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Way of the future: Students have a hands-on lesson in aquaculture - Local News - News - General - Sunraysia Daily

Way of the future: Students have a hands-on lesson in aquaculture - Local News - News - General - Sunraysia Daily | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
BURONGA Public School students have been up to something fishy for the last 18 months with their aquaponics program.

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Kickstarted: my conversation with Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen

Kickstarted: my conversation with Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Kickstarter is not just a startup-- it's part of an important shift away from the industrial manufacturing era & toward the maker economy.

excerpts below are from: http://gigaom.com/2012/05/22/kickstarter-founder-perry-chen-intervie/

People value experiences more than they value products.

When you buy local food, you’re buying both a story and a good. Also, you’re saying something about yourself and what you care about. I think that’s what you’re seeing more and more in the things that people are looking for. Often, the stuff costs a premium, and I think people are willing to pay it. It’s worth it to them.

I think Kickstarter is that platform of creativity.  I think the emotional appeal of a platform is what works. I think the old-media entities still have not figured out that part of the game plan. 

We take a very liberal or what I think is a more modern view of what a creative project is. I mean, for us, a lot of food projects are definitely creative projects.  A lot of technology, maker/hacker projects are definitely creative projects. Video game projects are, for us, definitely creative projects.

We’re also looking at not just constraining but also expanding a little bit into urban design and things like bike lanes and bike racks and community gardens.  A lot of cities have approached us, talking to us about projects in that space. And we’re just having conversations — we don’t want to do anything too quickly.

We want to see how we can bring those projects in and bring them in in a way that fits Kickstarter — so they’re creative projects, with rewards and the right structure.


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Unusual quantum effect discovered in earliest stages of photosynthesis

Unusual quantum effect discovered in earliest stages of photosynthesis | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Quantum physics and plant biology seem like two branches of science that could not be more different, but surprisingly they may in fact be intimately tied. Scientists have discovered an unusual quantum effect in the earliest stages of photosynthesis.
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New Organic Farm Sprouts in BC Place Parking Lot

New Organic Farm Sprouts in BC Place Parking Lot | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
British Columbia is famous as the birthplace of the 100-mile diet.  But residents of downtown Vancouver might be enjoying a one-mile diet later this summe... (Urban farming right beside BC Place this summer!
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Like curry? New biological role identified for compound used in ancient medicine

Like curry? New biological role identified for compound used in ancient medicine | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Scientists have just identified a new reason why some curry dishes, made with spices humans have used for thousands of years, might be good for you.
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Young Foodies, Sandwiches and Lemonopoly

Young Foodies, Sandwiches and Lemonopoly | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Food Love Design...

 

Meet five young people using blogs, branding and plain, old-fashioned enthusiasm to shake up the culinary establishment…


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Are Green Roofs for the Birds? | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens

Are Green Roofs for the Birds? | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Linking you to the freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for the stylish urban garden. (@sarahspetlife You're welcome! Did you see my post on green roof pet houses?
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Vertical veggies: Tower Garden methods cultivate easy bounty

Vertical veggies: Tower Garden methods cultivate easy bounty | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Novice vegetable gardeners have always been told that success begins and ends with the soil.
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How a White or Green Roof Can Keep Your Building Up to 84% Cooler This Summer | Inhabitat New York City

How a White or Green Roof Can Keep Your Building Up to 84% Cooler This Summer | Inhabitat New York City | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new study released by Columbia University and City University of New York has found that greening NYC roofs can reduce temperatures by as much as 84% (RT @inhabitat: A new study shows that a white or green roof can keep your building up to 84%...
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DuPont unveils investments in Africa to support food security - IFT.org

DuPont unveils investments in Africa to support food security http://t.co/XfSE4cST #IFT: DuPont unveils investme...
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Bitponics: An Internet-Connected Hydroponic Home Garden

