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Urban Farming Flourishes In Philadelphia

Urban Farming Flourishes In Philadelphia | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban farming in Philadelphia is increasing sustainability options for city dwellers. A new zoning code established in 2012 replaced a 50-year-old law that did not favor metropolitan agricultural initiatives.
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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

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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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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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Aquaponics Academy #9: The Fundamentals of System Design (2) - YouTube

In this episode (http://podcast.brightagrotech.com/episode-9-the-fundamentals-of-aquaponics-system-design-part-2/), Dr. Storey finishes a in depth discussion...
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White House to Honor Kale-Growing Marine Veteran, Wife - Times of San Diego

White House to Honor Kale-Growing Marine Veteran, Wife - Times of San Diego | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Organic farmers from Archi's Acres Organic Farming Enterprise which grows basil, kale and other herbs and produce launched the venture eight years ago.
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OpenFarm: Learn to Grow Anything

OpenFarm: Learn to Grow Anything | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Help us build the Wikipedia for farming and gardening!
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New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, August 25, 12:39 PM

This is an encouraging trend

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Clif Bar Supports Growing Interest in Seed Banking | Sustainable Brands

Clif Bar Supports Growing Interest in Seed Banking | Sustainable Brands | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Seed Matters, an initiative of the Clif Bar Foundation, has launched a new program to support the nation’s growing interest in seed saving and sharing. Increasing interest in community seed banks, swaps and gardens is a natural extension of the rapid growth in the organic, local and slow food movements.
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Eric Larson's curator insight, August 25, 8:31 AM

There are some very important reasons for seed gathering

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10 Ways to Use Extra Garden Vegetables

10 Ways to Use Extra Garden Vegetables | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If your garden did well this year, there’s only so much tomato sauce you can make and so many zucchini breads you can freeze before you realize there’s just no way you’re going to be able to eat your garden’s bounty by yourself. Thankfully, there are many of ways to make good use of the surplus. After all, the average American wastes over 20 pounds of food each month – don’t let your overflowing garden add even more to this number!
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Google Maps' Former Lead Data Scientist Is Now Building The World's Largest Plant Library

Google Maps' Former Lead Data Scientist Is Now Building The World's Largest Plant Library | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A San Francisco startup that makes eggless egg products is now on a mission to catalog the world's plants in an effort to create better animal-less...
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Farmbox Direct offers the easiest way to get organic groceries yet

Farmbox Direct offers the easiest way to get organic groceries yet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The service delivers a once-weekly box of beautiful, super fresh organic produce right to your door.
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Veterans look to farming to grow and heal

Veterans look to farming to grow and heal | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- More and more veterans are looking to farming as a way to recover from their war experiences and earn a living.
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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, Today, 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, Today, 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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Become A Food Bank Gardener To Help Those In Need

Become A Food Bank Gardener To Help Those In Need | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A father shows his daughter sprouts at the Vallejo People's Garden in California. (Photo: USFS Region 5/Flickr)

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network.

It hurts when your stomach is empty. Across the land of plenty that is th...
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The Racket Over Rabbit: Whole Foods’ Newest Meat Causes a Furor

The Racket Over Rabbit: Whole Foods’ Newest Meat Causes a Furor | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Whole Foods falls down the ethical rabbit hole of selling coveted, controversial bunny meat.
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Tech Firms Help Farmers Combat Climate Change

Tech Firms Help Farmers Combat Climate Change | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Panasonic, Fujitsu and other Japanese technology firms, looking f...
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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.
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askdrmaxwell's curator insight, August 26, 10:33 PM

I think this is a neat idea!

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Start a Community Seed Project

Start a Community Seed Project | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Across the country, people are reclaiming seed as a public resource for local food and gardening communities. We encourage you to start your own community seed project, and keep this amazing momentum growing. Our Community Seed Toolkit resources are free, adaptable, informative, and meant to be shared, just like seed. Whether you are a beginner…
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Eric Larson's curator insight, August 25, 8:30 AM

Let's get started.

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Baker Creek Keeps History Alive Through Seeds

Baker Creek Keeps History Alive Through Seeds | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds is home to more than 1,600 seed varieties, serving customers all over the world from its warehouse in Missouri.
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Rochester, Minnesota Aquaponic Startup Takes Farm-to-Fork to a Whole New Level

Rochester, Minnesota Aquaponic Startup Takes Farm-to-Fork to a Whole New Level | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Many restaurants boast a farm-to-fork experience, but how many diners are able to eat food harvested right before it arrives on their table? Fresh with Edge, headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota, ...
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For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.
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Wal-Mart Makes Organic Cheaper, but at What Cost? (COST, WFM, WMT)

Wal-Mart Makes Organic Cheaper, but at What Cost? (COST, WFM, WMT) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Wal-Mart is challenging the logic that organic food has to be expensive, but that sets it at odds with other businesses and may put consumers off the brand. - Andrew Marder - Consumer Goods
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