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Local food movement stresses importance of urban farms and locally produced ... - Global Edmonton

Local food movement stresses importance of urban farms and locally produced ... - Global Edmonton | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Local food movement stresses importance of urban farms and locally produced ...Global EdmontonThe tour is part of a local movement to inform Edmontonians about the importance of urban farms and locally produced food.
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Benefits of Green Roofs | Architecture

I hope this idea gets adopted on a more widespread basis. Reducing storm water runnoff and reducing heat in the city are nice. But I really think it just provides a wonderful living space which is even more important.
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Gardening Shoes That are as Colorful and Funky as Your Garden

Gardening Shoes That are as Colorful and Funky as Your Garden | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Who says gardening shoes are suppose to be utilitarian and boring?
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Study to Examine Trends in Urban Agriculture - Lancaster Farming

The project, titled The State of Urban Farming in the United States: Enhancing the Viability of Small and Medium-Sized Commercial Urban Farms, is funded by a $453000 grant from the USDA's National Institute of Food and ...
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Heirloom Seed Bank

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I am a Detroit born GREEN entrepreneur. I will Create the Detroit Heirloom Seed Bank to support urban farming and provide alternatives to GMO's. The project will enlist participants from Organic Michigan Farms to provide seeds.

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At Large: Peter Ladner - Urban farming becoming a viable business proposition in B.C.

Urban farming becoming a viable business proposition in B.C.
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Green Roof Roots: Stumbling Upon Environmental History in Lake ...

Green Roof Roots: Stumbling Upon Environmental History in Lake ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Kelly Coplin, Water Program Assistant, San Francisco: Last weekend I had the great fortune to spend three days biking, swimming and relaxing along the shores of Lake Tahoe with my family. I've spent summer weekends at ...
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With Green Roof, Nanyang University School of Art Tries to Disappear

With Green Roof, Nanyang University School of Art Tries to Disappear | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I noted in an earlier post on Zaha Hadid's design museum in Seoul:
Green roofs are wonderful things, and they are introducing a whole new design aesthetic where roof meets grade, and a (@JohnFotiadis Who mows the lawn?
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Flowing River and Waterfall Green Wall completed on the The Janey ...

Flowing River and Waterfall Green Wall completed on the The Janey ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Aug 23, 2012 Flowing River and Waterfall Green Wall completed on the The Janey in Portland, Oregon. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Adam Parisien adam.parisien@gsky.com 888-708-GSKY (4759). GSky has completed another Green Wall ...
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Optigreen International AG - Greenroofs.com

Optigreen International AG - Greenroofs.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Greenroofs.comOptigreen International AGGreenroofs.comSystem Solution "Retention Roof Meander 30": runoff reduction up to 99 % - probably the smartest Green Roof in the world!
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Canopea is a Solar-Powered Urban Habitat with a Vertical Farm ...

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Team Rhône-Alpes only built one prototype for the collegiate design competition that will be open to the public in Madrid beginning 14 September, 2012, but they will also introduce a concept that includes 69 of these compact solar-powered dwellings...
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2012 OHNY Weekend Highlight: Sustainable Sites | Blog OHNY

2012 OHNY Weekend Highlight: Sustainable Sites | Blog OHNY | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
See some of the sustainable sites that will be part of OHNY Weekend! Learn about aeroponic growing technology,...
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Urban beekeeping keeps cities healthy | SmartPlanet

Urban beekeeping keeps cities healthy | SmartPlanet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Researcher Noah Wilson-Rich draws attention to the striking correlations between the survival of honey bees and the future health of cities.
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Rooftop Garden Feeds Cafe Customers Below

Rooftop Garden Feeds Cafe Customers Below | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A cafe in Fairfield, Connecticut is growing produce on its roof. A permaculture expert makes some recommendations on how to do even more.
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Urban Vertical Farming: Generative System for a Vegetable Growing Infrastructure - eVolo | Architecture Magazine

Urban Vertical Farming: Generative System for a Vegetable Growing Infrastructure - eVolo | Architecture Magazine | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Architecture and Design Magazine for the 21st Century. Organizer of the Annual Skyscraper Architectural Competition.
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Environmental Destruction Led to Collapse of Mayan Civilization - Revmodo

Environmental Destruction Led to Collapse of Mayan Civilization - Revmodo | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

What caused the Mayan empire, one of the most advanced civilizations of the ancient world, to collapse after six centuries? Two new studies blame human impacts on the environment.

