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10 Offbeat Charity Gifts that Do the World Good

10 Offbeat Charity Gifts that Do the World Good | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Why not wrap up dung for crops, a tree for a butterfly, the wellbeing of an octopus, or a camel for milk this year?
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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
Waynesville Smoky Mountain News
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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Why Nevada is doing farm-to-table right

Why Nevada is doing farm-to-table right | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
How Mario Batali's Las Vegas restaurants are building a better food system.
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Seed Libraries Daily

Seed Libraries Daily | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Seed Libraries Daily, by Devon Grissim: A Collection of News Stories From Around The World Related to Seed Libraries and Heirloom Seeds
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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 1, 6:53 PM

Mansfield Public Library has one here in Ohio, 

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Local group proposes 'food hub' for downtown Evansville

Local group proposes 'food hub' for downtown Evansville | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Bringing food downtown is the goal of Evansville's Downtown Alliance and one way to do that is a Food Hub.
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Is the Chick Local?

Is the Chick Local? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
How Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm has set out to #SaveBabyChicks
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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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Straight from the farm: ‘Food hubs’ help get more locally produced food to market

Straight from the farm: ‘Food hubs’ help get more locally produced food to market | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Farmers Justin Jones and Mark Roh started Lone Tree Foods with a third partner, hoping to sell above their weight class by working together to meet a growing demand for local foods.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 3, 5:31 PM

WE need to see more of these.

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Why Conservatives Should Care About Urban Farming

Why Conservatives Should Care About Urban Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban farming brings beauty to barren landscapes, provides for needy communities, and fosters an entrepreneurial spirit.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, September 1, 6:55 PM

Everyone should care,

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Chemicals in Your Food - What You Don't Know Will Harm You | Fooducate

Chemicals in Your Food - What You Don't Know Will Harm You | Fooducate | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The FDA has been petitioned by consumer advocacy groups many times over the years, but it seems that it doesn't have the will or the power to protect us.

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askdrmaxwell's curator insight, September 1, 2:23 PM

Minimize your exposure to harmful chemicals in food by making whole food the bulk of your diet.  

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What is a Green Wall?

What is a Green Wall? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Living Green Walls have the potential to revolutionize our city walls and our backyard fences with fresh, incredibly local, healthy food. Get excited!
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