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How Urban Farming Can Transform Our Cities—And Our - EcoWatch

As concerns mount over the accessibility and quality of meals in cities, urban agriculture is becoming a practical solution to give communities more choice—all while helping address greenhouse gas emissions from ...
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Lessons From The Past: How Living Like Great Grandma Is Green

Lessons From The Past: How Living Like Great Grandma Is Green | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Matt Grocoff describes how his ancestors lived " in an elegant cradle-to-cradle, closed loop pattern."...
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US Bottled Water Sales Hit New Record High in 2011

US Bottled Water Sales Hit New Record High in 2011 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
How did buying individual portions of water in plastic bottles become an acceptable alternative to clean and available public tap water?
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Vertical Farming Cabinet | NuAgri is designing and building complete food growing greenhouse farming systems for commercial growers, urban farmers, and people who enjoy tastier, healthier food choices

Vertical Farming Cabinet | NuAgri is designing and building complete food growing greenhouse farming systems for commercial growers, urban farmers, and people who enjoy tastier, healthier food choices | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban farming? Vertical Farming?: http://t.co/7KpcaJFB...
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CommonGround – Conversations about Food and Farming - HomeCommonground

CommonGround – Conversations about Food and Farming - HomeCommonground | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
CommonGround works to educate consumers on the real story of American agriculture by starting conversations between women who grow our food and women who buy it.
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How to feed a planet

How to feed a planet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Why the world needs an agricultural revolution in AfricaTHIS chart is the nearest thing to a snapshot of everything you need to know about feeding the world.
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Urban Food Jungle from AECOM Offers Towers of Pineapples and More

Urban Food Jungle from AECOM Offers Towers of Pineapples and More | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Design proposes "bringing together sustainable food production, entertainment, education and culinary delight." (Urban Food Jungle from AECOM Offers Towers of Pineapples and More http://t.co/fzqZUBdP...)...
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How Urban Farming Can Transform Our Cities — And Our Agricultural System

How Urban Farming Can Transform Our Cities — And Our Agricultural System | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
by Adam James As concerns mount over the accessibility and quality of meals in cities, urban agriculture is becoming a practical solution to give communities more choice — all while helping address greenhouse gas emissions from centralized...
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Help Kickstart Bitponics: the Siri of Hydroponic Growing

Help Kickstart Bitponics: the Siri of Hydroponic Growing | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Bitponics promises to take the guesswork out of hydroponic growing and make it accessible to us all.
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Is Hydroponic Gardening A Viable Alternative » Sustainable ...

Is Hydroponic Gardening A Viable Alternative » Sustainable ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Gardening can be a lot of fun and getting your hands dirty is part and parcel of working outdoors. However conventional gardening can be hard work – raking, tilling, hoeing and weeding are just some of the strenuous jobs ...
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Grower's Guide To The Right Vegetable and Fruit Choices For your ...

Grower's Guide To The Right Vegetable and Fruit Choices For your ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
When looking for information on how to hydroponic, picking the right plants to grow and choosing the correct hydroponic kits for your indoor garden, there are several elements to take into consideration.
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How to feed a planet, continued | The Economist

How to feed a planet, continued | The Economist | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Without the revolution in Brazil’s cerrado and the transformation of inefficient collective and state farms after the fall of communism, it is hard to imagine how the cities of Asia and Africa would have been fed. That raises disturbing questions about the future. The dramatic increase in imports in Asia and the Middle East and Africa seems certain to continue.


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Urban Agriculture In Brazil's Favelas Grows Thanks To Hans Dieter ...

Urban Agriculture In Brazil's Favelas Grows Thanks To Hans Dieter ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
by Matther Pike for Positive News UK Deep in the heart of favela (shanty town) communities in the metropolis of Sao Paulo, Brazil, seeds of transformation are beginning to sprout.
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Blowing in the wind: How hidden flower features are crucial for bees

Blowing in the wind: How hidden flower features are crucial for bees | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
As gardeners get busy filling tubs and borders with colorful bedding plants, scientists have discovered more about what makes flowers attractive to bees rather than humans.
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Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Tells You When Your Houseplants Need Water

Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Tells You When Your Houseplants Need Water | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
For those of us who have a hard time keeping our plants alive, this sensor and app combo could be the solution to a happy houseplant.
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A 30,000-Square-Foot Community Garden, in a Parking Garage

A 30,000-Square-Foot Community Garden, in a Parking Garage | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Seattle is building one of the country's biggest rooftop planting spaces.
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Adding Style & Clean Air: Stunning Living Green Wall Inhabitat

Adding Style & Clean Air:   Stunning Living Green Wall   Inhabitat | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Last year, Vancouver design studio Green Over Grey created the largest living green wall installation in North America at the Semiahpoo Public Library in White Rock.
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'Vertical farm' blossoms at meatpacking plant

An old meatpacking plant on Chicago's South Side is being transformed into an eco farm, which its founders says will produce food sustainably, while creating zero waste.
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Severe Food Crisis Across Area As Wide As USA -- Initiate Change Through Technology - Forbes

Severe Food Crisis Across Area As Wide As USA -- Initiate Change Through Technology - Forbes | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
18 million people are at risk of starvation in West- and Central Africa, across an area as wide as the US. Many families are expecting to completely run out of food by as early as next month unless they receive immediate assistance.
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Michelle Obama Writes ‘American Grown’

Michelle Obama Writes ‘American Grown’ | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The first lady’s new book, “American Grown,” details how her garden on the South Lawn inspired her anti-obesity campaign.
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Farm Gate: Urban Farmers

Farm Gate: Urban Farmers | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The trailer (above) is longer than many of the short films, but is a real delight; so many people passionate about growing food! The urban farming movement is really taking off--particularly with the experience of Cuba to draw ...
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Residents Proud to Be Urban Farmers - The Ledger

Residents Proud to Be Urban FarmersThe LedgerUrban chicken coops are trendy enough to be found in the online catalogue of housewares giant Williams-Sonoma, starting at $660.
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Going green, with goats - Chicago Sun-Times

Going green, with goats - Chicago Sun-Times | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Going green, with goatsChicago Sun-TimesMatt Marton~Sun-Times Media Paul Siegel jokes that he'd like to call his latest farm attraction “goats on a hot tin roof.” But the goats munch on oat grass all day on a green roof as traffic whizzes past Siegel's...
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Seawater Greenhouse: A new approach to restorative agriculture | Global Water Forum

Seawater Greenhouse: A new approach to restorative agriculture | Global Water Forum | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Charlie Paton describes how Seawater Greenhouse technology can solve the problems of freshwater shortages and brine discharge from desalination...

 

The growth in demand for water and increasing shortages are two of the most predictable scenarios of the 21st century. Agriculture is the primary pressure point (see The state of the world’s land and water resources). A shortage of water will also affect the carbon cycle as shrinking forests reduce the rate of carbon capture, and will disrupt the regulating influence that trees and vegetation have on our climate.

 

Fortunately, the world is not short of water, it is just in the wrong place and too salty. Converting seawater to fresh water and water vapour in the right places offers the potential to help solve all these problems.


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