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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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Groundwater depletion in semiarid regions of Texas and California threatens US food security

Groundwater depletion in semiarid regions of Texas and California threatens US food security | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The US's food supply may be vulnerable to rapid groundwater depletion from irrigated agriculture, according to a new study.
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How a Fashion Designer's Food Forest is Changing his L.A. Neighborhood (VIDEO)

How a Fashion Designer's Food Forest is Changing his L.A. Neighborhood (VIDEO) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Fashion designer Ron Finley set out to build a food forest in a parkway to combat a food desert in L.A.
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On a school rooftop in the Big Apple, hydroponic greens for little ...

Information, news articles & comment on quality and private education.
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Q&A: The Future of Agriculture May Well Be in Cities - IPS ipsnews.net

Q&A: The Future of Agriculture May Well Be in Cities - IPS ipsnews.net | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In the coming decades, the world's population is expected to
grow by at least another two billion people, 80 percent of
whom will live in cities by the year 2050.
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‘Green Roof’ Idea Tilts Skyward in Istanbul

‘Green Roof’ Idea Tilts Skyward in Istanbul | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In dense urban areas, there’s often nowhere to build but up, an approach that the clever team at Istanbul-based architectural firm …Continue reading » ('Green Roof' Idea Tilts Skyward in Istanbul http://t.co/o5gm4BI6...
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Aquaponic Urban Food Jungle Brings Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Cities

Aquaponic Urban Food Jungle Brings Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Cities | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The Urban Food Jungle by AECOM aims to provide a space where food is produced right where its consumed, an incredible conceptual urban farming design.

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Hyundai’s Kitchen Nano Garden uses hydroponic...

Hyundai’s Kitchen Nano Garden uses hydroponic... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Hyundai’s Kitchen Nano Garden uses hydroponic technique to grow food (Photo: http://t.co/UD15WVnR...)...
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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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Who is picking our food? - Special Report

Who is picking our food? - Special Report | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

-The Ecologist

In a major investigation the Ecologist reports on the hidden stories behind those harvesting the fruit and vegetables we eat everyday...


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Small Gardens have Water Saving Ideas Galore at Chelsea Flower Show

Small Gardens have Water Saving Ideas Galore at Chelsea Flower Show | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
There are several interesting small gardens at the show that are examining the need to conserve water.
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Urban Design for a Sustainable Future Permaculture Research ...

Urban Design for a Sustainable Future Permaculture Research ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
If we are serious about designing our daily nutritional needs into small backyards, typical of the urban spaces where half the world's population is living, how do we even begin to get it right? How can we be permaculture ...
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Lauren Luquin: Urban Farming: Part One

Lauren Luquin: Urban Farming: Part One | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Urban Farming: Part One. One Love. Peace and safety... Sustainable living... Simplifying... Eyes wide... *awakening*. The power of manifesting... Our thoughts are powerful. The thoughts we have are magnetic.
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RecoveryPark urban farming project in Detroit names Gary Wozniak president

RecoveryPark urban farming project in Detroit names Gary Wozniak president | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
RecoveryPark, the $220 million urban farming project planned for Detroit's near east side, has officially named Gary Wozniak president.
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ESF to get $413,000 for "green" roofs

Syracuse, NY - The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry will get $413,000 from the state today to plant native species on the roof of the new Gateway Center.
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Rio+20: A green industrial revolution or climate change diplomacy? - Aljazeera.com

Rio+20: A green industrial revolution or climate change diplomacy? - Aljazeera.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Aljazeera.comRio+20: A green industrial revolution or climate change diplomacy?Aljazeera.comThe focus will be placed on green development, green energy, job creation, and sustainability.
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