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Urban farming taking root in Boston

Urban farming taking root in Boston | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
You see the mentions everywhere -- locally grown. It's good for your health and for local economies. But would you ever imagine there are farms right in the middle of Boston?
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Wall Street Journal features Newark's Burgeoning Urban Agriculture ...

Wall Street Journal features Newark's Burgeoning Urban Agriculture ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Reprint of August 8, 2012 article in the Wall Street Journal: Down Home in Newark New Jersey's Largest City, Long a Symbol of Decay, Gives Urban Farming a Try NEWARK—Newark may be known for many things, but its ...
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Climate Change Adaptations: How To Prepare For Global Warming - Huffington Post

Climate Change Adaptations: How To Prepare For Global WarmingHuffington PostVertical farms: Many farmers can expect more severe droughts and a growing swarm of crop-damaging pests in a warmer climate.
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UN agency: Global food prices up sharply in July - The Seattle Times

UN agency: Global food prices up sharply in JulyThe Seattle TimesShortcuts. Stock prices · Plugging In: Tech Forum · Sports ...
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Grow City: Eat, Share, Grow- at Gathering Together Farm

Grow City: Eat, Share, Grow- at Gathering Together Farm | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
[Field at Gathering Together Farm, image by Camille Storch / Gathering Together Farms] ... Thinking in small multiples helps urban farmers expand and increase their business on the land available to them.
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Aquaponics in the spotlight at CA State Fair | Evo Farm

Aquaponics in the spotlight at CA State Fair | Evo Farm | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
“I'm a gardener, and I like aquariums,” Hopperstad said, scanning the aquaponics display at the California State Fair. ”This is an awesome concept. I have an 80-gallon aquarium, and I was trying to decide what to do with it.
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Compact Window Hydroponic Gardening System Fits Tight Urban Spaces

Compact Window Hydroponic Gardening System Fits Tight Urban Spaces | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Another take on the windowfarm that doesn't require the use of electricity for aeration.
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Earliest use of Mexican turkeys by ancient Maya

Earliest use of Mexican turkeys by ancient Maya | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new study shows the turkey, one of the most widely consumed birds worldwide, was domesticated more than 1,000 years earlier than previously believed.
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Urban farm gives refugees taste of home

Burundian refugees make more than just a living farming in metro Atlanta.
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A Leek—and Okra and Kale—Grows in Newark - Wall Street Journal

A Leek—and Okra and Kale—Grows in Newark - Wall Street Journal | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Wall Street JournalA Leek—and Okra and Kale—Grows in NewarkWall Street JournalThe effort to increase urban farming in Newark took a leap forward recently when the Municipal Council agreed to allow the city to take over two-acres of vacant land.
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The Six Biggest Food IPOs (PHOTOS) - Daily Beast

The Six Biggest Food IPOs (PHOTOS) - Daily Beast | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Daily BeastThe Six Biggest Food IPOs (PHOTOS)Daily BeastWhen it comes to initial public offerings, social media (hello, Facebook!), technology, and biotech tend to suck up all the buzz.
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Five innovations working to empower women

Five innovations working to empower women | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Women produce more than half of the world's food but face unique challenges as farmers. Five innovative programs are helping them – and strengthening the world's food system.
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Going for Green! | The Urban Grocer

A bountiful, lush urban garden sits atop a roof in Durban, #SouthAfrica growing organic veg & herbs for local charities http://t.co/IgcsVga5...
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Monsanto's new sweet corn adds to debate on genetically modified foods

Monsanto's new sweet corn adds to debate on genetically modified foods | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
As the Midwest crunches into sweet corn season, a new type will be appearing on grocery store shelves - even though shoppers have no way to recognize it. It's genetically modified sweet corn...
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Urban poor plagued by 'burdens of place' - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Urban poor plagued by 'burdens of place' - ScienceBlog.com (blog) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
ScienceBlog.com (blog)Urban poor plagued by 'burdens of place'ScienceBlog.com (blog)Most of America's urban cores were designed for walking but offer little in the way of supermarkets, healthy restaurants and other amenities for residents to walk...
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Order Up: Washington Caterer's Warehouse Doubles as Vertical Farm - BizBash

Order Up: Washington Caterer's Warehouse Doubles as Vertical Farm - BizBash | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
BizBashOrder Up: Washington Caterer's Warehouse Doubles as Vertical FarmBizBashThe idea started two years ago when C.E.O. Joël Thévoz began exploring alternative urban-farming methods.
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Detroit Works: Urban Farming as Neighborhood Preservation ...

Detroit Works: Urban Farming as Neighborhood Preservation ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Following movements toward urban farming, permaculture, and ecological urbanism, Detroit's long-term vision charts the way to more a prosperous and sustainable future.
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City Council helps gardens grow - Boulder Weekly

City Council helps gardens grow - Boulder Weekly | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
City Council helps gardens growBoulder WeeklyIt's an ancient and powerful combination, the result being healthful food, a sense of peace, connection with nature and the seasons.
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Why King Corn Wasn't Ready for the Drought | Wired Science | Wired.com

Why King Corn Wasn't Ready for the Drought | Wired Science | Wired.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Scientists have long promised crops that would endure hot, dry weather. That weather has arrived; the crops have not. In a land where corn is king, the king is stunted and withered.
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Can the Ex-COO of McDonald’s Bring Healthy Food To the Masses?

Can the Ex-COO of McDonald’s Bring Healthy Food To the Masses? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Mike Roberts, the former president and chief operating officer of McDonald’s, is now heading up Lyfe Kitchen, an organic, healthy restaurant that plans to expand to hundreds of locations throughout the U.S.
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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, November 10, 2013 8:59 PM

Wish them the best of luck, so we can have healthy "fast food" soon in our neighborhood too!

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Demand for water outstrips supply

Demand for water outstrips supply | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Groundwater use is unsustainable in many of the world's major agricultural zones.
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Vertical gardens take root and flourish in green zone - Jakarta Post

Vertical gardens take root and flourish in green zone - Jakarta Post | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Jakarta PostVertical gardens take root and flourish in green zoneJakarta PostThe living wall: A gardener tends to the vertical garden of the Indonesia Greenwall building in Harmoni, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday.
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Living Green Roofs! Urban Farms, City Greening and Permaculture ...

Living Green Roofs! Urban Farms, City Greening and Permaculture ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Living Roofs! Green Roofs! Rooftop Gardening! Rooftop Permaculture! Wildflower Roofs! Cyclone and Hurricane Resilient Designs with Nature Irrigated, Native Species for habitat, food and biodiversity. Green Roofs for ...
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4 Tips For Starting A Farm In Your City [Video] | Fast Company

4 Tips For Starting A Farm In Your City [Video] | Fast Company | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Enter the urban farm: a fast, smart, cheap way to bring healthy food closer to those who need it, transform ugly vacant spaces into lush gardens, and promote a healthier, greener, more connected urban community.
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