Bitponics: An Internet-Connected Hydroponic Home Garden | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Hydroponic gardening has taken off in a big way in the last few years, as more and more people have come to appreciate the idea of growing stuff more or less anywhere.
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Edmonton Airport Unveils Massive Air-Cleaning Living Green Wall! | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Edmonton Airport Unveils Massive Air-Cleaning Living Green Wall! | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Green Over Grey completes their latest living wall installation in the Edmonton International Airport where it works to clean the air and beautify the space. (Cool!
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Monsanto to acquire Precision Planting for $210m - Food Business Review

US-based multinational agricultural biotechnology Monsanto has entered into an agreement to acquire planting technology developer Precision Planting, (Monsanto to acquire Precision Planting for $210m: US-based multinational agricultural biotechnology...
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Why We Need Biophilic Cities - Co.Exist

Why We Need Biophilic Cities - Co.Exist | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Co.ExistWhy We Need Biophilic CitiesCo.ExistThe Biophilic Cities Project, an initiative organized by Professor Tim Beatley of the University of Virginia's School of Architecture, aims to come up with best practices for creating "biophilic cities"...


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Canadians Eating Themselves Sick

Canadians Eating Themselves Sick | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Canadian diets are too heavy in fat, salt and sugar, and both government and industry have a role in changing that.

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Food Trends: Technology Will Decentralize Global Food System | Food+Tech Connect

Food Trends: Technology Will Decentralize Global Food System | Food+Tech Connect | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Peer-to-peer sharing, traceability and enterprise software are just a few of the ways technology is catalyzing a flexible, resilient and sustainable food system.
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How to Build Healthy Eating Habits and Make Them Stick

How to Build Healthy Eating Habits and Make Them Stick | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
We all know what we should be eating to stay healthy, but how do you build healthy eating habits and make sure that they stick? Lifehack contributor Clint Cora shows us how.
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4 Ways To Use Pinterest To Encourage Corporate Volunteerism

4 Ways To Use Pinterest To Encourage Corporate Volunteerism | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Pinterest is a great marketing tool, but businesses should also start thinking about it as a unique way to promote corporate volunteerism.

How does Pinterest work as a tool for employee volunteer promotion?

Unlike Twitter and Facebook, images are key to Pinterest.  This means that in order to successfully promote and encourage volunteering efforts, photos must be at the forefront of the initiative.  Pinterest-interested businesses should thus encourage employees to take photos while they volunteer; use pictures in company handbooks to explain the company’s volunteering opportunities; and keep extra snapshots available so there is content in reserve to regularly update the Pinterest page.


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Dispute Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Food

Dispute Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Concern over the possible health and environmental effects of such food has prompted a move for labeling it, but scientists, farmers and technology companies call the measures alarmist.
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West Texas ag jobs ripe for the picking | KXAN.com

West Texas ag jobs ripe for the picking | KXAN.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Hydroponic growing techniques and Village Farms’ greenhouse technology make it possible to grow fruits and vegetables in areas that typically are not well-suited for traditional farming methods.
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Urban Farming: Raising Chickens, Bees and Crops in Somerville | Urban Farming

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People will starve to death because of anti-GM zealotry - Telegraph

People will starve to death because of anti-GM zealotry - Telegraph | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The father of the Green Revolution would have supported the GM wheat scientists at Rothamsted, argues Prof Malcolm Elliot.
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City hosting urban farming workshop Saturday - Local - The Guardian

City hosting urban farming workshop Saturday - Local - The Guardian | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Charlottetowns parks and recreation Department along with Go!PEI and Inspired Farmers will be offering a free urban gardening workshop Saturday from 9-12:30 (Charlottetown is hosting a workshop on urban farming!
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Try going vertical - News-Times

Try going verticalNews-TimesGreen walls planted outside city buildings provide shade in the spring and summer when they flourish and allow light in during the fall and winter when they go dormant.
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Oregon landscape architects capitalize on their green edge - Daily Journal of Commerce

Oregon landscape architects capitalize on their green edge - Daily Journal of Commerce | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Daily Journal of CommerceOregon landscape architects capitalize on their green edgeDaily Journal of CommerceThe firm, which recently designed a green wall for a medical center in Oakland, Calif., and has another project set to start soon in Los...
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