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A Vegetable-Growing Factory That Fits In A Parking Space

A Vegetable-Growing Factory That Fits In A Parking Space | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Short on space but hankering for some fresh vegetables? The $70,000 Agri-Cube might be the answer to your problems.
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GuelphMercury - Females part of a new wave of farmers

Leslie Moskovits digs for caterpillars beneath her tomato vines, her hands trawling through the soil. (Could farming be both empowering & lucrative for educated urban women?
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Should doctors treat lack of exercise as a medical condition? Expert says 'yes'

A sedentary lifestyle is a common cause of obesity, and excessive body weight and fat in turn are considered catalysts for diabetes, high blood pressure, joint damage and other serious health problems.
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Worst US Drought in 50 Years Drives Up Grain Prices, Ethanol Under Pressure · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Worst US Drought in 50 Years Drives Up Grain Prices, Ethanol Under Pressure · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The worst US drought in five decades, which has caused more damage than expected to corn and soybean crops, helped push the global food price index up six percent in July, according to a report by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture...
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Community Group Harvests 25,000lbs of Fruit From Unloved Trees

Community Group Harvests 25,000lbs of Fruit From Unloved Trees | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A Portland community "gleaning" group distributes huge amounts of fruit that would otherwise have gone to waste.
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Biking Is In Style (But You Don't Need This Fashion to Bike)

Biking Is In Style (But You Don't Need This Fashion to Bike) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Since we love biking, we love when bikes inspire the mainstream. Biking is so good, however, that all you need are two good wheels and your own personal style to get going.
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Toronto's largest city farm to be announced at urban agriculture summit - Toronto Star

Toronto's largest city farm to be announced at urban agriculture summitToronto StarSpeakers include Will Allen, chief executive officer of Growing Power Inc., a non-profit centre for urban farming, and Ben Flanner, president of the Brooklyn Grange,...
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Food supply chain waste offers potential source for new feedstock - Labmate Online

Food supply chain waste offers potential source for new feedstock - Labmate Online | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Food supply chain waste offers potential source for new feedstockLabmate OnlineThe network, coordinated by PhD student Lucie Pfaltzgraff, aims to develop the valorisation of food supply chain waste as an alternative carbon source for bio-chemicals,...
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Urban poor obesity; they are plagued by 'burdens of place' - Science Codex

Urban poor obesity; they are plagued by 'burdens of place' - Science Codex | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Science CodexUrban poor obesity; they are plagued by 'burdens of place'Science CodexMost of America's urban cores were designed for walking yet still offer little in the way of supermarkets, restaurants and other amenities for residents to walk to,...
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Urban Sun Corridor 4 degrees warmer?

Urban Sun Corridor 4 degrees warmer? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In the first study to attempt to quantify the impact of rapidly expanding megapolitan areas on regional climate, a team of researchers has established that local maximum summertime warming resulting from projected expansion of the urban Sun...
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Recirculating Farms Help Florida Families Through Tough Economy - Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Recirculating Farms Help Florida Families Through Tough Economy - Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Recirculating Farms Help Florida Families Through Tough EconomyVirtual-Strategy MagazineSahib's Aquaponics Research Farm — or as he calls it, his "living food jungle" — is one of many new farms and training centers cropping up, literally, in...
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Ethical Foods: Urban Homesteading — City Farmer News

Ethical Foods: Urban Homesteading — City Farmer News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Urban Farming Guys is yet another valuable online resource, which posts a video series documenting the ambitious undertaking of a group of families who have relocated to one of the more destitute inner-city Kansas City ...
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Growing Food, Growing Minds - Commercial Aquaponics

Another worthy Kickstarter project ...

 

Colorado Aquaponics is building a commercial scale aquaponics system at the GrowHaus, growing nutritious fish and vegetables together (Support a Kickstarter project for a Commercial Aquaponic facility: http://t.co/WZ3ewia3...)...

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$20 Million in Financing for Food Composting Technology Company

$20 Million in Financing for Food Composting Technology Company | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Organic waste accounts for 30% of annual waste generated in the US.
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Long Beach Agriculture Movement Grows With Edible Gardens And Urban ... - Long Beach Business Journal - Long Beach News

Long Beach Agriculture Movement Grows With Edible Gardens And Urban ... - Long Beach Business Journal - Long Beach News | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Long Beach Agriculture Movement Grows With Edible Gardens And Urban ...Long Beach Business Journal - Long Beach NewsLong Beach Agriculture Movement Grows With Edible Gardens And Urban Farming. By Tiffany Rider - Senior Writer.
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CDC: Pretty Much Everyone Is Fat | Wired Science | Wired.com

CDC: Pretty Much Everyone Is Fat | Wired Science | Wired.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

The progression is remarkable and SCARY ... goes hand in hand with health care costs and illness ...

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its latest mapping of obesity in the United States, based on data gathered by a CDC project known as BRFSS for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

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Can You Save Seeds From Farmers Market Tomatoes?

Can You Save Seeds From Farmers Market Tomatoes? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Saving your own tomato seeds is fun and easy, but should you save seeds from tomatoes grown by farmers?
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If 7 Billion People Lived Like… (Infographic)

If 7 Billion People Lived Like… (Infographic) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A visual representation of the ecological footprint that would be required if everybody lived like the people of various countries.
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Eating on a Green Roof

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Fordham PhD student Dustin Partridge talks about his research focusing on birds and their usage of green roofs. (Value of Green Roofs For Birds?
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IPS – Urban Farming Takes Root in Europe | Inter Press Service

IPS – Urban Farming Takes Root in Europe | Inter Press Service | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban Farming Takes Root in Europe - Julio Godoy* - Tierramérica...
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Chicago Warehouse Becomes Net-Zero Urban Farm | Intercon

Chicago Warehouse Becomes Net-Zero Urban Farm | Intercon | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
When setting out to create a net-zero urban farm, the founders of The Plant leveled their sights on an old warehouse that had already passed through the hands of multiple owners and respective uses. Built in 1925 as a ...
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Aquaponic Modular Production Systems | DESIGN BUILD FARM

Aquaponic Modular Production Systems | DESIGN BUILD FARM | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
2pm today...Aquaponic Modular Production Systems | DESIGN BUILD FARM http://t.co/f8Z0s2gX...
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Refugees Find Peace, Establish Roots with Urban Gardens

Refugees Find Peace, Establish Roots with Urban Gardens | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

About 400 refugees are taking part in an International Rescue Committee program allowing them to do something familiar: growing things.

The 6-year-old effort aims to help refugees get used to their new countries by allowing them to do something that is familiar and empowering: growing things.
At 17 farms in nine cities, refugees and other immigrants aided by the IRC tend vegetables at community gardens and either take them home or sell them at farmers' markets.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-08-01/refugees-urban-gardening/56755370/1

 


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Ethical living: how can I become more self-sufficient? - The Guardian

Ethical living: how can I become more self-sufficient? - The Guardian | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The GuardianEthical living: how can I become more self-sufficient?The GuardianIndeed the road to a greener life is strewn with bucolic ideas and short courses (I'm a qualified swineherd) that can't be used in real-life urban environments.
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SPIN Method Of Urban Farming Helps Novice Farmers Profit In The City

SPIN Method Of Urban Farming Helps Novice Farmers Profit In The City | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Small Plot Intensive Method of urban farming gives novice farmers a path to creating a small profitable business growing fresh food.
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