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The Changing Face of Urban Farming in London | Sustainable Cities Collective

The Changing Face of Urban Farming in London | Sustainable Cities Collective | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
RT @sustaincities: The Changing Face of Urban Farming in London by @thepolisblog http://t.co/LJLfhSEW...
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Infographic: When The Lights Go Out, The World Eats Junk

Infographic: When The Lights Go Out, The World Eats Junk | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I’ve always found it easy to start my day healthy. Greek yogurt and fresh fruit are incredibly satisfying at 8 a.m., punctuated by a carefully crafted cup of black coffee that revs my brain.
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Biodiversity declines as global consumption reaches all-time high

Biodiversity declines as global consumption reaches all-time high | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Our ever-growing demand for resources is putting huge pressure on the planet’s biodiversity and threatening our future security and well-being, according to the Living Planet Report 2012, released today by WWF.

 

Key findings:

The global Living Planet Index has declined by up to 30 per cent since 1970.

 

It is currently taking 1.5 years for the Earth to absorb the CO2 produced and regenerate the renewable resources that people use within one year.

 

2.7 Billion people live in areas that experience severe water shortages for at least one month of the year.

 

The per capita Ecological Footprint of a high income country such as the USA is currently six times greater than that of a low income country such as Indonesia.

 

The UK has risen five places from 31st to 27th place  in the report’s global consumption ranking, which compares the Ecological Footprint per person, per country.

 

The top 10 countries with the biggest Ecological Footprint per person are: Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Denmark, United States of America, Belgium, Australia, Canada, Netherlands and Ireland


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5 Invasive Plants You Can Eat

5 Invasive Plants You Can Eat | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
As invasive species threaten native ecosystems, why not fight them with your appetite and a sauté pan?
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Bioroof Green Roof Installation | Roofing Replacement 24

Bioroof Green Roof Installation | Roofing Replacement 24 | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Bioroof Greenroof Installation at Covenant House, Toronto, ON. …Get roofing estimate for ... NC Mobile Home Repair Roof Sealing Leak Brunswick County Wilmington New hanover County · Leister Triac S hand welding of ...
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Vertical Aeroponic Personalized Garden By Sustainable Garden ...

A rapid video displaying how our vertical garden method performs. This strategy of growing is one particular of the “greenest” as it recycles the water/plant meals answer until finally the root of the plant absorbs it.
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Sempergreen growing green roofs in Stevensburg - Culpeper Star Exponent

Sempergreen growing green roofs in Stevensburg - Culpeper Star Exponent | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Sempergreen growing green roofs in StevensburgCulpeper Star Exponent(Editor's note: This is the first in a four-part series looking at green innovations and how Culpeper County is impacted.) If you've been driving eastward from Culpeper, on Route...
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Nairobi's green roofs save on energy, water use - AlertNet

Nairobi's green roofs save on energy, water use - AlertNet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Roofs covered in vegetation offer a range of green benefits, and are planned for major new developments in Kenya's capital ("Nairobi's green roofs save on energy, water use" http://t.co/mqa5i13R I can't wait for...
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Food carts go all electric ... and even solar powered

Food carts go all electric ... and even solar powered | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The food cart revolution is going all electric, at least in Europe, thanks to a company that sells greener versions of the three-wheeled str...
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AgBag | FARMACY

AgBag | FARMACY | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Yay to new herbs on the balcony, Just got an #AgBag from a AgBag Urban Farming workshop at @SSPweatherwatch http://t.co/G3fycyU1...
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polis: The Changing Face of Urban Farming in London

polis: The Changing Face of Urban Farming in London | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
RT @ehooge: "The Changing Face of Urban Farming in London" http://t.co/2Keb8xmP (by @IMontgomeryLDN via @thepolisblog)...
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Prevent Disease.com - Health Benefits Help Peanuts Shed Stigma

Prevent Disease.com - Health Benefits Help Peanuts Shed Stigma | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Peanuts, a dietary outcast during the fat-phobic 1990s, have made a comeback, with consumption soaring to its highest level in nearly two decades and more doctors recommending nuts as part of a heart-healthy diet.