 

Researchers have long known that drought was one major reason the Mayan civilization could not survive. As rainfall decreased, farmers could no longer grow needed food. A study published this week in Geophysical Research Letters suggests that the drought may have been worse because of deforestation. As Mayans chopped down jungle canopy to plant crops and build cities, that likely caused a significant portion of the drying.

 

The researchers used climate modeling to examine how the switch from forest to cropland would have affected rainfall. As crops were planted, less water transferred from the soil to the atmosphere. The study found that deforestation may have caused as much as 60 percent of the drought.


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Modular Madness: 23 Diverse Deployments of Cargo Containers | WebUrbanist

Modular Madness: 23 Diverse Deployments of Cargo Containers | WebUrbanist | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Shipping containers are low-cost, stackable building blocks ideal for incorporating into all kinds of architecture including homes, stores and restaurants.
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New South Brooklyn Children's Garden Will Teach Kids About Urban Farming

New South Brooklyn Children's Garden Will Teach Kids About Urban Farming | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Members of the South Brooklyn Children’s Garden (SBCG) and a group of half-sized helpers spent the weekend laying groundwork for what will soon be a community vegetable garden.

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More and More Baby Boomers Go Vegetarian

More and More Baby Boomers Go Vegetarian | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Baby boomers age into vegetarianism in order to protect their health.
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A summer vacation of urban farming. | Gift-Ed Connections

A summer vacation of urban farming. | Gift-Ed Connections | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A summer vacation of urban farming. Posted on August 24, 2012 | Leave a comment · Image. I have had an amazing summer, most of it enjoying the bounty of the Peace Country. I have been to Elmworth eating raw vegetables around the fire.
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Innovative Green Urban Design improving our cities.

Innovative Green Urban Design improving our cities. | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Seattle, Portland, and NYC incorporated unique green deisgns bettering the cities; an urban food forest, green roof, and vertical garden.
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Pencil This In: Growing Home Urban Farms Open House, Plena Libre At Mayne ... - Chicagoist

Pencil This In: Growing Home Urban Farms Open House, Plena Libre At Mayne ... - Chicagoist | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
ChicagoistPencil This In: Growing Home Urban Farms Open House, Plena Libre At Mayne ...ChicagoistGrowing Home is hosting an open house at its Wood Street and Honore Street urban farms in Englewood Saturday from 11 a.m.
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In Dallas, Urban Organic Farmers are Pissed About the West Nile Spraying - D Magazine

In Dallas, Urban Organic Farmers are Pissed About the West Nile Spraying - D Magazine | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
D MagazineIn Dallas, Urban Organic Farmers are Pissed About the West Nile SprayingD MagazineThere aren't too many urban farmers in Dallas, and even fewer are the urban organic farmers who've been affected by the West Nile spraying that went on for...
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Vertical Farms Start To Take Root In Reality

Vertical Farms Start To Take Root In Reality | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Take away the tractors, gadgets and GMOs, and the world’s first farmers would feel right at home today.
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Deep-seeded roots: NYC's urban farming history | City Atlas

Deep-seeded roots: NYC's urban farming history | City Atlas | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Textile Lab Visits Fort Greene Park In Brooklyn! We had a successful visit to the Greenmarket at the Fort Greene Park last Saturday. We made dye with marigolds from Rexcroft Farms in Athens NY, carrot tops from Conuco ...
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