green space with indoor living wall The Rapidian “Like our outdoor green walls, which help cool the building, serve as vertical garden spaces and restore lost habitat, the indoor LiveWall will benefit our visitors and...
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Swept up in Arashi's viral wave at a Hawaii Whole Foods Market - Pacific Business News

Swept up in Arashi's viral wave at a Hawaii Whole Foods Market - Pacific Business News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The newsroom has talked about Arashi's big concerts at Ko Olina for the past month, and somehow this reporter crossed paths with them at the grocery store. The simple picture went viral.
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The GMO-Lobby Loves Lazy Journalists

The GMO-Lobby Loves Lazy Journalists | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I found a facebook post today claiming that a "Study of 100 Billion Animals Finds GMOs Safe." First of all, I consider the source.  Here's what the "I fucking love science" page says about itself: ...

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Attention Farmers: free wireless SNAP terminals! | Seed Capital Kentucky

Attention Farmers: free wireless SNAP terminals! | Seed Capital Kentucky | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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Worm composting growing in popularity

Worm composting growing in popularity | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Meggie Smith has never liked worms much — she's just not a nature person. But now she's letting about a thousand of the slimy creatures live in her Evanston garage.
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The Question of Real Food: Does it Really Matter What You Eat?

The Question of Real Food: Does it Really Matter What You Eat? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Committing to eating real food can be overwhelming sometimes. Is it worth it?
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A Hackathon for California Agriculture Is Coming Soon

A Hackathon for California Agriculture Is Coming Soon | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
AgTech Roundtable members are working out the details on a drought-focused hackathon that will be hosted at the Farm of the Future, owned by West Hills Community College in Coalinga, Calif.
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[New Episode] What's so special about media-based systems?

[New Episode] What's so special about media-based systems? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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Commercial Farming Quick Tip + Aquaponics Conference in San Jose [Tomorrow]

Commercial Farming Quick Tip + Aquaponics Conference in San Jose [Tomorrow] | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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September Green Wall Update - YouTube

Here's a quick video of Sam our Green Wall Guru checking out the Downtown Laramie, WY Green Wall.
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Rob Duke's curator insight, September 10, 11:29 AM

How do we get this kind of food security/urban garden project going in Fairbanks?

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For these students, lunch is personal

For these students, lunch is personal | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New Jersey charter school incorporates vertical farming to teach kids about science, health and wellness
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UA Project Trains Native American High School Students to Build Aquaponic Systems | UANews

UA Project Trains Native American High School Students to Build Aquaponic Systems | UANews | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
#UofA project trains Native Am. High School Students to build Aquaponic Syst. http://t.co/8RVnV2BPPH #sustainability #Native #AZ
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GrowKingdom - Hydroponics Online Store

GrowKingdom - Hydroponics Online Store | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Specializing in Hydroponics growing systems, nutrients, and other accessories. Site also hosts educational articles and guides.
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