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Alternative Businesses: How to Get Cash - Inc.com

Alternative Businesses: How to Get Cash - Inc.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Two successes from the crowd funding to create indoor farms and rooftop farm ...

 

Inc.comAlternative Businesses: How to Get CashInc.comPanelists Britta Riley, founder of open-source urban agriculture innovators ... needed $200000 to get her vertical, hydroponic window-farming business started.

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Technology for Food for Life: Vice President Hands Over 100 ...

Technology for Food for Life: Vice President Hands Over 100 ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
The vice president John Dramani Mahama has reiterated the government's commitment to revamping agriculture in the northern sector to offer not only job opportunities to the unemployed youth but also help improve on the ...
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Hanging grow box heads for commercial availability - Gizmag

Hanging grow box heads for commercial availability - Gizmag | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Hanging grow box heads for commercial availabilityGizmagParisians who want a steady supply of home-grown greens may turn to window boxes, balconies and small-scale vertical farms (like Window Farms perhaps) for ...
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TD Centre’s ‘living roof’ like a farm in the city

TD Centre’s ‘living roof’ like a farm in the city | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Toronto-Dominion Centre’s field of creek sedge grass is powerful enough to clean carbon dioxide from the air.
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Hayes Valley Farm May Soon Shut Down To Make Way For Condo ... - Huffington Post

Hayes Valley Farm May Soon Shut Down To Make Way For Condo ... - Huffington Post | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Hayes Valley Farm May Soon Shut Down To Make Way For Condo ...Huffington PostBut sadly, the city's first experiment in large-scale urban farming may soon vanish from the 2.2-acre patch of land sandwiched between Laguna and Octavia ...
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Study: No-fat, low-fat dressings don't get most nutrients out of salads

Study: No-fat, low-fat dressings don't get most nutrients out of salads | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

and they taste better too ...

 

The vegetables in salads are chock-full of important vitamins and nutrients, but you won't get much benefit without the right type and amount of salad dressing, a new study shows.

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Put the Sol Food Mobile Farm on the Road Through Kickstarter

Put the Sol Food Mobile Farm on the Road Through Kickstarter | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

A worthy new Kickstarter project to spread the word on growing food ... check it out and go and help ...

 

A new mobile greenhouse wants to travel the country to teach people about urban farming.

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Invisible Bike Helmet Is Safest Bike Helmet

Invisible Bike Helmet Is Safest Bike Helmet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Hovding 'invisible' bicycle helmet - actually a collar that inflates on collision - grabs top spot in Swedish safety tests.
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Green Roof Growers: Growing Melons in Sub Irrigated Planters (SIPs)

Green Roof Growers: Growing Melons in Sub Irrigated Planters (SIPs) | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
These melons grew on our roof a few years back and they were little rock stars. People couldn't believe how happy they were, hanging by their sturdy ropey threads. Melons are mostly water and they love sub irrigation, ...
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Vertical Garden meets Aquaponics

Vertical Garden meets Aquaponics | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Great designs and uses for an aquaponics system

 

This idea combines two of my favorite urban food growing solutions – vertical gardening, and aquaponics. Can they be friends? Of course they can! Charlie from Ecolicious in Sydney has been tr...

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Grow your own indoors with Windowfarms

Shamengo pioneer Britta Riley has designed a simple, elegant solution for indoor gardening in small spaces. Windowfarms allow users to maximize window space ...
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Hydroponic, aeroponic, and next: plasticponic

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The global challenge of food and nutrition security - Washington Post

The global challenge of food and nutrition security - Washington Post | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Big Takeaway from this discussion ...  30% -40% of food produced gets LOST between the farmer and consumer ... wonder if this number also includes food WASTED ... whatever the answer the amount of lost food is not insignificant and should be focused on ....

 

Financial TimesThe global challenge of food and nutrition securityWashington PostThey are co-chairs of B-20, the food security task force for the Group of 20. ...

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Fund aims to put new technology in poor farmers' hands - Reuters AlertNet

Fund aims to put new technology in poor farmers' hands - Reuters AlertNet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
UN News CentreFund aims to put new technology in poor farmers' handsReuters AlertNetLONDON (AlertNet) – Five donor governments are backing a new scheme to use innovative technology to help poor African farmers boost food security, they ...FAO/IFAD/WFP...
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Change Comes to Dinner: How Vertical Farmers, Urban Growers ...

