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Getting back to our roots - Call and Post

Getting back to our roots Call and Post In addition to producing vegetables, they grow Tilapia in an aquaponic system that cleans and re-circulates water between the tanks and vegetables growing on a roof – that's second level of growing White...
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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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Apply for a Grant

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Eric Larson's curator insight, August 17, 5:46 AM

Nice veggies!!!

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Ride 4 Real Food

Ride 4 Real Food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
  Ride 4 Real Food Interview by Sonya Allin Photos by Monique Kelemen, Sonya Allin and Robin Sutherland  September 14th will see the 4th annual Ride4RealFood, a city-to-farm cycling event that enables low-income Torontonians to access healthy, locally grown food.  We had a chance ...
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Teaching Hydroponics in the Classroom

Teaching Hydroponics in the Classroom | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Hydroponics and aquaponics offer a wide variety of lessons for teachers to inspire creativity & problem solving. Get more info on teaching hydroponics here.
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Detroit Produce Peddlers: Delivering Fresh Food on Two Wheels

Detroit Produce Peddlers: Delivering Fresh Food on Two Wheels | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
While Detroit's urban farming movement has been generating excitement for more than a decade, the city's bicycling scene has been turning heads lately as well. Over the past few years, new bike lan...
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Giving away my last dollar to end food waste

Giving away my last dollar to end food waste | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Rob Greenfield is donating the last $421 on him to Food Shift and cycling to NYC living on dumpster food to raise awareness about food waste.
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Forget Vertical Farms, This Is a Vertical Rice Paddy/Fish Nursery/Transit Center/Nuclear Plant

Forget Vertical Farms, This Is a Vertical Rice Paddy/Fish Nursery/Transit Center/Nuclear Plant | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
No sustainable detail is left out of this proposed Hong Kong skyscraper.
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Outside Cape Town: Growing Food for Life - Organic Connections

Outside Cape Town: Growing Food for Life - Organic Connections | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Meet two amazing women living outside of Cape Town whose lives have greatly improved as a result of learning to garden.
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French MPs propose forcing supermarkets to hand over all unsold food to charity - Telegraph

French MPs propose forcing supermarkets to hand over all unsold food to charity - Telegraph | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Group of French MPs want to make it compulsory for all big supermarkets to donate all unsold but still edible food to charities
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Repurposed shipping containers may be building blocks for modular vertical urban farms

Repurposed shipping containers may be building blocks for modular vertical urban farms | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
One potential solution for producing more food in the city, while recycling waste and water, is creating modular vertical farms from shipping containers, such as Hive Inn City Farm.
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Aquaponics Academy #6: Plants in Aquaponics

Aquaponics Academy #6: Plants in Aquaponics | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In this episode, learn about the role of plants in aquaponics ecosystem and how you can choose a crop that fits your system. Tune in to learn more.
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Generosity Farm: When young farmers and retirees join forces

Generosity Farm: When young farmers and retirees join forces | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Young farmers often lack access to capital and land. Retirees often lack access to dynamic, vibrant community. What if the two were combined?
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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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Ride 4 Real Food 2014 - YouTube

http://www.parc.donorpages.com/Ride4RealFood2014 Sign up today for the R4RF -- September 14 Ride4RealFood is about raising funds for better food security in ...
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The Future Of Food, Mapped Out For The Next 10 Years

The Future Of Food, Mapped Out For The Next 10 Years | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
One meal in San Francisco provides a glimpse at the future of food--and it sure looks fancy.
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State Responds to Seed Library Controversy | The Allegheny Front

State Responds to Seed Library Controversy | The Allegheny Front | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Recent headlines might make you think twice about sharing seeds in Pennsylvania. Some have warned, "Seed Libraries Outlawed in Pennsylvania." News articles call the state agriculture department zealous regulators, and comments say they're stomping out local food diversity. But the state says these stories are just plain wrong.
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Featured Farmer: The Koru Collaborative

Featured Farmer: The Koru Collaborative | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Today's featured farmer is the Koru Collaborative, growing in New York. Farmer Teryl Chapel and his team have been busy. They've recently installed several aquaponic and greenwall systems in restaurants and other urban sites.
Teryl has this update to share with the Upstart Farmers Community:
The roof garden at Page Restaurant.
"The 2 edible greenwalls and aquaponic grow [system] I installed for Page Restaurant in Sag Harbor are doing well and being harvested regularly. I have trained a young employee of the restaurant to manage all three systems."

The Harlem Rooftop at the Kennedy Center has a recently installed green wall. 
"We just planted our first 16 out of 50 towers at the Harlem rooftop site at the Kennedy Center and tied the towers in with our 2 deepwater troughs. For a young aquaponic system, it is doing pretty well in spite of aphid problems. We introduced ladybugs and have been manually washing the plants. The aphids seem to especially favor the Russian Red Kale."
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Mediamatic.net - Miniponics

Mediamatic.net - Miniponics | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Miniponics, Sustainable fish and plant farm for the living room. This small aquaponics-installation looks good and is eco-friendly. Plants and fish are cultivated together and help each other survive. The Miniponics consists of not much more than a PET-bottle, bamboo and some rope, and provides households or classrooms with fresh, sustainable food. It's a good-looking addition to your living room, balcony or cafe. Furthermore, it can serve as an interactive learning tool with which to teach kids about how their food is produced. During workshops we teach you how the ecosystem operates and how to build a Miniponics.
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Mediamatic.net - Aquaponics at Mediamatic Fabriek

Mediamatic.net - Aquaponics at Mediamatic Fabriek | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Aquaponics at Mediamatic Fabriek, Cultivating our own food. Mediamatic Fabriek, Mediamatic’s new location, is situated in the Van Gendthallen, old ship building halls on the Oostenburgereiland east of the center of Amsterdam. They are huge, and are surrounded by, at least for Amsterdam standards, loads of space. This urban playground will be transformed into an eco-friendly oasis for urban agriculture. Right now the Mediamatic team is experimenting with aquaponics. We're sharing our knowledge by organizing workshops that enable you to build your own system at home.
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Indoor Farming: Future Takes Root In Abandoned Buildings, Warehouses, Empty Lots & High Rises

Indoor Farming: Future Takes Root In Abandoned Buildings, Warehouses, Empty Lots & High Rises | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on Earth, with the vast majority residing in dense urban areas. But how will we feed them all?
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First aquaponic solar greenhouse unveiled at farm and education centre | Horticulture Week

First aquaponic solar greenhouse unveiled at farm and education centre | Horticulture Week | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
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From clean rooms to grow rooms: High-tech companies cultivate indoor farms

From clean rooms to grow rooms: High-tech companies cultivate indoor farms | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Tech companies that are more familiar to us as gadget and electronics manufacturers are beginning to branch out into indoor farming, applying their tech skills to growing veggies as well.
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With $1.3 Million In Funding, Pantry’s Smart Fridge Lets Businesses Sell Fresh Food Anytime | TechCrunch

With $1.3 Million In Funding, Pantry’s Smart Fridge Lets Businesses Sell Fresh Food Anytime | TechCrunch | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Backed by hardware incubator and seed investor Lemnos Labs, Pantry provides a refrigerator that organizations like universities, hospitals, and gyms can stock..
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Ken Schneider's curator insight, August 6, 10:23 AM

This is smart tech but can I get my boys to eat an apple before the game? Guess I'll have to set the example #goodbyechocolatebars