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Home - Large Scale growing system from UK

Home - Large Scale growing system from UK | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Vertical Growing can include hydroponic growing for the commercial grower and even Urban growing inside a shed or insulated building.
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Big Love for Briggy

Big Love for Briggy | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A Filipino community cafe that helps aspiring micro-entrepreneurs to jumpstart their businesses and build on their scrumptious passions!
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Plastic-Eating Fungi Found in the Amazon May Solve World’s Waste Problem

Plastic-Eating Fungi Found in the Amazon May Solve World’s Waste Problem | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A group of students and professors from Yale University have found a fungi in the Amazon rainforest that can degrade and utilize the common plastic polyurethane.

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Getting into the Green Zone: New York City Adopts Zoning Amendments to Further Promote Green Buildings | Donna DeCostanzo's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Getting into the Green Zone: New York City Adopts Zoning Amendments to Further Promote Green Buildings | Donna DeCostanzo's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
New York City has demonstrated its continued leadership on sustainability and addressing climate change with the adoption of “Zone Green”, an amendment to New York City's zoning resolution that will make it easier...
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Urban agriculture: Public fair in Montreal gets dialogue started - Montreal Gazette

Urban agriculture: Public fair in Montreal gets dialogue startedMontreal GazetteMONTREAL – “There's great potential for urban agriculture in Montreal,” said Walid Touabti of the non-profit Action Communiterre in NDG “But if you look at Toronto,...
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Healing gardens benefit hospital patients, families, staff - The Columbian

Healing gardens benefit hospital patients, families, staff - The Columbian | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Healing gardens benefit hospital patients, families, staffThe ColumbianGardens and green space at hospitals have therapeutic benefits and promote healing.
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Alumasc Creates Green Space at Belfast Metropolitan College ...

Posted by Nicola Perrins. May14. Hydrotech MM6125 Structural Waterproofing and a ZinCo Green Roof system from Alumasc have been successfully used on the new £44 million campus of Belfast Metropolitan College.
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Wasted Food No More: Scientific American Podcast

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Hydroponic Gardening TV: Learn to Grow Plants in Water Without Soil - Hydroponic Farming System in Plastic Bottles with LED Lamps Videos

Wet video for my advanced friend http://epsos.de is about a hydroponic farming system indoor or a green vegetable and vegan restaurant in...
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Controlling Pests In Compost: How To Keep Animals Out Of The Compost Pile

Controlling Pests In Compost: How To Keep Animals Out Of The Compost Pile | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A composting program is a fantastic way to put kitchen scraps and yard waste to work in your garden. Compost is rich in nutrients and provides valuable organic material to plants.

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Google+ Hangouts on Air Lets You Broadcast Live to the World

Google+ Hangouts on Air Lets You Broadcast Live to the World | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Google+ Hangouts, our favorite free video chatting service, is rolling out the ability to broadcast your Hangouts live and save them directly to YouTube with "Hangouts on Air." A handful of content creators have been testing out the service...
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The State of Culinary Tourism in Korea | Seoul Eats

The State of Culinary Tourism in Korea | Seoul Eats | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
I would like to ask other Culinary Schools and Culinary Tourism operators that have faced similar issues to unite with us to create awareness about culinary tourism. We need to start a movement to prove that it is not just a ...

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The Wisdom of the Slime Mold

The Wisdom of the Slime Mold | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
There is a slime mold known as Physarum polycephalum that lives in forests around the world. It feeds on various kinds of microscopic particles. As it forages for food, protoplasmic tubes of slime extend out and bifurcate like tree branches; whenever it happens upon a source of nutrients, it gathers into a bloblike formation. The whole thing — blobs connected by tubes — is a single organism, and the network serves to transport nutrients throughout its “body.”

 

An interesting fact about this slime mold is that it is highly intelligent — or at least it behaves as if it is. In locating food in its environment, it builds networks that have been shown to be optimally efficient in transporting the nutrients over the area in question. If placed in a maze, for instance, with a source of food outside the maze, the slime mold will discover the shortest path out.

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