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Boutique Caterer Encourages Diners To Play With Their Food - PSFK

Boutique Caterer Encourages Diners To Play With Their Food - PSFK | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Pinch Plated is a new initiative by a creative NYC culinary team that offers interactive courses for diners.
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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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Battling the drought 'one dish' at time: Local restaurants launch water-wise strategies

Battling the drought 'one dish' at time: Local restaurants launch water-wise strategies | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Like kids in a candy shop, chefs Andrew Bent and Peter Hoff gleefully swipe and bite fruits and vegetables while touring Alegría Fresh on a recent Wednesday morning. A scarlet red- and yellow-hued heirloom tomato plucked from the Irvine farm is so ripe, its juices burst after one chomp.
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A New Prescription for the Health Care Industry? Fresh Food

A New Prescription for the Health Care Industry? Fresh Food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In an Op-Ed in USNews by Richard Schenkel on 14 Aug 2015 it was noted ... "In 1902, Thomas Edison predicted: "The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care...
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What Does a Food Historian Do?

What Does a Food Historian Do? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Historian Ken Albala talks about the study of culinary history, its place in academia, and making a "good housewife's" recipe from 1588.
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Best Crops for Hydroponics: Strawberries - YouTube

Strawberries grow great in vertical ZipGrow hydroponics systems. In this video, Dr. Nate Storey of Bright Agrotech discusses the specifics of what hydroponic...
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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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VSU project aims to eradicate Petersburg’s food crisis

VSU project aims to eradicate Petersburg’s food crisis | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Virginia State University and Petersburg are transforming an old rec center into an indoor farming facility.
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Four Ways Mexico’s Indigenous Farmers Are Practicing the Agriculture of the Future

Four Ways Mexico’s Indigenous Farmers Are Practicing the Agriculture of the Future | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
How can we get the most out of our farmland without harming the planet? I traveled to rural Mexico to learn from indigenous farmers.
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Op-Ed: A New Prescription for the Health Care Industry? Fresh Food

Op-Ed: A New Prescription for the Health Care Industry? Fresh Food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Focusing on nutrition can improve outcomes and reduce readmissions.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, August 16, 12:21 PM

We get it in terms of our cars, but it's taken longer to accept that the fuel we take in affects the way our bodies run too.

Eric Larson's curator insight, August 17, 10:09 PM

Fresh food for improved health? How outrageous!

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ZipGrow towers | Vertical Farming Tech from Bright Agrotech

ZipGrow towers | Vertical Farming Tech from Bright Agrotech | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Bright Agrotech is equipping and empowering the farmers of tomorrow with ZipGrow towers for growing hydroponics and aquaponics, indoors and out.
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