Brian Moore, asset manager for the Pacific Guardian Center, told PBN that the designs of the living walls mirror the names of the towers, with the Makai Tower’s design representing ocean and the Mauka Tower representing the mountains.
Children with a greater number of healthy food outlets near their homes had a reduced likelihood of being overweight or obese, finds a study. Children who had access to at least one healthy food outlet within 800 meters (about half a mile) of their home had a 38 percent decreased risk of being overweight or obese compared to those who did not. Each additional outlet for healthy foods within that distance was associated with a 19 percent reduction in risk of being overweight or obese.
As Upstart Farmers know, implementing a live sales model can be much more complicated than it sounds. When faced with sales challenges at their local Whole Foods, Local Greens, in collaboration with UrbaFresh, didn’t give up. Demonstrating the true spirit of an Upstart Farmer, Faye and Ron Mitchell developed something entirely new. Faye was kind enough to tell us all about how their flat-rate sales concept came to be and offer suggestions for other Upstart Farmers. The Case of the Disappearing Herbs
Local Greens first brought their live towers of ZipGrow basil and mint to local Whole Foods in April. Pretty quickly, they realized something was not adding up. “In May, [Whole Foods was] registering about one pound per week being purchased, but we were replacing 1- 3 towers every three days.” How many pounds of herbs per ZipGrow tower? One basil tower produces 2 - 3 pounds every five weeks. Mint takes more time to establish (6-7 weeks), but then produces 3-4 pounds every three weeks.…
The Atlanta City Council’s vote last month to encourage and support more urban agriculture is set to make the city a national leader in local food systems. More Atlanta families are growing their own food, while community gardens and farmers markets are now hubs of community interaction, but until the city council made zoning changes, …
For more than a half-century, NASA has made the stuff of science fiction into reality. Researchers are continuing that tradition by designing robots to work in a deep-space habitat, tending gardens and growing food for astronaut explorers. It sounds like a concept from Star Wars, but a team of graduate students from the University of Colorado Boulder is now developing the innovative technology to make it possible.
An Israeli-developed “mini-farm” that can grow vegetables anywhere with a self-sustaining “closed loop” of energy and nutrition and help feed a billion needy people has won a prize as the most promising project to help developing countries improve their economies.
Has the food gardening bug hit you? If you’re not sowing seeds and tending tomatoes yet, your neighbors probably are. One in three American households is now growing food, a 17% increase from five years ago! If you want to join them but weren't blessed with green thumbs, we’ve rounded up five ways to ease into gardening.