Change Comes to Dinner: How Vertical Farmers, Urban Growers ... | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
In it, author Katherine Gustafson explores various aspects of the movement, from a "farmer's market on wheels" to high-tech vertical gardening in shipping containers, and everything in between. Ms. Gustafson's journey all ...
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Feeding The Future: Urban Farming – Food Bank of South Jersey's Blog: The Cure for Hunger is...Food

Feeding The Future: Urban Farming – Food Bank of South Jersey's Blog: The Cure for Hunger is...Food | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
You might recognize Will Allen from the movie FRESH, which showed as part of FBSJ's Food for Thought movie/discussion series. An urban farmer, Allen composts...
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Lexington council committee delays action on urban-farming ... - Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington council committee delays action on urban-farming ...Lexington Herald LeaderLexingtonians interested in urban farming will have to wait before turning miniature goats and pigs out to graze in their backyards with the city's approval.
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Push For "Plantagon," Innovative Urban Farming in Buffalo - WGRZ-TV

Push For "Plantagon," Innovative Urban Farming in Buffalo - WGRZ-TV | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
WGRZ-TVPush For "Plantagon," Innovative Urban Farming in BuffaloWGRZ-TVWallinder says if a Plantagon were to be built in Buffalo, it would help bring the city to the forefront of urban agriculture. The structure is something like a vertical ...
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SeaOrbiter to begin construction by year's end, project price tag clocks in at $52.7 million

SeaOrbiter to begin construction by year's end, project price tag clocks in at $52.7 million | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
Remember that USS Enterprise-esque ocean research vessel we first ran across back in 2005?
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We're Utterly Failing Our Environmental Pledges Made 20 Years Ago in Rio, Scientists Report

We're Utterly Failing Our Environmental Pledges Made 20 Years Ago in Rio, Scientists Report | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
A new report card in Nature gives world leaders failing grades for the assignments given to three treaties established at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio.
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Is Buying Local Food the Best Way to Go on a Carbon Diet?

Is Buying Local Food the Best Way to Go on a Carbon Diet? | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

This info may be slanted but the point is well made ... it is not a simple calculation when factoring transport cost and footprint for food, variables can be significant so one must dig deeper when making an assumption of food miles

 

In this excerpt from the latest book by the Union of Concerned Scientists, the authors look at the realities of local food.

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'Vertical farm' blossoms at meatpacking plant - CNN.com

'Vertical farm' blossoms at meatpacking plant - CNN.com | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it
An old meatpacking plant in Chicago is being transformed into an eco farm, which its founders says will produce food sustainably, while creating zero waste.
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People’s Summit: Food Waste and Post Harvest Losses | Nourishing the Planet

People’s Summit: Food Waste and Post Harvest Losses | Nourishing the Planet | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), reports that an estimated one-third of all food produced is wasted every year. In the United States alone, retailers and households throw away about 40 percent of all edible food.

 

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance will co-host a panel on food waste. In addition, rising global food prices and increasing income inequality are endangering the poor’s ability to feed themselves. But according to Tristram Stuart, a food waste expert and Sophie Prize Winner, salvaging 25 percent of the food waste from the U.S., the U.K., and Europe could rid the world of malnutrition.

 

In recent years, information on food waste and prevention methods have become more readily available and are beginning to spur responsible consumerism. For example, in the U.K., the Love Food, Hate Waste initiative reaches out to consumers with a user-friendly website with waste-prevention shopping tips, recipes for leftovers, and facts on global food waste.


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HydroponicsTV: The Grow Channel - Aquaponics in Hawaii Videos

Mike's aquaponic system (Watch Now: Aquaponics in Hawaii http://t.co/T8VcSiH5 : #aquaponic #hydro...)...
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1-Week Boot Camp Course: How to Become an Urban Farmer

1-Week Boot Camp Course:  How to Become an Urban Farmer | Vertical Farm - Food Factory | Scoop.it

Great offering in Brooklyn ...

 

Skillshare is a marketplace of classes to learn anything (e.g. cooking, fashion, programming) from teachers in your community.

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